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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History/Three Languages (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.

Art History/Language Major Requirements:

Major Requirements:

30 credits ARTH minimum; 45 credits ARTH maximum. Minimum grade of C- required in all ARTH courses taken to satisfy major requirements. The language credit requirements are identified below.   

Requirements in Art History:

100-level ARTH courses:

  • Two of ARTH 100-level courses, no more than six credits (ARTH 153  and ARTH 154  are recommended): Credit(s): 6*

Distribution Area Requirements:

  • Four courses at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level in the following ARTH distribution areas as designated below Credit(s): 12
Geocultural Distribution Group:

Chronological Distribution Group:

200-, 300-, or 400-level ARTH course:

  • One ARTH course at 200-, 300-, or 400-levels (excluding ARTH 464 ) Credit(s): 3

A minimum of 12 of the 21 credits (the 100-level ARTH course requirements, the Distribution Area requirements, and the 200-, 300-, and 400-level ARTH course requirement) must be taken at UD.

ARTH Seminar requirement:


*Students can petition to fill these requirements with ARTH courses that are higher than 100-level, with permission from their Art History faculty advisors using a course substitution form.​​​​​​​

**Coursework applied toward one major requirement may not be used toward any other major requirement. For coursework that is eligible toward multiple requirements in the major, the following priority is applied: Eligible courses will first be used toward the ARTH seminar requirements. Once the ARTH seminar requirements are satisfied, courses will then apply toward the Geocultural Group, if eligible.  Once the Geocultural Group’s requirements are satisfied, courses will then apply toward the Chronological Group, if eligible.  Any diversion from this order must be approved by their ARTH faculty advisors using a course substitution form.

Art History Related Coursework:

Three-credit of 200- or 300-level course from the approved list of College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Group of History and Cultural Change; this course cannot be an ARTH course or cross-listed with an ARTH course.  This requirement may be filled with a course from the language major requirements listed below, if that course is also on the approved list of College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Group of History and Cultural Change.

Three Languages Major Requirements:

  • Language 1: 2xx, 2xx, 3xx, 3xx, 3xx, 4xx, 4xx (21 credits)
  • Language 2: 2xx, 2xx, 3xx, 3xx, 3xx, 4xx (18 credits)
  • Language 3: 2xx, 2xx (6 credits)


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 for 2022-2023 Academic Year

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