History of Art

History of Art introduces students to the history of art, architecture, and visual culture of world civilization from pre-history to the present. Courses emphasize the interrelation between art and the cultures that produced it, with special attention to social, economic, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.

Coordinator: Justine De Young


Curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog, along with course descriptions and prerequisite information.

» Curriculum Requirements for the History of Art Minor

Current curriculum requirements are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

New Courses Added to Minor

HA 115 – Crossroads: Global Art and Its Histories, 1450-1750
HA 117 – East Asian Art and Civilization
HA 118 – Introduction to Fashion History: Materials, Motifs, and Meanings
HA 123 – African Art and Civilization
HA 126 – Islamic Art and Civilization
HA 131 – Global Modern Art, 1750-1950
HA 242 – Andean Art and Civilization
HA 246 – Art and Social Justice in New York
HA 247 – Medieval Art in Europe and the Mediterranean World
HA/FI 253 – Afrofuturist Art and Visual Culture
HA 254 – Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
HA 322 – Contemporary Global Fashion History