Students majoring in art history will:
- Demonstrate a mastery of visual literacy as demonstrated through formal and comparative analyses of works of art..
- Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge of the terminology, methodology and historiography of the discipline.
- Demonstrate a mastery of the knowledge of the major artists, monuments, and artistic periods of Western art and a familiarity with at least one non-Western tradition.
- Demonstrate a mastery of the ability to conduct scholarly research, as demonstrated by responsible use of scholarly sources, both electronic and printed.
- Demonstrate a mastery of the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that enable the student to construct a complex contextual analysis of a work of art.
Additionally the program:
- Aims to give the students a productive, rewarding and challenging academic experience.
- Encourages excellence in undergraduate and post-graduate achievement.
- Supports the learning aims of the University and the Humanities Division.
The program also has specific learning aims for 100-, 200- and 300- level courses. These are available on request.