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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History, B.A.


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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences Requirements , College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Schedule of Classes


Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education requirements


In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundations, Explorations, and Integration. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements   section of the catalog.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in art history, B.A. program


A minimum of 52 credits, distributed as shown below. At least 16 credits in the major must be taken at Oakland University. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of C may be counted toward the art history major.

2. Writing intensive in the major


3. Distribution courses (select one course from each of the following four categories)


Notes


AH 3110 - Art of the Ancient Near East  may satisfy the requirement either for Non-Western or for Ancient/Medieval, but not both.

  may satisfy the requirement either for Non-Western or for Ancient/Medieval, but not both.

AH 3890 - Seminar in Art History  may satisfy one of the above requirements, the subject area of which will determine the category.

AH 3900  -  Special Topics in Art History  may satisfy one of the above requirements, the subject area of which will determine the category. Students may take multiple Special Topics courses, each of which would satisfy not more than one category.

AH 3910  -  Study Abroad in Art History  - Visual Cultures of the Italian Peninsula may satisfy the requirement either for Ancient/Medieval or for Renaissance/Baroque, but not both.

Students using this catalog to meet art history major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the Non-Western, Ancient/Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, and American/Modern groups and published in a later catalog.

 

4. Four elective credits from AH courses


5. Studio art elective


6. Capstone courses (permission of faculty program adviser required for enrollment in AH 4998)


Language requirement


Students must also complete one semester of a foreign language. This requirement also fulfills General Education: Foreign Language and Culture. For students intending to pursue graduate study, the departmental faculty recommends two years of college-level foreign language.

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