History of Art & Visual Culture - Minor

History of Art & Visual Culture

Undergraduate Minor

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

18 Credits

About the Program

   The Program of History of Art & Visual Culture in the Visual & Performing Arts Department emphasizes local and regional museum collections focusing on Native American, Hispanic, Spanish Colonial, modern, and contemporary art. Coursework is augmented with visits to local and regional collections. Additional electives cover art from around the world (Pacific Rim, African, African American, Western European, and ancient art), feminist art, and history of photography. The HAVC minor is an excellent addition to a major in another VAPA program or any humanistic or social-scientific discipline where a theoretical and historical approach to visual representation would enhance understanding of the student's primary major focus.

Focus of Study

    The Minor in History of Art & Visual Culture gives students a broad overview of the history of art, including theory and methods, while permitting a student to focus on a particular region, theoretical approach, or aspect of art history through the selection of electives.

Program Requirements

Minimum Minor Requirements

  • 18 credit hours of coursework in HAVC
  • 12 upper-division credit hours in HAVC (3000-4999 level)
  • 2.0 Minor GPA (grade of C or better in every course applied toward the minor)
  • Residency: Last 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed while registered at UCCS

NOTE: Speak with an academic advisor to declare a minor.

Introductory Core Requirements (6 credit hours)

Complete two of the following courses:

  • AH 1000 – Art Through the Ages
  • AH 1001 – Global Visual Culture: 1300 to the Present
  • AH 1500 – Introduction to Visual Culture

Theory & Method Requirement (3 credit hours)

  • AH 3980 - Art History: Theories and Methods

Upper-division Electives (9 credit hours)

  • Complete any 9 hours of upper-division HAVC electives

Admission Details