Learning Goals

Revised Art History Learning Goals

Approved October 2016

Students who major in Art History will develop

1. the ability to interpret the formal attributes, discuss the historical contexts, and assess the social functions of artworks and objects of material and visual culture from a broad chronological and geographic span and from diverse media;

2. the visual literacy necessary to analyze and critically evaluate the images that comprise our increasingly media rich and technologically driven world;

3. the ability to write and speak about images with clarity and rigor;

4. ability to construct historical and theoretical arguments that demonstrate an awareness of the relevant critical terms and interpretive approaches of the discipline of art history, engage the appropriate methods for conducting research, and practice proper conventions of citation.