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Minor in Art History

From the Baroque art movement: "The Triumph of the Immaculate" by Paolo de Matteis (1710)
From the Baroque art movement: "The Triumph of the Immaculate" by Paolo de Matteis (1710)

Art history is an academic discipline concerned with the production, consumption, and experience of art, architecture, design, mass media, and other artifacts that manifest themselves visually or tangibly. Art historians may study any period, region, or cultural tradition. To analyze the so-called “visual culture” of every period and place, and to understand its relationship to cultural contexts and social functions, art historians may employ diverse methodologies.

Students considering pursuing a Minor in Art History will find that it enriches also study in a related major in design and the humanities. The study of visual art, architecture, and design throughout world civilizations will enhance your understanding of ancient and modern cultures.

The Art History Minor requires 18 units. To fulfill all requirements, students must take any three lower-division art history courses and one upper-division course from each of three content “groups” for a total of 3 upper-division courses.

Art History Minor Contacts
Alison Pearlman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Art
apearlman@cpp.edu

Karlyn Griffith, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Art
kmgriffith@cpp.edu

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