Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Art History and Visual Culture

The Minor in Art History and Visual Culture, which is administered by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, provides a minimum foundation in the field that may be used to supplement majors in other visual and cultural fields and enhance interdisciplinary expertise within other majors in the humanities.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and Visual Culture.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor must consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

Requirements for the Minor in Art History and Visual Culture

The student must complete 17 to 21 credits from the following:

               
1. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  HA 101 Western Art from the Paleolithic to Medieval Era 3
  HA 102 Western Art from the Renaissance to contemporary 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  HA 260 Asian Art 3
  HA 261 Modern Asian Art 3
  HA 271 African art 3
3. Complete 11 to 15 credits of course work in history of art as approved by the student's academic advisor. At least one course must be at the 400-level.