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Art History - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (42 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art 3
KFA   22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
  22020 Art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas 3
WIC   42000 Research and Writing in Art History* 3
    Art History upper-division electives 18
  ARTX Art electives or KBA** 12
Type Course Title Credits
  PHIL 31060 Aesthetics 3
  Choose from the following: 14
  FR 13201 Elementary French I (4)  
    13202 Elementary French II (4)  
    23201 Intermediate French I (3)  
    23202 Intermediate French II (3)  
  GER 11201 Elementary German I (4)  
    11202 Elementary German II (4)  
    21201 Intermediate German I (3)  
    21202 Intermediate German II (3)  
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include on laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities 3
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  Kent Core Additional 3
  Minor Requirements and General Electives*** (minimum 18 upper-division credit hours) 36

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
**For art electives, minimum 6 credit hours must be in fine arts (ARTF), crafts (ARTC), Kent blossom art (KBA) or related studio area. The remaining credit hours may be in art history (ARTH).
***Students may elect an established minor or a block of approved courses chosen in consultation with an advisor in lieu of an established minor. Student not choosing a minor must have all their coursework approved in writing by the School of Art and the College of the Arts.

Special Major Note:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 123 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.