Art - Art History (Bachelor of Arts)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a concentration in art history is a flexible 120-hour program which includes the general studies curriculum, the required Art major courses, and a minor.  The Bachelor of Art degree with a concentration in art history requires 54 hours, including:

Course Title Credits
ART 111Survey of Art I3
ART 112Survey of Art II (WI)3
ART 134Drawing I3
ART 233Design I3
ART 234Drawing II3
ART 240Design II3
ART 489BA Senior Seminar in Art History3
Select six hours of 100 level foreign language6
Select 27 hours of 300/400 level art history courses27
Total Hours54

The student may choose any minor offered at JSU.

Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in art history in the Art Plan of Study for all general studies and Art Department course requirements.

All Art majors are required to seek advisement each semester from the department head or faculty advisor and become familiar with the general and specific requirements for the degree which they are seeking. Students majoring in Art with a concentration in art history are required to complete and pass the core Art courses:  ART 111 Survey of Art I (3)ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) (3) ART 134 Drawing I (3)ART 233 Design I (3)ART 234 Drawing II (3), and ART 240 Design II (3).  Students must complete ART 111 Survey of Art I (3) and ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) (3) before enrolling in 300- and 400-level art history courses.  Students must earn a “C” or better in each of the major and minor courses taken.  Prior to graduation, all Art majors with a concentration in art history are required to complete a senior seminar focusing on historiography and research methodologies relevant to the art history discipline.  Working closely with the instructor, students will write a research paper and oral presentation related to their scholarly interest in art history.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in art history offered by the Department of Art and Design requires an overall minimum of 120 semester hours comprised of the following sub-requirements:

  • a minimum of 12 hours of 300/400 level courses at JSU in the major
  • a minimum of six hours of 300/400 level courses in the minor at JSU
  • 41 hours of general studies courses
  • 19 hours of support courses
  • a minimum of 36 hours of 300/400 level courses, which include those required in the major and minor

Students must earn a minimum of 2.00 GPA overall and at JSU, 2.50 in the major, and a “C” or better in each of the major and minor courses to graduate.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
History Sequence 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
ART 111 Survey of Art I 3
ART 134 Drawing I 3
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours15
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
History Sequence 3
ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) 3
ART 233 Design I 3
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
Fine Arts 3
Natural Science Sequence 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Art History 300+ 3
ART 240 Design II 3
 Hours16
Spring
Fine Arts 3
Natural Science Sequence 4
Art History 300+ 3
ART 234 Drawing II 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours16
Junior
Fall
EH 141 Oral Communication 3
Foreign Language sequence 1 3
Art History 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Literature 3
Foreign Language sequence 1 3
Art History 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Art History 300+ 6
Minor/Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
ART 489 BA Senior Seminar in Art History 3
Art History 300+ 3
Minor/Electives 7
 Hours13
 Total Hours120