Requirements for the Minor include four core courses—ART 1104, ART 1004, ART 2385/6, ART 4104—and two elective courses in the social sciences, totaling 18 credit hours. Students can graduate with the Minor beginning Winter 2019 semester.
ART 1104 – Language of Visual Arts is the gateway course for the minor that introduces foundational understanding of key formal structures in the fine arts and built environment in five major disciplines: architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, and film.
ART 1004 – Topics in Studio Art for Non-Majors explores practice-based media with instruction in design and material processes; class sections vary by topic and include drawing, painting, photography, visual communication design, and other disciplines.
ART 2385/6 – Survey of the History of Western Art I and II examine the changing role of art in global societies from the prehistoric through contemporary eras.
ART 4104 – Interpretation of Visual Arts is the capstone course for the Visual Arts and Society Minor. It offers a summative experience leading students to synthesize methodological approaches learned throughout their coursework in the Minor. Diverse interpretive strategies are applied to a major project with either a global or local focus to achieve an intercultural, multi-disciplinary perspective. The result is a cross-pollination of intellectual positions across the fields of art history, social sciences, visual and cultural studies, and the humanities.
In addition to the above courses, students choose two classes (6 credit hours) from numerous course offerings in the social sciences. From these electives, students learn to critically examine cultural production as it intersects with human behavior and aspects of race, gender, politics, economy, sexuality, and religion (see the VAS check sheet for specific course options).
Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the Visual Arts Minor and establish a plan of study to complete its required and elective courses. Contact the Manager of the Minor, Dr. James Jewitt if you wish to learn about the program, ask any further questions, or find out if it is right for you!
* You may also wish to consult the check sheet of courses. Course substitutions for required and elective courses on the check sheet will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Minor’s Manager.
Complete the Declare Minor Form for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. This form requires the signature of the Minor Advisor, Dr. James Jewitt. Contact him to schedule an appointment here.
Return the completed form to Robert Jacks, Director of Academic Advising for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Room 202 Cowgill Hall.
Get started on the required and/or elective courses for the Minor. They can be taken in any sequence, with the exception of the capstone ART 4104 course.
School of Visual Arts (host)
– Studio Art
– Visual Communication Design
– Art History
Urban Affairs and Planning
Religion and Culture
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Peace Studies and Violence Prevention