Undergraduate Degree - Art History and Visual Culture

Program:
Art History and Visual Culture
Program Code:
5646 Art History and Visual Culture
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
US05
Department:
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Art History and Visual Culture

Students of art history and visual culture seek to investigate the production, form, and reception of images and objects, past and present, from a multicultural perspective, incorporating painting, sculpture, and architecture as conventionally defined by art history but extending beyond these boundaries to material culture and a wider range of media. Art history and visual culture poses questions regarding the social, economic, religious, philosophical and psychological influences affecting those who consume as well as those who produce images and objects thus broadly defined, asking how values and beliefs are given material form and how these forms themselves can be interpreted. Cognate study provides additional opportunities to explore visual culture from the perspectives of a wide range of fields.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and Visual Culture

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Visual Culture.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Art History and Visual Culture major is met by completing History of Art 499.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. (6) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The completion of requirement 3.b. referenced below satisfies the College's foreign language requirement.

    The completion of requirement 3.c. referenced below satisfies one of the cognates required by the College.  The second cognate must be in a field outside the student's major.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following courses related to History of Art (38 to 40 credits):
    (1) Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    HA 101 Western Art from the Paleolithic to Medievel Era 3
    HA 102 Western Art from the Renaissance to Contemporary 3
    (2) One course from two of the following three areas (6 credits):
    Asian
    HA 260 Asian Art 3
    HA 261 Modern Asian Art 3
    African
    HA 271 African Art 3
    Native/Latin American
    HA 253 Native North American Art 3
    HA 254 Latin American Art 3
    (3) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    HA 200 History of Graphic Design 3
    HA 209 Ancient Art 3
    HA 210 Medieval Art 3
    HA 230 Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
    HA 240 Modern Art 3
    HA 250 American Art 3
    HA 252 Introduction to Contemporary Art 3
    HA 291 Topics in Art History 3
    (4) The following course (3 credits):
    HA 389 Methods in and Approaches to Art History 3
    (5) At least three art history courses selected from the following (12 credits):
    HA 401 Greek Art and Archaeology 4
    HA 402 Roman Art and Archaeology 4
    HA 410 Selected Topics in Medieval Art 4
    HA 430 Selected Topics in Baroque Art 4
    HA 446 Impressionism 4
    HA 450 Selected Topics in Modern Art 4
    HA 451 American Art through 1875 4
    HA 452 Selected Topics in Contemporary Art 4
    HA 453 American Art, 1875-1940 4
    HA 461 Selected Topics in Modern Asian Art 4
    HA 462 The Arts of China 4
    HA 463 Japanese Art 4
    HA 471 Selected Topics in African Art 4
    HA 491 Special Topics in History of Art 1 to 4
    (6) A capstone experience. Complete 3 credits of History of Art 499 Senior Research and Professional Development Seminar with concurrent enrollment in 1 credit of HA 499S Senior Research Project in History of Art (4 credits).
    (7) A 1 or 2 credit internship through enrollment in HA 493A or equivalent internship from fields close to art history and visual culture. The internship must be approved and supervised by a faculty member.
    (8) Additional credits in History of Art courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 38 credits, but not more than 40 credits, in courses in the major.
    b. Second-year competency in a foreign language pertinent to the student’s overall plan of study in consultation with the History of Art advisor. This requirement may be satisfied by placing into a 300-level foreign language course on a MSU placement test.
    c. A cognate of 12 credits from outside the student's major selected from areas such as museum studies, literature, a second language, material culture, or film studies. The cognate must be approved by the history of art advisor.
    d. A cognate of 12 credits from outside the student's major. Both the cognate and the related courses must be approved by the History of Art advisor.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Art History and Visual Culture, BA (5646)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Western Art
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Western Art: 2 courses from HA101, HA102

Requirement 12: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Areas
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Areas: A total 1 course from each of 2 of the following sets of courses
Native/Latin American: Native/Latin American -HA253, HA254
Asian: Asian -HA260, HA261
African: African -HA271

Requirement 13: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Periods in Art
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Periods in Art: 1 course from HA200, HA209, HA210, HA230, HA240, HA250, HA252, HA291

Requirement 14: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Methods and Approaches
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Methods and Approaches: 1 course from HA389

Requirement 15: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Required Electives
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Required Electives: 3 courses from HA401, HA402, HA410, HA430, HA446, HA450, HA451, HA452, HA453, HA461, HA462, HA463, HA471, HA491

Requirement 16: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Capstone Experience
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Capstone Experience: 3 credits from HA499

Requirement 17: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Senior Research Project in History of Art
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Senior Research Project in History of Art: 1 course from HA499S

Requirement 18: Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Internship
Major - Art History and Visual Culture - Internship: 1 course from HA493A

Requirement 19: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 38 credits from Additional credits in History of Art courses as needed to meet the requirements of at least 38, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major, with no more than one course from HA120 or 150.

Requirement 20: College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate: 12 credits from A cognate of 12 credits from within the College of Arts and Letters to be selected from areas such as museum studies, literature, a second language, material culture, or film studies. The cognate must be approved by the HA advisor.

Requirement 21: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 22: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 23: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.