Tutorials during the first two years have fixed content. The tutorials in the first year cover general knowledge of art history but through a more intense and in-depth experience than would otherwise be available to students. Second year tutorials focus on each of the fields of Art History covered by art history professors. This will expose students to a wide variety of art historical research on topics throughout history and across the globe.
In the third year, one tutorial concentrating on methodologies is required. Students then decide on a topic for the thesis and begin research through a review of the literature on the topic. This is followed by a proposal for the thesis in an area of specialization that will become the focus of the students' tutorial courses in the remainder of the the third year and throughout the fourth.
Tutorials and courses in the fourth year will enable students to pursue areas within their specialization in depth. Students will focus their tutorials to develop and write a thesis based on original research.
Applicants are selected on the basis of superior academic ability and the potential for self-motivated study and research. A high school rank in the upper 10%, strong scores on standardized tests (our students typically have an average of a 30 ACT, 1300 SAT), and a personal interview with the Director of Studies of the Art History Program of Study are all required for entry as a freshman.
Tutorials: A total of eight tutorials are required.
Upper Division Art History Courses:
Language Courses: Two years of foreign language courses in two different languages.
Collateral (Supplemental) Courses as approved by the Director of Studies.
One freshman HTC seminar (HTC 2500), one freshman composition course, and one 300-level writing course are also required.
A thesis that makes an original contribution to the field.
Dr. Jennie Klein
Department of Art History
436 Seigfred Hall