Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Art History Degree Information

Art history majors take three lower-division courses (AH110, AH111, and PT270 or SA224) and nine upper-division courses (300-level or above), one of which must be in non-Western art. 

Interdisciplinary art history majors take AH110, AH111, and five upper-division courses (300-level or above). Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in non-Western art.

Art history minors take AH110, AH111, and four upper-division courses (200-level or above).

Art history courses fulfill requirements in a number of interdisciplinary minors including American Studies, Gender Studies, Medieval Studies, Catholic Studies, Italian Studies, Asian Studies and others.

Suggested Sequence of Classes for the Art History Major

Freshman Year

Fall Term

AH 110 Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
WR 100 Effective Writing
Language Core
Math/Science Core
Elective

Spring Term

AH 111 Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
EN 101 Understanding Literature
HS 100-Level Core Course 
TH 201 Introduction to Theology
Elective

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
PL 201 Foundations of Philosophy 
EN 200-Level Core Course or HN 300-Level Core Course
Elective
Elective

Spring Term

AH 300-Level Course (non-Western, this will often fulfill the core diversity course requirement)
Math/Science Core
Social Science Core
PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or TH 200-level Theology Core
Elective

Junior Year

Fall Term

AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
PT 270 Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 Two-Dimensional Design
Social Science Core
Elective
Elective

Spring Term

AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
Math/Science Core
Elective
Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
Ethics Core
Elective
Elective

Spring Term

AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
AH 300-Level Course (or higher)
Elective
Elective
Elective

Questions about an art history degree at Loyola University Maryland? Contact us.

Anna DeBlasio
Alumni

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this fine arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.