History of Art Minor

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.

The following requirements below are intended for students beginning Fall 2023.

To declare your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator:
Justine DeYoung


Courses marked with an asterisk fulfill the G9 requirement.

Complete five (5) of the following courses, one of which must be a G9
HA 111History of Art and Civilization in the Mediterranean and Beyond: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages3
HA 112History of European Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era3
HA 114Prehistoric Art *3
HA 115Crossroads: Global Art and Its Histories, 1450-1750 *3
HA 116Indigenous Art of North America *3
HA 117East Asian Art and Civilization 3
HA 118Introduction to Fashion History: Materials, Motifs & Meanings3
HA 121Cities and Civilizations: The Eastern Mediterranean World, c. 3000 BCE-1000 CE *3
HA 123African Art and Civilization3
HA 201History of Fashion Photography3
HA 202Feminist Art Histories, Theories, and Practices3
HA 203History of Decorative Arts: Jewelry and Metalwork3
HA 204History of East Asian Dress *3
HA 205Italian Art in Context3
HA 206The Art, Architecture, and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt *3
HA 207Art and Architecture in Venice3
HA 208Earth Matters: Art & Environment in Ancient Egypt and Western Asia *3
HA 210 Devotional Art and Dance of the Indian Sub-Continent and West Asia (Interdisciplinary)
HA 211Asian American Art and Design3
HA 212Renaissance Art in Florence3
HA 213Art and Architecture in Rome3
HA 214Art In New York3
HA 215History of Menswear in Europe and North America3
HA 216 American Indian Art and Civilization3
HA 217/FI 224History of Avant-Garde Film3
HA 218Art and Myth in the Classical World3
HA 219African American Art3
HA 220History of Interior Design: The Modern Interior as Space and Image3
HA 224Mesoamerican Art and Civilization *3
HA 225Art and Civilization of India *3
HA 226 *3
HA 227Archaeological Excavation in Israel *3
HA 228Oceanic Art and Civilization *3
HA 229Korean Art and Civilization *3
HA 230Modern and Contemporary African Art *3
HA 231Modern Art in Europe and North America3
HA 232Dada and Surrealism3
HA 234Warhol and Pop Art3
HA 235Art, Technology and Empire in the Ancient World: Greece and Persia *3
HA 236Queering Art History in Visual Culture of Europe and the United States3
HA 237Global Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles *3
HA 238Art and Design in North Africa *3
HA 239The History of African Textiles and Fashion *3
HA 240Modern and Contemporary Korean Art *3
HA 241History of Photojournalism3
HA 242Andean Art and Civilization *3
HA 243History of Photography3
HA 244Art and Architecture in Paris3
HA 245Art of the United States3
HA 246Art and Social Justice in New York3
HA 251/FI 234Film Genres: Horror3
HA 252/FI 241History of Russian and Soviet Film3
HA 271Japanese Art and Civilization *3
HA/MA 272Islamic Art and Mathematics (Interdisciplinary) *3
HA 300Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic, c. 1100-18003
HA 301Fashion and Impressionism (Honors)3
HA 302Baroque Splendor: Art and Culture in Seventeenth-Century Europe3
HA 303Tradition and Innovation in Asian Art and Design *3
HA 304Holocaust Representation in Art (Honors)3
HA 305History of 20th-Century Textile Design3
HA 306Far From Home: Travel Narratives and Art History (Honors) *3
HA 308Goddesses, Women, Power and Patronage in the Ancient World (Honors) *3
HA 309History of Business in the Visual Arts: 1800-2000 (Honors)3
HA 310Global Contemporaries in the World of Art *3
HA 3113
HA 314History of American Art3
HA 315/FI 242 Ethnographic Film
HA 316The Bauhaus3
HA 317Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization3
HA 318Repositioning Ancient Egypt and Rethinking Egyptology *3
HA 319Art History and Conservation3
HA 320Animals, Architecture, and Aesthetics3
HA 321Eco-Visions in Art and Design3
HA/PL 330Approaches to Fashion Theory (Interdisciplinary)3
HA 322Contemporary Global Fashion History3
HA 331Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
HA 332Modern Architecture3
HA 333Contemporary Photography and New Media3
HA 342History of Textile Design3
HA 344European Fashion: Ancient Origins to Modern Styles3
HA 345History of Industrial Design3
HA 346History of Twentieth-Century Fashion in Europe and the U.S. 3
HA 347/FI 262Costume and Fashion in Film3
HA 348History of the Modern Printed Image3
HA 381The Word and the Page: A History of Writing and Books (Honors)3
HA 382Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)3
HA 383Art of the Silk Road: Cross-Cultural Encounters (Honors) *3
HA 384 American Narratives in New York City Museums (Honors)
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HA 391 The Art of Venice: Titian to Tiepolo (Honors)3
HA 394History of New York Architecture (Honors)3
HA 395Studies in Indigenous Art of North America (Honors) *3
HA 396Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)3
HA 397Studies in Maya Art and Culture (Honors) *3
HA 398Architecture and Faith: Ancient and Islamic Cities (Honors) *3
HA 411Western Theories of Art3
HA 462Art and Ethics3
SS 314Economics of Art and Culture3

Semesterly course offerings are subject to change.