Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Art, Art History Specialization, B.A.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in art history will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major monuments and artists in their specific cultural-historical context and apply that knowledge to specific art historical problems (e.g., what makes a work of art meaningful or worthy of study).

    a. Identify major works of art and architecture in specific art historical periods.

    b. Analyze works of art with due consideration to their content, style, composition and facture.

    c. Analyze works of art or artistic practices in light of the specific set of cultural values, socio-historical conditions, or in light of theoretical approaches (e.g., religious beliefs, issues of cultural identity, social status of artists, art consumption practices, feminist theory etc.).

    d. Identify key scholars and their work and recognize various theoretical approaches to art historical studies (e.g., formal analysis, iconology, social history, feminist approaches, etc.).

  2. Demonstrate sound research, intellectual analysis of source material, critical thinking, and effective writing and speaking skills.

    a. Gather information and discriminate between significant and insignificant information found

    while researching.

    b. Negotiate conflicting information and interpretations.

    c. Draw logical conclusions from research sources, and organize them in a coherent, properly documented manner.

    d. Write well and effectively, using language appropriate to the discipline.

    e. Present research in a public forum using appropriately chosen and paced visual material.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (50-52 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)


Completion of a foreign language through Intermediate II or ASL IV (or equivalent for showing moderate proficiency) is required. Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing  and MATH 1043 Essentials of Algebra .

Students enrolled in the art history specialization are not required to take AS 2001.

Art History Specialization Requirements (33 hours)

Upper Division Art History Electives (21 hours)

Pre-1800 Art History Electives (6 hours)

Two of the following:

Post-1800 Art History Electives (6 hours)

Two of the following:

Art History Electives (9 hours)

  • Three art history courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Studio Art or Art History Electives (6 hours)

At least 3 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Minor (12 hours)

Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (23-25 hours)

Total: 120 hours

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