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B.A. in Art History

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African-American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
AH 201 3 Complete AH 201 with a passing grade.
AH 202 3 Complete AH 202 with a passing grade.
AH 355 3 Complete AH 355 with a passing grade.
AH 401 3 Complete AH 401 with a passing grade.
AH 403 3 Complete AH 403 with a passing grade.
AH 499 Complete AH 499 with a passing grade.
Art 101 3 Complete Art 101 with a passing grade.
Art 102, 111, or 381 3 Successfully complete one of the following two-dimensional studio art courses: Art 102, Art 111, or Art 381.
Art 103 or 340 3 Successfully complete one the following three-dimensional art courses: Art 103 or Art 340.
Ancient art history 3 Complete 3 hours of ancient art history (AH 310 through 329) with a passing grade.
Medieval art history 3 Complete 3 hours of medieval art history (AH 330 through 339) with a passing grade.
Non-western art history 3 Complete 3 hours of non-western art history courses (AH 380 through 399) with a passing grade.
Renaissance/early modern art 3 Complete 3 hours of Renaissance/Early modern art history (AH 340 through 349) with a passing grade.
AH electives 6 AH 380: Asian Art, AH 396: American Indian Arts, AH 394: Mesoamerican Art, AH 386: African and African American Arts, AH 362: Folk Arts of the Americas, AH 365: Southern Folk Arts, AH 366: Hist. of Southern Art & Decorative Arts, AH 367: Southern Architecture and Interiors, AH 354: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, & Streamlining, AH 376: History of Photography, AH 343: Northern Renaissance Art, AH 341: Italian Renaissance Art, AH 345: Baroque & Rococo Art & Architecture, AH 351: 19th-Century European Art, AH 355: 20th-Century Art, AH 364: American Art on Paper, AH 361: American Art to 1900, AH 369: Survey of Black American Art, AH 357: Modern Architecture & Industrial Design, AH 315: Egyptian Art and Archaeology, AH 317: Etruscan Art and Archaeology, AH 318: Greek Vase Painting, AH 319: Greek Sculpture, AH 320: Greek Architecture, AH 321: Greek Art and Archaeology, AH 322: Roman Art and Archaeology, AH 316: Bronze Age Aegean Art & Archaeology, AH 323: Art & Archaeology of Pompeii, AH 357: Art Now, AH 382: Art of Japan, AH 381: Art of China, AH 383: Art of India, AH 374: History of Graphic Design, AH 412: History of Museums, AH 403: Art Theory and Criticism, AH 490: Selected Readings: Art Hist. & Criticism, AH 458: Social Context of Holocaust Art, AH 328: Ancient Art on Location, AH 408: Seminar in Art History, AH 406: Topics in Art History, AH 306: Topics in Art History Abroad, AH 305: Art on Location, AH 308: Art History Internship, AH 359: Contemporary Art, AH 378: History of Printmaking, AH 401: Research and Writing in Art, AH 499: Comprehensive Examination, AH 332: Early Christian, Byzantine & Islamic Art, AH 334: Early Medieval Art and Archaeology, AH 336: Viking Art and Archaeology, AH 338: Romanesque and Gothic Art, AH 384: Art of Korea, AH 330: Medieval Art, AH 415: Studying Ancient Artifacts
Art residency hrs 12 Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
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