College of Arts and Sciences
Art History

Learning Outcomes

  • Art History students should be able to:

    • Articulate histories of visual production and think critically about the stakes of artistic creation by interpreting works of art both as formal structures and in relation to social and cultural contexts.
    • Write convincingly about works of art using composite evidence (visual, historical, and textual) that relies upon primary and secondary textual sources and works of art in public exhibition.
    • Demonstrate analytical and communication skills by delivering oral presentations about an art historical question modeled on those for a public or scholarly setting.
    • Evaluate and critique a variety of methodological approaches employed within the discipline in a project that will lead to an original conception of an art historical problem in a major research paper.