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Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History is a 12-course, 36-credit major. The courses build upon a two-course introductory sequence, a seven-course intermediate level, two advanced seminars and a senior seminar or thesis. This flexible program is tailored to the particular interests and goals of each student who may, beginning at the intermediate level, develop a six-course concentration in either Art History or Architectural History.

All Art and Architectural History majors will be required to complete the equivalent of two years of a modern foreign language before graduating. The two years of language study may be completed by taking four semesters of one foreign language at RWU, or through a proficiency exam placing the student at the appropriate level of study to fulfill the language requirement.

Introductory Courses

AAH 121-122 History of Art and Architecture I-II  

Intermediate Courses

AAH 305 Theory and Methods of Art and Architectural History  

And six from the following menu of options

AAH 311 History of American Art  
AAH 312 History of Modern Art  
AAH 313 Arts and Architecture of Africa  
AAH 317 Giotto to Leonardo  
AAH 318 Michelangelo to Vasari  
AAH 319 History of Italian Renaissance Art  
AAH 320 The Art of Buon Fresco  
AAH 321 Art and Architecture in the Classical World  
AAH 322 Art and Architecture in the Medieval World  
AAH 323 Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  
ARCH 324 Evolution of Urban Form  
ARCH 325 History of Modern Architecture  
ARCH 327 History of American Architecture  
ARCH 328 Renaissance Architecture in Perspective  
ARCH 329 History of Landscape Architecture  
AAH 330 Topics in Art and Architectural History  
HP 341 Pre-industrial America  
HP 342 Industrial America  

Advanced Seminars
Three of the following:

AAH 421 Issues in Contemporary Art  
AAH 430 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History  
ARCH 478 Dutch Architecture: An Enduring 20th Century Legacy  
AAH 523 Nature and Art  
AAH 530 Special Topics in Art and Architectural History  
AAH 560 The Newport Seminar  
ARCH 573 Modernism in the Non-Western World  
ARCH 575 Contemporary Asian Architecture and Urbanism  
ARCH 576 Theoretical Origins of Modernism  
ARCH 577 The American Skyscraper  

400 level courses in Art and Architectural History from the Institute for Fine and Liberal Arts of the Palazzo Rucellai.

or

AAH 450 Senior Thesis  

Optional Concentration
Students may elect to pursue a six-course concentration from the intermediate courses and advanced seminars in either Art History or Architectural History.

Art History Concentration: six from AAH 311, AAH 312, AAH 313, AAH 317, AAH 318, AAH 319, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), AAH 421, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics)

Architectural History Concentration: six from ARCH 324, ARCH 325, ARCH 327, ARCH 328, ARCH 329, AAH 321, AAH 322, AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), HP 341, HP 342, AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics), ARCH 475, ARCH 530 (relevant topics), ARCH 573, ARCH 575, ARCH 576, ARCH 577

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History/ Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History 4+1 Degree Program

Students can expect to complete the degree program sequence through a program of five and one half or six years of study, though students may accelerate through winter intersession or summer study.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

For the Bachelor of Arts degree see Undergraduate Degree Requirements above.

In addition to the undergraduate program, students in the B.A./M.A. in Art + Architectural History 4+1 program must complete the minimum of 36 RWU credit hours at the graduate level and one non-credit internship. These 500- and 600-level courses include three-credit classes, a travel course (as an option) of three credits and a non-credit internship. See Master of Arts degree requirements below.

All accepted Master’s students will, in conference with their advisor, develop a personal degree program to include electives from select, existing graduate-level offerings, as needed, in SAAHP (art and architectural history, historic preservation, and architecture) and related graduate programs in the university. The two-year 36-credit graduate curriculum is structured to include twelve (12) core graduate courses and one (1) internship.

Students accepted to the Master’s program who do not have a bachelor of arts in art and architectural history and/ or need language preparation, will, in conference with their advisor, develop a customized degree program to include, as needed, select, existing undergraduate-level courses that are already part of the B.A. in Art and Architectural History curriculum and/or university offerings.

Undergraduate coursework or language course work necessary to meet the graduate degree expectations will not count toward the Master’s curriculum total.

At least 30 graduate credits must be taken at RWU.