International Affairs

Requirements for the B.A. in International Affairs

Learning Outcomes for the Art History Major


A. The Proficiency Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Foreign Language. 

B. The General Distribution Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics and Science, Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts (many of the Humanities and Fine Arts requirements will be satisfied by the core curriculum courses below).

C. Core Curriculum The core courses are aimed to provide the student with a solid foundation for the study of art history and prepare the students for the Senior Thesis.

  • AH 141 World Art I. Visual Culture of the Ancient World
  • AH 142 World Art II. Visual Culture of the Medieval World
  • AH 143 World Art III. Visual Culture of the Early Modern World
  • AH 144 World Art IV. Visual Culture of the Modern and Contemporary World
  • AH 240 Introduction to Art Historical Thinking
  • One Studio Art course (100-300 level) 
  • Three AH or ARCH courses (200-300 level) in three of four areas: The Ancient World; The Medieval World; The Early Modern World; The Modern and Contemporary World
  • AH 460 Research Practicum 
  • AH 480 Senior Thesis 

The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University, with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses.

D. Major Electives 

  • Six major electives not taken as core courses of which at least three 300 level or higher AH or ARCH courses.
  • If a student has not already taken a Rome City Series course as part of the Core Curriculum, one of the following courses must be selected as a Major Elective: AH 290, AH 291, AH 293, AH 294, AH 298.
  • Students may take up to one 200 level or higher AS course

The list of approved major electives is available here.

E. General Electives sufficient to give a total of 120 credits.