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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


Art History

Chair: Allen Hockley

Professors A. Cohen, J. Kenseth; Associate Professors M. K. Coffey, A. F. Hockley; Assistant Professors N. M. Camerlenghi, K. Hornstein, S. L. Kim, C. Elias; Senior Lecturers J. L. Carroll, M. E. Heck, S. E. Kangas, K. O’Rourke; Postdoctoral Fellow T. Reinoza.

Consult the Department Administrator for further information.

To view Art History courses, click here.  

 

Requirements for the Major

Twelve courses as follows:

Prerequisite: Two courses from ARTH 1, ARTH 2, or ARTH 4.

Requirements: 

  • One Studio Art course;
  • Four Art History courses, each from a different area:
    • Pre-Modern (ancient and medieval art to 1400)
    • Early-Modern Europe (1400-1850)
    • Asia and the Middle East
    • Modern and Contemporary (1850 to the present);
  • One advanced seminar in Art History (ARTH 80 through ARTH 83);
  • ARTH 89, which will serve as the Major Culminating Experience;
  • Three other Art History courses numbered 10 or higher except 89's, 91 or 92. (A Classical Studies course [CLST 20, CLST 21, CLST 22, CLST 24, CLST 25, or CLST 26] may be substituted for one of the three other Art History courses.)

        N.B.: ARTH 1, ARTH 2, and ARTH 4 may serve only as major prerequisite courses.

Students planning an Art History major must first complete a Major Worksheet (available outside the Department office) which needs to be completed and then signed by the Department Chair, before it’s submitted to the Department Administrator. Students formally elect the major by submitting a proposed plan of courses through DegreeWorks, which the Department Administrator will check against the submitted worksheet. Once your plan is approved it will go to the Registrar.

 

Modified Major

Students wishing to declare a modified major must submit a short description of the proposed modification and a completed Modified Major Worksheet (available outside the Department office) to the Chair. If the faculty approves the proposal, the worksheet, and rationale statement must be filed with the Department Administrator, and additionally you must email the rationale statement to the Registrar.  The courses making up a modified major should constitute an intellectually coherent whole. The Department will consider proposals for modifying the Art History major only if they are presented before the end of the student's senior fall term. Students formally elect the modified major by submitting a proposed plan of courses through DegreeWorks, which the Department Administrator will check against the submitted worksheet. Once your plan is approved it will be sent to the Registrar.

 

Art History Modified

Thirteen courses as follows:

Prerequisite: Two courses from ARTH 1, ARTH 2, or ARTH 4.

Requirements: 

  • Three courses in three out of four categories:
    • Pre-Modern (ancient and medieval art to 1400)
    • Early-Modern Europe (1400-1850)
    • Asia and the Middle East
    • Modern and Contemporary (1850 to the present);
  • ARTH 89 (constituting the Major Culminating Experience);
  • Two other Art History courses numbered 10 or higher except 89's, 91 or 92;
  • Either a seminar (ARTH 80–ARTH 83) or an Honors Thesis course (ARTH 91–ARTH 92).

        N.B.: ARTH 1, ARTH 2, and ARTH 4 may serve only as major prerequisite courses.

  • Four courses, selected in consultation with the Art History advisor, will be taken in the secondary (modifying) department(s), with whatever prerequisites they require.

Another Major Modified with Art History

Prerequisite: One course: ARTH 1, ARTH 2, or ARTH 4.

Requirements: Four Art History courses selected in consultation with the advisor in the primary department.

 

Requirements for the Minor

Six courses as follows:

Prerequisite: One or two of ARTH 1, ARTH 2, or ARTH 4.

Requirements: Four courses, one in each of four categories:

  • Pre-Modern (ancient and medieval art to 1400)
  • Early-Modern Europe (1400-1850)
  • Asia and the Middle East
  • Modern and Contemporary (1850 to the present) 

If only one prerequisite is taken, any additional Art History course may be taken as the sixth course. An Art History seminar (ARTH 80-ARTH 83) is not required, but is strongly encouraged. N.B.: ARTH 1, ARTH 2, and ARTH 4 may serve only as prerequisite courses.

Students planning an Art History minor must complete a Minor Worksheet (available outside the Department office) which needs to be completed and then signed by the Chair, and submitted to the Department Administrator. Students formally elect the minor by submitting a proposed plan of courses through DegreeWorks, which the Department Administrator will check against the submitted worksheet. Once your plan is approved it will go to the Registrar.

For more information about how to submit a plan through DegreeWorks, please consult the student guide located on the Registrar's website. https://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/guides/degreeworks/student_major_declaration_guide.html

 

Advanced Placement

The Department does not award course credit to students who have taken the high school Advanced Placement course in Art History. However, an Art History major or minor who has achieved a grade of 5 in this course may substitute two appropriate mid-level Art History courses for the two introductory-level courses (ARTH 1, ARTH 2, or ARTH 4) required as prerequisites for the major or minor. The substitute courses must be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.

 

Honors Program

To be eligible for the Honors Program, a student must have achieved by the end of the junior year a 3.2 general College average and a 3.4 average in all Art History courses. A candidate for admission to the Honors Program must, in either the spring preceding or in the fall of the senior year, consult with a potential faculty adviser and submit a written and in-person presentation to the whole Art History faculty of the proposed Honors project. Admission or non-admission to the Honors Program will subsequently be determined by a vote of the faculty. The Program will consist of an advanced project of study under ARTH 90-ARTH 91 (only one of which may be counted as part of the major, under “other”), taken during two consecutive terms in the senior year.

Students are strongly encouraged to initiate discussion with an appropriate faculty adviser as early as possible in the junior year.

The Art History Department oversees funds intended to underwrite research for honors projects in the Department. For information see the Department Administrator.

 

Foreign Study Program

In order that students may have an opportunity to study art history in direct contact with original works of art, the Department conducts a Foreign Study Program during the spring term. Based in Rome, one of Europe’s richest artistic centers, with a continuous evolution from antiquity to the present, the program examines the monuments of the city, their creators, their patrons, and their various audiences.

This program is open to all students. There are two prerequisites:

There are two prerequisites for the Art History FSP, Italian 1 (or its equivalent) and Art History 1. In addition, Art History 2 is highly recommended. While in Rome, students are enrolled in ARTH 10 and ARTH 11 (both of which may be counted toward the major and/or minor, but only one of which fulfills a departmental distributive), and ARTH 12, which is the equivalent of ITAL 2. Interested students should contact Professors Hornstein, or Camerlenghi as early as possible in their academic careers.

 

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits will be granted only to majors, modified majors, and minors in the Art History Department. Majors are limited to two transfer credits only one of which can fulfill a departmental distributive requirement. Modified majors and minors are limited to one transfer credit, which cannot fulfill a departmental distributive requirement. The Art History Department does not grant transfer credit for courses on topics related to those we teach. Applications for transfer credits must meet all of the requirements stipulated by the Registrar. Before requesting transfer credit, students must submit a copy of the syllabus of the course they intend to take to the Chair of the Art History Department.