May 23, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Studies Minor


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Workplaces today are visually saturated environments, our dominant pastimes are visual media (films, television, video, the Internet, etc.); and information is commonly communicated visually. Visual Studies teach critical viewing skills with a more broadly based curriculum than traditional art history. This minor offers students a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses and methodologies from the arts, design, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Visual studies examine production and consumption of images, objects, and events in diverse cultures and within a global context. Students from any college may choose to minor in visual studies. Bear in mind that some of the course options may have prerequisites.

The minor requirements are as follows:


No more than four courses may be from Art History & Visual Studies (A-H prefix). At least two courses selected must be taken at the 300 level or above (including requirement #4 below).

One course selected from the following:


One course selected from the following:


One course selected from the following:


  • Any Art History & Visual Studies course at the 300 level

Three courses selected from the following:


In consultation with an Art History & Visual Studies advisor, students may identify and propose courses relevant to visual studies other than those listed below to fulfill this requirement. They must file a College of Fine Arts petition form for approval of the substitution of the alternate course with the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office.

Total Hours: 21


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