Art History

Art History is the study of visual culture, from traditional painting, sculpture, and printmaking to contemporary forms of expression and communication. The art historian researches and analyzes the elements of artworks in order to create and share richly nuanced interpretations of their meaning and significance

Art History Major
ARTH 270 History of Art I
ARTH 272 History of Art II
ARTH 273 Modern Art History
ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History
ARTH 483 Seminar in the History of Art 

Six (6) Art History Electives

Two (2) Studio Art Courses

Foreign Language Requirement:
Minimum completion of Elementary II for one (1) foreign language required (0-2 courses).
The language requirement for the major may be fulfilled in one of several ways:

• Minimum completion of Elementary II of Foreign Language courses.
• FSU Placement test score equivalent to Elementary II of a language.
• Completion of level 4 in a single language in high school.
• Waiver from the Chair of the Department of World Languages if high school academic language is other than English.

Note: Most graduate programs in Art History require a reading knowledge of German and/or French or Italian. Language study through intermediate level or the addition of a second foreign language is recommended. 

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