2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Art and Art History Major, Art History Emphasis

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Major Requirements

A student who completes the major requirements earns a degree in art and art history.

Required Courses

  • Five ARTS classes (art history) at the 100, 200, or 300 levels. Maximum one at the 100 level. At least one at the 300 level. Non-studio ARTS (architecture) classes may also count toward these ( ,       , etc.).
  • Two ARTS classes (studio art)
  • Two electives: any choice or combination of additional art history courses, studio courses, transfer credits in art history, studio art or architecture from an approved university/study abroad program. An additional option for the electives is one or two courses from another Colgate department. In order for extra-departmental Colgate courses to count as an art history elective, the student must a) demonstrate the relevance of the course(s) to their learning trajectory in art history; b) obtain prior approval from their adviser and the department chair; and c) take the course(s) prior to their senior year.
  •  , to be taken in the fall of the senior year.
  •   may be taken as an optional eleventh class in the major.

GPA Requirement

A GPA of C (2.00) in combined studio courses and art history courses is required of all majors. Only one course below a C– will be accepted for the major.

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