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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Business Administration 135
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Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
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History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
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Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
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Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
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Religion 840
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Sociology (920), Anthropology (070), and Criminal Justice (202)
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Teacher Education 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
International Studies
Art 080
Art Major Requirements
Art Minor Requirements
Studio Art and Digital Arts Areas 080
Studio and Digital Arts Areas of Specialization
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Departmental Honors Program in Art
Art Major with Teacher Certification
Courses (Art 080)
Art History 082
Art History Major Requirements
Art History Minor Requirements
Art History 082 Area of Specialization (39 Credits)
Student-Proposed Majors
Departmental Honors Program in Art History
Courses (Art History 082)
Museum Studies 698
Courses (Museum Studies 698)
Music 700, Applied Music 701
Music Major Requirements (minimum 48 credits)
Music Minor Requirements (minimum 20 credits)
Music Major with Teacher Certification (minimum 44 credits)
Departmental Honors Program in Music
Courses (Music 700)
Courses (Applied Music 701)
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Theater Arts 965)
Theater Arts Major Requirements (45 credits)
Theater Arts Minor Requirements (minimum 18 credits)
Theater Education
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Courses (Dance 203)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965) Art History 082 Area of Specialization (39 Credits)  

Art History 082 Area of Specialization (39 Credits)

The art history area of specialization offers diverse courses that consider art throughout history from many geographic regions, designed to prepare students for graduate work in art history, careers in museums and galleries, and arts administration. The curriculum emphasizes skills in critical thinking, visual discrimination, and fluency in oral and written communication, all of which are essential to such professions as law and medicine, as well as in all art-related fields. A focus in art history can be combined with the minor or courses in museum studies (see Museum Studies 698).

Core Curriculum  (18 credits)

            50:082:101  Introduction to Art History I (3)

            50:082:102  Introduction to Art History II (3)

            50:082:490  Art History Methodology (3)

            50:082:492  Independent Study in Art History (3)

            50:698:205  Introduction to Museum Studies  (3)

  Plus a choice of one course from:

            50:082:104  Introduction to the Arts of Asia (3)

            50:082:105  Cross-Cultural Art History (3)

Additional Art History Distribution Requirements (15 credits)

Select one course from five of the following seven areas (five courses). Some courses fulfill distribution requirements depending on the specific material covered in that course in a particular semester. A partial list of these courses are: 50:082:305 Women in Art, 50:082:202 History of Design, 50:082:394 Learning Abroad, and 50:082:497-498 Special Topics in Art History. Consult with your adviser to determine what distribution area is covered when you register. 


                        50:082:206  Art of the Ancient Near East (3)

                        50:082:207  Art of Egypt (3)

                        50:082:208  Greek Art and Archaeology (3)

                        50:082:209  Art of Ancient Rome (3)

50:082:303  Art of the Silk Road (3)


                        50:082:203  Medieval Art and Culture (3)


                        50:082:204  Renaissance Art (3)

                        50:082:313  Renaissance Art of Northern Europe (3)

                        50:082:333  Italian Renaissance (3)

50:082:340  Art in the Age of Discovery (3)


                        50:082:210  Arts of Power: 17th- and 18th-Century Europe (3)

                        50:082:349  Golden Age Dutch Art (3)

            18th-19th Centuries    

 50:082:237  Nineteenth-Century Art (3)

                        50:082:267  American Art: 1650-1900 (3)

50:082:340  Art in the Age of Discovery (3)

                        50:082:351  European Art: 1780-1880 (3)

                        50:082:352  European Art: 1880-1940 (3)                      

            Modern and Contemporary

                        50:082:200  Gender and the Arts  (3)

                        50:082:201  LGBTQ/Popular Culture (3)

                        50:082:202  History of Design  (3)

50:082:214  Global Modern Art (3)

                        50:082:216  Art of Film (3)

                        50:082:238  Twentieth-Century Art (3)

                        50:082:251  Modern Architecture (3)

                        50:082:266  African-American Art (3)

                        50:082:268  Twentieth-Century American Art (3)

                        50:082:280  Art and Electronic Media (3)

                        50:082:332  African-American Art (3)

                        50:082:352  European Modern Art: 1880-1940 (3)

                        50:082:353  Modern Art: 1940-1980 (3)

                        50:082:354  Contemporary Art (3)

50:082:380  History of Animation (3)

50:082:381  Japanese Animation (3)

                        50:082:383  History of Photography (3)

                        50:082:395  Sculpture of the 20th Century (3)            

            Beyond the West

                        50:082:212  Japanese Art (3)

                        50:082:213  Chinese Art (3)

                        50:082:285  Art of Africa (3)

                        50:082:286  Latin American Art and Culture (3)

                        50:082:329  Precolumbian and Mesoamerican Art (3)


Art History Electives (6 credits)

Electives may be drawn from any 200-level or higher art history course not already counted in the distribution requirements. Students may also use any museum studies courses. Students are encouraged to add an elective from studio course offerings to gain hands-on experience with making works of art.  

The total number of required courses in the art history concentration is 13; the total number of credits is 39.

Note: Students intending to pursue graduate study in art history are strongly encouraged to pursue the museum studies minor (see Museum Studies 698). In addition, students should take the equivalent of four semesters of college-level courses in a foreign language, usually French or German, and should strongly consider participating in the art history honors program in their senior year. Because works of art express the ideas of the culture of which they are a part, the study of art history is strengthened by a knowledge of archaeology, cultural anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, religion, urban studies, and other related disciplines. In consultation with their advisers, students should select appropriate languages and courses in related subjects.

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