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Academic Program Guide

Art History

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

To complete a major in Art History, a student will need 42 hours of coursework in art history with grades of C or better, and 6 hours of coursework in studio art with grades of C or better.

Mapping Coordinator: Eddie Page

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Social Science3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Term 3 hrs
ARH2050 Intro. to History and Criticism of Art I: Pre-historic through Medieval3
ARH 2814 Information Technology for the Art Historian (meets computer literacy requirement)3
GE Social Science3
Elementary Foreign Language I4
GE Ethics3
Milestones 3
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
ARH2051 Intro. to History and Criticism of Art II: Renaissance through Modern3
SPC 2067 Communication for Arts and Design (meets oral competency requirement)3
Elementary Foreign Language II4
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 4
See Academic Advisor in Art History
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Term 5 hrs
ARH xxxx World Arts Course3
ARH Advanced Course3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Intermediate Foreign Language III4
Milestones 5
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Complete ARH2050 and ARH2051 or equivalent Course
Complete First Advanced ARH Course
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
ARH Advanced Course3
ARH Advanced Course3
Milestones 6
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Complete Third Advanced ARH Course
Complete First Studio Art
Must start foreign language, if needed
Term 7 hrs
ARH Advanced Course3
ARH Advanced Course3
ARH 4800 Methods of Art Criticism or other approved seminar. 3
Milestones 7
Complete Fifth Advanced ARH Course
Complete departmental pre-graduation check
FSU GPA ≥ 2.0
Complete Second Studio Art course
Term 8 hrs
ARH Advanced Course3
ARH 4800 Methods of Art Criticism or other approved seminar. 3
Milestones 8
Complete Art History coursework and seminar requirement
Minimum overall GPA of ≥ 2.0
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job titles Related to this Major: Baccalaureate level- Antiquarian Book Trade, Art Advisor, Art Gallery, Art Investment, Artist Representative, Arts Organization, Consultant, Freelance Collection Manager, Freelance Writing, Governmental Agencies, Museum Work, Publishing, Teacher(high school). With further study- Architectural Conservation, Art Law, Art Librarian, Corporate Curator, Curatorial Consultant, Preservation and Conservation, Teacher/Researcher(College/University), Visual Resource Center, Local, State and Federal Government.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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