Art history courses offer students the opportunity to become more aware of their cultural heritage, to live an inner life deepened and enriched by contact with the world's greatest works of visual art, and to understand and appreciate the myriad images that permeate our culture.
Works of art are examined in relation to the philosophical, social, political, and economic contexts in which they were produced.
Slide projections, videos, computer imagery, and field trips to museums and historic buildings help the student understand, more graphically, the importance of the visual arts to history and our own lives.
Art history majors have the opportunity to do internships for credit at the Philadelphia region's many art museums, galleries, and auction houses. More information is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Science's Internship Office.