Demonstrate art historical knowledge across a range of chronological, cultural, and geographic areas.
Understand and interpret images and art, and definitions of art, with historical specificity.
Demonstrate a familiarity with the concept of historiography, including a sense of changing art historical interpretations and an understanding of various approaches to art historical explanation.
Recognize a range of career options available to undergraduate art history majors.
Analytical and Research Skills
Engage with contemporary art historical tools, including the use of visual and material artifacts, print resources, primary and secondary source collections, and repositories of images and other online resources.
Construct art historical questions and arguments about the problems and issues that run throughout the history of art’s production, consumption, and reception.
Apply a critical perspective to historicize and interpret art productions, with attention to the social uses of art, images, and visual culture – and to the power of art and art’s relations to power.
Describe and formally analyze art objects following close looking, putting observations and perceptions into words.
Summarize and critically evaluate art historical sources, methodologies, and interpretations, and formulate, articulate, and sustain historically-grounded claims in written form.
Employ disciplinary vocabulary to construct insightful, analytical, and fluid arguments which address the ideological framework and assumptions that underpin histories of art and images.