Major in Art History at Hamline University The studio arts and the art history programs are a balance of studio work, art history, criticism and aesthetics. Both programs have a foundation composed of studio arts and art history courses: a two-semester sequence of Western traditions in art history, and drawing in studio arts. The art history program is designed to prepare students for future graduate studies in art history or related fields, or employment in museums and galleries. The curriculum incorporates a developmental progression of courses, ranging from foundation courses that cover a broad array of historic material to specialized electives, and finally, to advanced seminars and an independent research project that prepare students for graduate level study in the field. Foreign language study is also strongly recommended for art history majors and minors, as it is an essential component of art historical research at graduate and professional levels. Ten Required Courses ARTH 1200 - Western Traditions: Prehistory to the Middle Ages ARTH 1210 - Western Traditions: Renaissance to Contemporary ARTH 3900 - 19th-Century Art in Europe ARTH 3910 - 20th-Century Art in Europe and the United States ARTH 5450 - Senior Seminar: Methodologies of Art History One course chosen from: ARTH 5000 - Senior Art History Research ARTH 5010 - Senior Art History Research Honors* Four Additional Courses: Three art history electives at 3000 level One 1000-level studio course Recommended Sequence of Courses First Year: Studio elective ARTH 1200 - Western Traditions: Prehistory to the Middle Ages ARTH 1210 - Western Traditions: Renaissance to Contemporary Sophomore Year: Art history elective at 3000 level ARTH 3900 - 19th-Century Art in Europe Junior Year: Art History elective at 3000 level ARTH 3910 - 20th-Century Art in Europe and the United States Senior Year: Art History elective at 3000 level ARTH 5000 - Senior Art History Research orARTH 5010 - Senior Art History Research Honors* ARTH 5450 - Senior Seminar: Methodologies of Art History Note: It is strongly recommend that one year of college-level study (normally two courses) in a foreign language to be determined in consultation with Art History faculty (French or German is strongly advised for students considering graduate level study in Art History) is completed for those students intending to go on to graduate programs in Art History.ART 1100: Visual Art for Non-Majors does not satisfy any requirements towards the Art History major.