University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Art History

Department of Fine Art, College of Arts

The department offers programs that allow for concentrated study in Art History or Studio Arts, or for a more balanced study in the two disciplines. Both programs, however, require work in both Studio Arts and Art History. Specific requirements are listed below.

First Class Meeting - Special Schedule

Because of the long waiting lists for many courses, students are strongly urged to heed the University regulations regarding First Class Meetings. Refer to Limited Enrolment Courses in Section VIII-Degree Regulations & Procedures.

Student Counselling

The students who elect to take a substantial number of courses in either Art History or Studio Arts with the objective of graduate work are advised to obtain counselling from faculty regarding their choices. However, in general, it is important to know that graduate studies in Art History will usually require a reading knowledge of at least 2 languages other than English. German, French, Italian and Latin are among the most useful choices. Cognate electives in other disciplines in the College of Arts (such as History) will almost certainly prove an asset. A Studio career to the graduate level will normally require some education in all the traditional and contemporary media as well as an awareness of art theory.

Art History Core Requirements

All students are required to complete the following courses:

03-151 Art Historical Studies I
03-152 Art Historical Studies II
13-105 Visual Studies I
13-204 Visual Studies II

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 18 courses is required, including:

  1. Art History core.
  2. fourteen additional Art History courses including 2 courses in each of Ancient/Medieval (03-254, 03-256, 03-351, 03-353, 03-354, 24-215, 24-315 ), Southern Renaissance & Baroque (03-255, 03-355, 03-364, 03-452), Northern Renaissance & Baroque (03-295, 03-356, 03-453), Modern (03-228, 03-248, 03-258, 03-260, 03-342, 03-346, 03-352, 03-357, 03-378, 03-454, 03-455, 03-462), and 1 course in Canadian (03-249, 03-301, 03-425).

Honours Program Minor

A minimum of 12 courses is required, including:

  1. Art History core.
  2. eight additional courses in Art History including 1 course in each of the following groupings: Ancient/Medieval, Southern Renaissance & Baroque, Northern Renaissance & Baroque, Modern, and Canadian (see ART HISTORY MAJOR section for specific course numbers).


13-249 Media of Art History, may be counted in all programs for either Art History or Studio Arts credit.

Students in the Art History Major or Minor cannot count more than a total of 28 courses in Art History and Studio Arts towards their honours degree.

Details of advanced standing for transfer students from the Ontario College of Art can be found in the section on Admission Information.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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