X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Visual Arts of the Americas (VAA)

School of Fine Art and Music

The Minor program in Visual Arts of the Americas enables students to study the art history of Canada, the United States, and Central and South America as an integrated field where certain basic conditions are shared: the existence of aboriginal traditions persisting from the pre-conquest period, the confrontation of a variety of European, African and Asian cultural heritages, and a continuing post-colonial evolution producing hybrid cultural identities.

This program of study is designed as a complement to a significant number of Major specialization, suitable for any student wishing to broaden their knowledge beyond their Major area of study.

Minor (Honours Program)

(May not be taken in combination with Art History Honours Major).

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required, including:

  1. ARTH*1220 [0.50] The Visual Arts Today
    ARTH*1510 [0.50] Art Historical Studies I
    ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
  2. 3.50 additional credits in Art History as follows:

    ARTH*2480 [0.50] Introduction to Art Theory and Criticism
    Two of:

    ARTH*2050 [0.50] Modern Latin American Art
    ARTH*2060 [0.50] Aboriginal Arts in the Americas
    ARTH*2070 [0.50] Art of the USA
    ARTH*2490 [0.50] History of Canadian Art
    Two of:

    ARTH*3010 [0.50] Contemporary Canadian Art
    ARTH*3050 [0.50] Pre-Columbian Art
    ARTH*3060 [0.50] Public Art
    One of:

    ARTH*4310 [1.00] Topics in Art & Visual Culture I
    ARTH*4320 [1.00] Topics in Art & Visual Culture II
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