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Art History Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Creative Arts
Pathways: Visual and Performing Arts, Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages

An interdisciplinary field drawing on philosophy, history, literature, religion and mythology, Art History examines works of art and their contexts. Our program combines the benefits of a small, close-knit program with the facilities and resources of a major research university.

Academics

Fall
  • Studio Arts
    3
  • ARHS 120 Survey of Art History 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ART 191 First-Year Seminar - Creative Arts
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • Cognate 1 Course
    3
  • ARHS 160 Survey of Art History 2 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend a football game
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • Art History Core course
    3
  • Cognate 2 Course
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ARHS 240 Art Theory A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Art History Core course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language
    3
  • Cognate 3 Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Join a student organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • ARHS 345 Modern Art Theory
    3
  • Cognate 1 Course
    3
  • ARHS Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Studio Art
    3
15
Spring
  • Art History Core course
    3
  • ARHS Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Cognate 2 Course
    3
  • Cognate 3 Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Exercise daily
  • Join an intramural team
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • ARHS 494 Seminar
    1-3
  • Cognate 1 Course
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • ARHS Elective
    3
  • ARHS 401 Senior Project-Capstone
    1-15
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
10
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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