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
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
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
PHL 201
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL 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
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
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 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
MA 1XX  3
ARH 101ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN 3
ARS 160DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 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