Art History

Art History

Faculty: Catherine Caesar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Degrees offered: BA

Art History Presentation

The art history area of the art major also includes the art core. Direct study of artworks experienced in the studio, gallery, museum, and University of Dallas Rome Program, enhance the student's understanding of the history of art. Advanced art history courses (including a methodologies/aesthetic course) typically begin in the junior year and culminate with the senior capstone project, a written thesis and oral presentation on some aspect of modern or contemporary art. The student must organize a faculty committee and participate in senior reviews and an oral examination, while also passing an art history comprehensive test. 

 

Basic Requirements/Art History Area

The art history area of the art majors requires 24 credits in art history, 18 of which are advanced hours; two one-credit senior seminars; two credits in Gallery Practicum; ten credits in studio (drawing, design, and figure); and six credits in advanced art electives. An article-length research paper, oral examination, public lecture, and the art history examination required of all art majors constitute the comprehensive examination. French or German is the recommended language. Electives such as Aesthetics and Historical Methodology are also recommended. Internships in area museums or galleries may be taken for additional general elective credit.

Visit to local museum.

Students visit one of the many local museums.

 

Area of Art History course sequence following the Art Core

YEAR III

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Advanced Art History 3 Advanced Art History 3
Advanced Art History 3 Advanced Art History 3
Philosophy 3311 3 Economics 1311 3
Math 3 Science 4
Politics 1311 3 History 1312 3
Art Gallery Practicum 1 Art Gallery Practicum 1
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 17

YEAR IV

Fall Classes Hours Spring Classes Hours
Senior Research/Art History 3 Senior Thesis/Art History 3
Senior Seminar 1 Senior Seminar 1
Advanced Art History or Studio 3 Advanced Art History or Studio 3
Science 3 Philosophy (Aesthetics) 3
Electives 6 Electives 6
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 16

News

Rekindling 'The Truth of Human Experience'

The urgent task of philosophy in our day, according to the renowned German philosopher Martin Heidegger, is to relearn the art of seeing what is before us, argues Chad Engelland, director of the philosophy master's program, in his recently published book, "Heidegger's Shadow: Kant, Husserl, and the Transcendental Turn."

+ Read More

In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" J. Finegan

Former university trustee Robert "Bob" J. Finegan, passed away last week on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed and remembered as a courageous and kind spirit.

+ Read More