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B.A. in Art History (Curriculum Map)Art History
Museum Studies


Learning Outcomes in Art History

  • The ability to analyze data
  • Understanding of the methods art historians use to study works of art, including data collection, survey of scholarly bibliography, assessment of arguments, creation of arguments, evaluation of evidence
  • Understanding of art historical methods of hypothesis development
  • Understanding of some major art historical concepts
  • Knowledge of art historical methods of interpretive analysis
  • Knowledge of some major art historical concerns
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret works of art by analyzing appropriate social, cultural, psychological and environmental aspects of the works
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret works of art using the language of art criticism relevant to the art under study
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contributions of significant art historians to the discipline
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major trends and movements that have shaped the debates of the history of art
  • Demonstrate use of the web-based databases of art history, such as the Bibliography of the History of Art
  • Demonstrate ability to use online indexical databases for finding scholarly sources (International Bibliography of Art, JStor, Bibliography of the History of Art)
  • Demonstrate ability to develop arguments based on scholarly, peer-review sources
  • Demonstrate college-level, standard English writing ability
  • Demonstrate knowledge of specialized Art History vocabulary in a range of areas from Prehistoric to Contemporary
  • Demonstrate knowledge of methodological and historiographic approaches pertinent for the study of art (semiotics, iconography, formalism, feminism, etc)

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