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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History (BA)

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University Requirements:

College Requirements:

College Breadth Requirements:

The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to three credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements. Minimum grade C- required for courses used to satisfy College Breadth.

*If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Foreign Language:

  • Completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.
    • The number of credits (0-12) needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.
      • Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination  through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.


The math requirement must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters.

Complete one of the following four options (minimum grade D-):

Option One:

Option Two:

One of the following:

Option Three:

Successful completion of any 200-level or higher mathematics course except: MATH 201 , MATH 202 , MATH 205 , MATH 251 , MATH 252 , MATH 253 , and MATH 266 .

Option Four:

  • Successful performance on a proficiency test in mathematics administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (0 credits awarded).

Second Writing Requirement:

A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

Major Requirements:

33 credits ARTH minimum; 45 credits maximum. Minimum grade of C- required in all ARTH courses taken to satisfy major requirements.

Requirements in Art History (ARTH):

  • Two (maximum) 100-level ARTH courses, no more than six credits.
  • (ARTH 153  and ARTH 154  are recommended)

  • Four courses at the 200-level or above, one each in four of the five following distribution areas :
    1. Before the year 1400
    2. 1400-1700
    3. 1700-1900
    4. 1900-present
    5. African, Asian, Islamic, Native American or Latin American art
  • Two ARTH courses at the 200-level or above (excluding ARTH 202  and ARTH 464 ).
  • Note: A minimum of 12 of the above 24 credits must be taken at UD.

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Art History course at the 300-level or above
  • Art History seminar at the 400-level : Only the following courses fullfill the Art History seminar  at the 400-level.

Related Coursework:

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Three-credit 200 or 300-level History (HIST) course
  • Nine credits from the following areas: Anthropology, Studio Art, Art Conservation (excluding ARTC 464 ), Education, English, History, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (except those used to satisfy the College’s foreign language requirement), Material Culture, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre. Courses in these fields that are cross-listed with Art History will only count towards the 33 credits in Art History courses, and do not satisfy related coursework requirements.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised 2020-2021 Academic Year

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