Studying Art History at Regis

The Art History Program emphasizes an understanding of the way images provide insights and interests into peoples and cultures. The program also offers students an opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of visual culture throughout history.
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B.A. in Art History

Degree Overview

The Art History Program offers students an opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding of visual culture throughout history. It introduces students to the intrinsic qualities of artistic images and artifacts and considers the conditions of their production and viewing, their functions and meanings, and the roles they play in recording and shaping people, perceptions, events, and cultures. Regis College takes seriously its role in preparing students to face the contradictory demands of an ever more visually-oriented world. Consequently, it emphasizes an understanding of the ways that images provide insights into the diverse and profound interests of peoples and cultures

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: Fine Arts: Art History Lower Division Major

FAA 330 - Design Foundation

Covers foundation concepts of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design including visual elements, composition, media and materials. Through a sequence of assignments, explores design concepts, creative process, and visual thinking.

FAHS 211 - Prehistory to the Proto-Renaissance

Investigates major art developments from pre-history to the protorenaissance in western and no-wester traditions. Discusses major works, figures, and world events as they relate to human artistic expression.

Cross listing(s): FAC 211.

FAHS 212 - Art History Survey: Renaissance to Prese

Examines the style, content, and context of works of art from the Renaissance to the present.

Cross listing(s): FAC 212.

RC: Fine Arts: Art History Upper Division Major

Electives

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(6SH)
Take six (6) semester hours from any of the following
selected in consultation with an academic advisor:
PL 445 - Philosophy of Art,
Any level Communication, English Literature, History, Music
or Religious Studies course.

FA:History Electives

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Six (6) upper division hours of Fine Arts History from:
FAHS 435, FAHS 440, FAHS 445, FAHS 450

FAHS 408E-W - Themes in Art History:

A revolving seminar examining specialized topics in art history.

FAHS 410 - Modern Art: Neo-Classicism to 1945

Concentrates on issues of modernism in Western art from the late nineteenth century to approximately 1945, looking closely at how we observe, interpret, and write about art in its historical, religious, and political context. An integral part of this class will be to develop a working definition of 147modernism148.

Pre-requisite: FAHS*211 OR FAC*211 OR FAC*200

FAHS 415 - Contemporary Art: 1945 to Present

Examines the shift in the art world from Paris to New York after World War II. Explores men and women artists whose work pursues a dialogue about the meaning of all media and whose lives are lived against the social, economic, political and cultural background of their times.

Pre-requisite: TAKE 1 COURSE; FROM COURSES FAC*200 FAC*211 FAHS*211 FAC*212 FAHS*212;

FAHS 453E-W - Special Topics in Music and Art:

Emphasizes the interconnectedness of art and music by stressing their similarities in style, content and context.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

FAA 330 Design Foundation (3.00)

Covers foundation concepts of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design including visual elements, composition, media and materials. Through a sequence of assignments, explores design concepts, creative process, and visual thinking.

FAHS 211 Prehistory to the Proto-Renaissance (3.00)

Investigates major art developments from pre-history to the protorenaissance in western and no-wester traditions. Discusses major works, figures, and world events as they relate to human artistic expression.

Cross listing(s): FAC 211.

FAHS 212 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Prese (3.00)

Examines the style, content, and context of works of art from the Renaissance to the present.

Cross listing(s): FAC 212.

FAHS 408E-W Themes in Art History: (3.00)

A revolving seminar examining specialized topics in art history.

FAHS 410 Modern Art: Neo-Classicism to 1945 (3.00)

Concentrates on issues of modernism in Western art from the late nineteenth century to approximately 1945, looking closely at how we observe, interpret, and write about art in its historical, religious, and political context. An integral part of this class will be to develop a working definition of 147modernism148.

Pre-requisite: FAHS*211 OR FAC*211 OR FAC*200

FAHS 415 Contemporary Art: 1945 to Present (3.00)

Examines the shift in the art world from Paris to New York after World War II. Explores men and women artists whose work pursues a dialogue about the meaning of all media and whose lives are lived against the social, economic, political and cultural background of their times.

Pre-requisite: TAKE 1 COURSE; FROM COURSES FAC*200 FAC*211 FAHS*211 FAC*212 FAHS*212;

FAHS 435 Images/Women in Art & Popular Media (3.00)

Examines the visual representation of women in both art and the popular media. Emphasizes the examination of the construction of gender utilizing various theoretical models of analysis.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212

Cross listing(s): WS 435 WGS 435.

FAHS 440 American Art: Colonial to Present (3.00)

Examines American art from the pre-colonial era to the present day. Examines the role American art has played in the formation of values such as national identity, class formation, race, gender, and ethnicity. Emphasizing cultural history, considers a variety of media from painting and sculpture to films and theme parks.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212

FAHS 445 History of Photography (3.00)

Explores the history of photography from its invention in the early 19th century to its practice as a fine art in the present time. Includes critical and analytical readings as well as examination of photographic images in the fine arts.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212 FAHS*211 FAHS*212

FAHS 450 Medieval/Renaissance Art (3.00)

Examines art from the late Roman period to the proto-renaissance. Topics include Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art and architecture.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212

Cross listing(s): CAS 410K.

FAHS 453E-W Special Topics in Music and Art: (3.00)

Emphasizes the interconnectedness of art and music by stressing their similarities in style, content and context.

Pre-requisite: FAC*200 FAC*211 FAC*212

FAHS 499 Senior Art History Thesis (3.00)

Provides the final step for a degree in Art History. Students write individual thesis in consultation with the Program Director.

PL 445 Philosophy of Art (3.00)

Examines the good and the beautiful, the relation of the beautiful to the artistic and the scientific, and the growth of human, moral good.

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