Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Mar 18, 2018  
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Art History Major

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All art history majors are required to complete:

Recommended courses for art history majors include:

  • At least one additional studio art course at the 200 or 300 level
  • A range of elective courses in the humanities and/or the history of other art forms, according to the individual student’s interests and goals.

Writing proficiency in the major is required and is fulfilled by completing:

  • One research paper with appropriate citations, bibliography, and illustrations of no less than 10 text pages with a grade of B or better, written for a course in the major.
  • One paper demonstrating critical analysis of no less than 3 text pages with a grade of B or better, written for a course in the major.

Honors in the major

  • To achieve honors in the major, graduating seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all courses taken within the major and a minimum overall GPA of 3.3
  • Honors candidates must complete ARH 495 , The Art History Thesis, producing an approximately 35-page paper or an extensive website or exhibition plan with a grade of B+ or better. Completion of a Senior Thesis with a grade of B+ or better can substitute for ARH 395.
  • Honors candidates must have completed the required course ARH 366  (formerly ART 366), The Art-Historical Presentation, with a grade of B+ or better.

Additional Information:

An art history major may elect to concentrate in arts administration (see arts administration requirements).

A maximum of two internships may count toward the major. Each internship can earn a maximum of four credits.

Transfer students should note that at least 23 of the credits for the art history major must be earned at Goucher. When requesting transfer credit, courses taken elsewhere, if required for the major, must correspond to courses offered at Goucher, and a syllabus of the course must be presented to determine this.

Courses taken elsewhere to satisfy requirements in the art history major or minor by enrolled students must be approved in advance by the program. Students may take no more than three courses (9-12 credits) counting towards the art history major at institutions other than Goucher (not including courses taken during Goucher-approved study abroad).

Major in Art History with a Concentration in Arts Administration

Art history majors concentrating in arts administration must complete a minimum of 27 credits in art and art history that are chosen in consultation with the program faculty. These credits must include:

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