Art & Architectural History
As an Art & Architectural History student, you’ll immerse yourself in the study of visual culture and its philosophical, aesthetic and social meanings across history. Through coursework, internships and a semester abroad at our Florence architectural studio, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of the arts and develop the analytical and critical skills needed for a career in teaching, museums and galleries, art conservation and commercial art.
The Art & Architectural History MajorClick to Open
The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Art & 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. Majors are required to complete two years of study in a foreign language.
|AAH||121-122||History of Art and Architecture I-II|
|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||315||The History and Theory of Photography|
|AAH||317||Giotto to Leonardo|
|AAH||318||Michelangelo to Vasari|
|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||329||History of Landscape Architecture|
|AAH||330||Topics in Art and Architectural History|
|Three of the following:|
|AAH||421||Issues in Contemporary Art|
|AAH||423||Nature and Art|
|AAH||430||Special Topics in Art and Architectural History|
|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|
|400 level courses in Art and Architectural History from the Institute for Fine and Liberal Arts of the Palazzo Rucellai.|
Foreign Language Requirement
The B.A. in Art and Architectural History requires students to complete two years of study in a foreign language.
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 315, AAH 317, AAH 318, 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 329, AAH 321, AAH 322,AAH 323, AAH 330 (relevant topics), AAH 423, AAH 430 (relevant topics) ARCH 530 (relevant topics), ARCH 573, ARCH 575, ARCH 576, ARCH 577
The Art & Architectural History MinorClick to Open
|AAH||121-122||History of Art and Architecture I–II|
Two Intermediate Courses from the Art & Architectural History Major
Two additional courses from the Art & Architectural History Major, a minimum of one at the 400 level or above.
To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.