University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

Art (Art History Specialization), B.A.


The Art Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers a History of Art major. Students learn about a variety of periods and topics whose content focuses primarily on Western art. Students are required to complete 39 credits in recommended courses.

Periods include Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary. Topics include modern propaganda, decorative arts, beauty and the body, and history of paleontology illustration.

https://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans/liberal-arts

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate the historical knowledge, critical perspectives and visual sophistication regarding the development of Art from the past to the present.
  • achieve a basic mastery and scholarly competence in the academic endeavors of Art History.

Contact Information


209 Church Fine Arts Complex
(775) 784-6682

College of Liberal Arts Advising: http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 42 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO2 courses .

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (18 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO9 courses .

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10 courses .

C. Global Context - CO11


D. Ethics - CO12


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .

E. Capstone Integration and Synthesis - CO13


Choose one course:

F. Application - CO14


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO14 courses .

III. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, 6 units that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill the Core General Education requirements (Core Objectives 1 through 8).

IV. Major Requirements (39 units)


In addition to the University’s General Education and Additional Silver Core Curriculum requirements, students majoring in art history must take these additional courses:

V. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Art Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

VI. Electives (0-33 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan with an academic advisor.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-18 units)


  • Prerequisite Core English (3-5 units) *
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 units) CO2*
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) CO6
  • (3 units) CO7

Spring Semester (16-17 units)


  • (3 units) CO1, CO3 *
  • (3 units) CO7
  • Physical & Natural Phenomena (3-4 units) CO4 or CO4L **
  • Foreign Language 112 (4 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units)
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  • * English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
    **At least one Physical & Natural Phenomena CO4 course must have an approved lab (CO4L). 

B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (16-18 units)


  • (3 units) CO11
  • Additional Art History III (3 units)
  • Diversity & Equity (3 units) CO10
  • Science, Technology & Society (1-3 units) CO9
  • College Breadth Requirement (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


  • Additional Art History IV (3 units)
  • Additional Art History V (3 units) 
  • Minor (3 units)
  • 300- 400 Level Minor (3 units)
  • 300-400 Level Required Art History (3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (13-15 units)


  • Additional Art History VI (3 units)
  • Ethics (1-3 units) CO12
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • 300-400 Level Minor (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (14-16 units)


  • Additional Art History VII (3 units)
  • Additional Art History VIII (3 units)
  • Application (1-3 units) CO14
  • 300-400 Level Minor(3 units)
  • General Elective (4 unit)