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(Art majors are required to complete all courses in Area F. Any transfer student who has not completed the course in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GCSU)

Area F

18 semester hours

ARTS 1200

Two-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1201

Three-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1000

Drawing I (3 hours)

ARTS 1620

Introduction to the Computer in Art (3 hours)

ARTS 2800

The Ancient and Medieval Worlds (3 hours)

ARTS 2810

From the Renaissance to the Modern World (3 hours)

Concentration Requirements

21 semester hours

Complete seven 4000-level classes in Art History. The following are recommended but ARTS 4950, 4960, 4970, or other classes at the 3000-4000 level in Museum Studies, Studio Art, Art History, IDST, HIST, WMST, ENGL, BLST, MUSC, and THEA may be substituted. These and other courses below may also be used under "Electives: or under "Cognate".

ARTS 4800

Women and Art (3 hours)

ARTS 4810

20th Century Art, 1900-1950 (3 hours)

ARTS 4820

Late 20th Century Art Since 1950 (3 hours)

ARTS 4825

Seminar in Art History (3 hours)

ARTS 4830

American Art: From Colony to Conceptualism (3 hours)

ARTS 4840

African American Art (3 hours)

ARTS 4845

African Art History (3 hours)

ARTS 4860

19th Century Art of the West (3 hours)

ARTS 4880

Asian Art History - Chinese (3 hours)

ARTS 4881

Asian Art History - Indian (3 hours)

ARTS 4882

Asian Art History - Southeast Asia (3 hours)

Art History Capstone

6 semester hours

Senior Research and Senior Thesis and Presentation are to be taken in sequence and only during the senior year.

ARTS 4992

Senior Research (3 hours)

ARTS 4993

Senior Thesis and Presentation (3 hours)

Cognate Area

12 semester hours

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one Non-Western Art History course. The following are recommended but substitutions are allowed:

ARTS 4855

Public Art (3 hours) or

ARTS 4850

Art Criticism (3 hours)

ARTS 4851

Comparative Aesthetics (Non Western) (3 hours)

ARTS 4800 - 4950

Art History (Non Western) (3 hours)

Foreign Language Requirements

3-12 semester hours

Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of the fourth university course (2002) in one foreign language.


12-15 semester hours

Students are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours in Art History or to develop a secondary or tertiary area in Studio Art or Museum Studies.

Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses that count toward major requirements.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement.


120 semester hours minimum

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