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Minors in Arts and Humanities


To minor in the Arts and Humanities, students must take a minimum of 18 hours for the minor, 12 of which must be upper-division hours. Core courses offered by the school may count as lower-division hours toward the minor. The minors in the School of Arts & Humanities follows:

Minor in Visual Arts


Students must take a minimum of 18 credit hours for the minor, at least 12 of which must be upper-division hours. Core courses offered by the school may count as lower-division hours toward the appropriate minor. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.

Courses that satisfy the Visual Arts minor are listed below. Students are required to take 3 hours in Arts foundations, 3 hours in Art History foundations, and 12 hours of Studio Courses. Students may contact the academic advisor in their major for more information.

Arts Foundations (3 hours):
ARTS 1316 Drawing Foundations
ARTS 2311 Topics in Visual Art
ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations
ARTS 2350 Digital Photography and Design
ARTS 2380 2D Design Foundations
ARTS 2381 Introduction to Sculpture
ARTS 2V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1-3 semester hours)
Art History Foundations (3 hours):
AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval
AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern
AHST 2331 Understanding Art
AHST 3313 Medieval Art
AHST 3315 The Art of the Renaissance
AHST 3316 The Art of the Baroque
AHST 3317 Pioneers of Modern Art
AHST 3318 Contemporary Art
AHST 3319 Twentieth Century European Art: Avant-Garde and Aftermath
AHST 3320 Art in Historical Context
AHST 3324 History of Photography
AHST 4342 Topics in Art History
FILM 2332 Understanding Film
FILM 3321 Film in Historical Context
FILM 3325 Film Authorship
FILM 3342 Topics in Film
Studio Courses (12 hours):
ARTS 3311 Theory and Practice of Visual Arts
ARTS 3340 Topics in Studio Art
ARTS 3363 Design, Text, and Image
ARTS 3365 Advanced Drawing
ARTS 3366 Drawing Concepts
ARTS 3367 Figure Drawing
ARTS 3368 Mixed Media
ARTS 3369 Intermediate Painting
ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography
ARTS 3372 Color Photography
ARTS 3373 Printmaking
ARTS 3375 Sculpture
ARTS 3376 Time Based Art
ARTS 3377 Digital Photography
ARTS 3379 Photography and New Media
ARTS 3381 Video Painting
ARTS 3382 Color as Subject
ARTS 4308 Image/Text
ARTS 4368 Advanced Visual Arts
ARTS 4369 Advanced Painting
ARTS 4372 Advanced Photography
ARTS 4V71 Independent Study in Visual Arts (1-3 semester hours)