DECLARE YOUR ARTH MINOR HERE

The Minor in the History of Art, like the Major, aims to deepen students’ knowledge of artistic production and practice over the scope of human history. A Minor program in art history may complement the student’s Major in a cognate field, or it may be unrelated to the student’s primary field instruction.

Declaring the Minor

Please be sure to meet with our Undergraduate Chair, prefereably before declaring your minor, or shortly after declaring, by signing up for an appointment with the Undergraduate Chair during office hours. 

Description of History of Art Minor

The minor in History of Art consists of 6 c.u., which will include:

  • Two survey courses: 1010, 1020, 1030, 1060, 1080, 1090, 1100, and ARTH 1500 (VLST 1010). Note that ARTH 1010 and 1020 offered by LPS (evening and summer classes) are approved only for LPS students.
  • Four courses at the 2000-level or above. One course may also be in a related field, taken outside the Art History department, subject to the approval of the Undergraduate Chair.
  • Majors in related fields such as VLST, with multiple overlapping requirements are only permitted to double-count 3 c.u. total.

Minors are encouraged to distribute their courses geographically and chronologically.

Up to three courses for the minor may be accepted as transfer credits, from Penn-approved study abroad courses, or from another department; these should be chosen in consultation with and must be approved by the Undergraduate Chair. Transfer credits must first be approved by the transfer credit officer. Prospective minors and transfer students must consult with the Undergraduate Chair regarding courses taken elsewhere.

Description of Architectural History Minor

The minor in Architectual History consists of 6 c.u., which will include:

  • Two survey courses: 1010, 1020, 1030, 1060, 1080, 1090, 1100, and ARTH 1500 (VLST 1010). ARTH 1060 is strongly recommended.
  • Four courses at the 2000-level or above. One course may also be in a related field, taken outside the Art History department, subject to the approval of the Undergraduate Chair.
  • Majors in related fields such as ARCH, with multiple overlapping requirements are only permitted to double-count 3 c.u. total.

The overall configuration of the minor should emphasize courses in architectural history. Up to 3 c.u. for the minor may be accepted as transfer credits, from Penn-approved study abroad courses, or from another department; these should be chosen in consultation with and must be approved by the Undergraduate Chair. Transfer credits must first be approved by the transfer credit officer. Prospective minors and transfer students must consult with the Undergraduate Chair regarding courses taken elsewhere.