Art History Minor
Required Courses for the Art History Minor
The Art History minor is an 18 semester credit hour program.
A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the minor.
- ART 160
Art History Survey I3 credits
A survey of Western art and architecture from Paleolithic
through Medieval times.
- ART 161
Art History Survey II3 credits
A survey of Western art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present.
Plus three of the following:
- ART 305
Non-Western Art3 credits
This course will cover the art and anthropology of the
following areas: the Americas (North and South), the
South Pacific, Africa, and the Orient. The course will be
offered as a general survey of the above topics, or focus
on one specific area per course offering. Offered even
- ART 306
Modern Art3 credits
The study of trends in contemporary art from 1880 to the present. All visual art forms will be discussed — paintings, sculpture, architecture, photography, and ceramics.
- ART 319
American Artist3 credits
This course will provide a forum for discussing issues
relating to the visual arts in America from the seventeenth
century to the present and to the political, religious, and
social histories that influenced them. Offered odd years.
- ART 492
The American Photograph: 150 Years of American Culture3 credits
The American Photograph is a course designed to
accomplish three objectives. It will provide an
introduction to select periods of American history, from
1840 to the present, through the exclusive use of
photographs as evidence. It will explain the history of
photography itself, how it came to be and why it grew in
popularity. Finally, and perhaps most challenging, the
course will introduce the participants to the field of visual
culture, using the photograph to examine how we see and
how images are used to influence our act of knowing.
Offered even years.
- ART 493
Renaissance Art3 credits
A survey of the art of the Renaissance in Europe covering
the beginning of the Renaissance in the 13th century and
into the 16th century. We will look at major trends and
artists and the social and political factors which
influenced the art of the period. Offered even years.
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