As a student majoring in art history, you will begin with courses that survey the arts of Asia, Europe, and America. More specialized lecture courses and proseminars follow in global art and visual culture from ancient times to the present day.
Students in a variety of majors find they benefit from an Art History minor. Because upper-division courses in Art History have no prerequisites, our minor conveniently fits into many academic plans. Art History is both visually-oriented and analytical, and because it is a writing discipline, the minor has also provided an interesting and useful source of core GE credits (AH, VL, WC, ACGH, WE).
The Honors Program is encouraged for senior Art History majors who are considering attending graduate school. The Honors program in Art History entails a sequence of three courses, 12 units total, in addition to the sixty units required for the major:
In your senior year, if not before, you will probably want to approach your professors for letters of recommendation. Professors get lots of these requests, and they are time-consuming, so it is in your interest to follow these guidelines:
Students majoring in Art History are expected to fully engage with the wide-ranging opportunities its curriculum presents for learning and research. Students who complete a B.A. in Art History should have acquired the knowledge and skills listed below. The many students who take Art History courses for General Education credit or as a designated minor benefit from them as well.
The Art and Art History Club is open to all art studio and art history majors, minors, and friends. Our purpose is to learn about and discuss all things relating to art and art history. We do this through open discussions at meetings, going on field trips to art museums and galleries, watching art-related movies, selling student-made art, and promoting art education. We are working hard to create an art community among UC Davis undergraduates.
The Art History Club meets every Wednesday at 4:00 pm -5:00 pm in Everson 148