Art History, B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Hours: 40

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 24


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B070

Major Requirements

A student must make a grade of C or better in all art history courses.

Requirements within the OU School of Visual Arts

Required Courses
A HI 1314Introduction to Art History 14
A HI 3903Art History, Theory and Practice3
A HI Elective, 2000-level course3
Art History—Advised Upper-Division Electives21
No more than three hours of internships may be used for upper-division or art history elective credit. At least 6 hours at the 4000 level.
Art Studio
Choose 9 hours9
Total Credit Hours40

Major Support Requirements

Requirements Outside the OU School of Visual Arts

Humanities - Choose 18 hours from a minimum of three of the following areas:18
History (excluding U.S. or an individual state)
Literature (classical, English or foreign literature in either the original or translation)
Philosophy
History or Appreciation of Music, Dance, or Drama
History of Science
Anthropology
Total Credit Hours18

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete one General Education course at the 3000-4000 level outside the OU School of Visual Arts.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
Choose a minimum of four courses, all in the same language (Core I) 112-16
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I)3
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
Will be satisfied in Art History requirements0
Introduction to Art History 2
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course3
World Culture
Choose one course3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Free Electives
Choose 11-16 hours 311-16
Total Credit Hours62

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 24 hours of upper-division Art History credit must be earned in residence as a declared major. This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
A HI 1314 Introduction to Art History 4
Humanities outside School of Art 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
A HI Elective, 2000-level course 3
Humanities outside School of Art 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
First Semester
Humanities outside School of Art 3
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3-4
Social Science (Core III) 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 3-5
 Credit Hours12-15
Second Semester
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Humanities outside School of Art 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 3-5
 Credit Hours15-17
Junior
First Semester
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
A HI Elective, upper division 3
Humanities outside School of Art 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
A HI 3903 Art History, Theory and Practice 3
ART Studio Elective 3
World Culture (Core IV) 3
Language 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 2-4
 Credit Hours14-16
Senior
First Semester
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Humanities outside School of Art 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
Western Culture 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3-6
 Credit Hours12-15
 Total Credit Hours120