Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Major in History and Art History BA
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Eight courses (minimum 26 credit hours)
Three (3) CORE COURSES
- ARTHIST 101 and ARTHIST 102, Art | Culture | Context, the
foundational Art History courses
- Either ARTVIS 111 or 112, Foundations in Art Practices, or another Visual
- Arts course.
Five (5) ELECTIVE COURSES, including
One course in three (3) of the four regional-historical divisions:
- Ancient Mediterranean art & architecture (Egypt, Greece, Rome)
- Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art & architecture
- Modern and contemporary art & architecture (after 1800; global)
- Arts & architecture of Africa, Islam, Asia, and the Americas
Three (3) courses at the 300-level or above, including one 400-level seminar. These courses may also satisfy the regional-historical distribution requirement, above.
HISTORY. Six courses (minimum 19 credit hours)
- Five (5) courses (minimum 15 credit hours) at the 300 level or above
- At least one 400-level course (4 credit hours) (e.g., HIST 487, 488, or 489)
Up to two (2) of the maker and materials courses may count toward the Joint Major as electives. These include ARTHIST 103, Understanding Architecture; ARTHIST 104, Great Buildings; ARTHIST 210, Introduction to Computer-Aided Design; ARTHIST 387, Issues in Art Conservation; and ARTHIST 388, Technical Art History.
Pass/fail: No more than one Art History course taken S/U may be applied to the joint major. Seminars (400-level courses) must be taken for a letter grade to satisfy the requirements for the Joint Major.
Study abroad. Up to two (2) courses completed in approved study-abroad programs may be used to fulfill the Art History elective requirements for the Joint Major; students may petition the department to allow a third.
Independent study: No more than three (3) hours of Supervised Reading and Research (ARTHIST 398) may be applied to the Joint Major.
Internships: An internship (ARTHIST 397) may not be applied to the Joint Major.
Honors. An Honors degree may be pursued in either department. In Art History, Honors students are required to take one graduate-level seminar, which may be used to fulfill a requirement for the Joint Major (though not the Continuing Writing Requirement for the GER). The Honors course itself, ARTHIST 495, does not count toward the Joint Major.
Advanced Placement in Art History: Students may receive 3 credit hours and an exemption from ARTHIST 101 for an AP Art History exam score of 5. Students with a score of 5 on the AP exam who elect to receive a non-credit-bearing course waiver may be exempted from ARTHIST 101 but must make up the credit hours with an additional elective course.
Advanced Placement in Studio Art: Students may receive 3 credit hours and an exemption from an equivalent Visual Arts course for a score of 5 on an AP Studio Art exam. The exam in 2D Design or Drawing may exempt a student from ARTVIS 103, and in 3D design, from ARTVIS 109. Nevertheless, before enrolling in upper-level visual arts courses, students must submit a portfolio for the instructor’s review. Students with a score of 5 on an AP Studio Art exam who elect to receive a non-credit-bearing course waiver may be exempted from the equivalent Emory course but must make up the credit hours with an additional elective course.