The Art History Discipline

  •  Art, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Humanities: Choose one or two3-6
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIR EARTH SCI FND & APPLICA
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional Courses23
Any WLC 100 or 200 level
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
Any two 100-level ARS courses
One 200-level ARS course
Pre-professional Elective
Choose from the above categories of Humanities, History, or Social and Behavioral Sciences
Upper Division Requirements
Art History Courses:
CONTEMPORARY ART & ISSUES
Select five additional ARH courses at the 300 level or above from the following:15
ANCIENT GREEK ART
MEDIEVAL ART
RENAISSANCE ART
TWENTIETH CENTURY ART
ANCIENT ROMAN ART
COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS
IMPRESSIONISM & POST-IMP
NINETEENTH CENTURY ART
PHILOSOPHY OF ART
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART HY
INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
Senior Thesis:
SENIOR THESIS
Art Studio Courses:
One 300-level ARS course, corresponding to 200-level taken above 1,2
Minor18
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by student, please see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
1

An additional 3 hr. upper-level studio, art history, or approved related discipline is required for art history majors with a studio minor. Please consult with advisor or chair.

2

For example, if a student opts to take ARS 280, he or she may select among the 300-level Printmaking options: ARS 381, ARS 383, ARS 385, or ARS 387.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
MA 1XX  3
ARH 101ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN 3
ARS 160DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
Science w/Lab  4
ARH 103ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS 3
ARS 123TWO-DIMENSIONAL DES/COLOR TH 3
  or ARS 140  or THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 
Area II GER Class  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
Foreign Language Class  3
Science w/Lab  4
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
ARH 100ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL 3
ARH 309CONTEMPORARY ART ISSUES 3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 2XX  3
ARS 2XX  3
HY 104WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3
ARH 3XX  3
Minor Class  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
TH 122THEATRE APPRECIATION 3
ARH 3XX  3
ARS 3XX  3
Minor Class  3
Minor Class  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
Area IV GER  3
ARH 3XX  3
ARH 3XX  3
Minor Class  3
Minor Class  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
Area II GER  3
ARH 3XX  3
Area V GER  3
Minor Class  3
Minor Class  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
Area IV GER  3
ARH 400SENIOR THESIS 3
Area V GER  3
Area V GER  3
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120