Senate Bill No.  0405-12

UNIVERSITY SENATE

 

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

 

 

Introduced by:              Undergraduate Academic Council

 

Date:                            March 14, 2005

 

 

APPROVAL OF ART HISTORY MAJOR

 

 

IT IS HEREBY PROPOSED THAT THE FOLLOWING BE ADOPTED:

 

 

  1. That the Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major in Art History be approved as a regular major.

 

  1. That this be forwarded to the President for approval.

 

  1. That this change take effect immediately upon approval of the proposal by SUNY.

 

 

RATIONALE:

 

In 1992 the Art History major was brought back to the campus as a faculty-initiated offering, and between then and spring 2004 approximately 150 students have received their B.A. in this discipline. Currently, about 30-40 students a year major in this area. The UAC believes this program should be registered with the state as a regular major.

 

No additional resources are requested. The requirements for the proposed major are identical to what would be required for the faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major.

 

The UAC has therefore enthusiastically approved this proposal for consideration by the University Senate.

 


 

 

 

Degree Requirements for Major in Art History

Revised Entry in Undergraduate Bulletin

Spring 2005

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN ART HISTORY

 

The purpose of the Art History major is to introduce students to the principles and methods of art history, and to encourage their intellectual exploration of art and architecture in historical context.  The Art History major prepares students for graduate work in Art History and Museum Studies. Most of the core faculty, who handle all advisement and internship supervision, are in the Art Department.  The majority of the curriculum is drawn from the Art Department, with some courses drawn from Anthropology and other departments.

 

General Program B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits:

 

Required core courses (9 credits): A Arh 170L, A Arh 17IL; 3 credits from: A Arh 450, 480, 499, [number to be supplied:  Seminar in Cypriot Archaeology].

 

Lower Division Electives; 9 credits from: A Arh 207L, 208L, 209L, 230L, 260L, 261L; 262L; 265L, 266L, 280L, 281L, 298; A Ant 233; A Cas 240; A His 263E, 264E.

 

Upper Division Electives; 18 credits from: A Arh 301, 302, 303 or 303Z, [number pending; currently A Cla 310], [number pending; currently A Cla 311], 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 331 or 331Z, 332 or 332Z, 341, 342 or 342Z, 350 or 350Z, 351 or 351Z, 352 or 352Z, 361,362, 363, 364, 365 or 365Z, 366 or 366Z, 367, 368, 432, 442, 450 or 450Z, 460, 461, 466, 467 or 467Z, 468 or 468Z, 475 or 475Z, 480, 490, 491; 497, 498; A Ant 334, 433; A Cla, 490, 497; A His 302Z; 303Z; 364Z; A Thr 380L.