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Undergraduate Minor in Art History

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).

Five upper-division Art History courses (20 units) constitute the minor. Select four courses from any four of these six areas: (1) the ancient world, (2) Asian art, (3) the Middle Ages to 1700, (4) Western art 1700 to 1900, (5) World art from 1900 to the present, (6) art and issues across chronologies. Any fifth upper-division Art History course completes the minor. Online courses, internships, independent study, and courses in other disciplines are not applicable to the AHI minor.

*There are no hidden course requirements. Upper-division Art History courses have no prerequisites.

* Undergraduate Seminar courses are recommended as electives, AHI 190A-H.

* If architecture is an interest, you can easily create a minor entirely of architecture-related courses. Consult the architectural emphasis in the course catalog for a list.

* UC Davis summer session upper division courses all count toward the minor. In summer session we offer some of our most interesting courses, not available during the regular academic year. They are taught by dedicated, experienced faculty who are experts in their fields.

* Study abroad courses in Art History can be applied toward the Art History minor after they are reviewed by the undergraduate and faculty advisors, who determine the distribution area most suited to the course.
 

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