Student painting

Course Requirements


Four-Year Plan Art

The following represents only one of many paths students can take to complete the major in art. Note that students typically take four courses per semester for a total of eight each year. Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options.

First Year

  • Two 100-level ART courses
  • ARH 128 Introduction to Art History

Second Year 

  • Two 200-level ART courses
  • One additional 200-level Art History course
  • Two ART Focus courses (0.25 credits each)

Third Year

  • Either ARH-310 Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism or ARH 307 Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Two ART Focus courses (0.25 credits each)
  • Junior Review

Fourth Year

  • ART 401 Senior Seminar 1
  • ART 402 Senior Seminar 2 and Senior Exhibition

Four-Year Plan Art History

Similarly, the following represents only one of many paths students can take to complete the major in art history. Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options.

First Year

  • ARH 128 Introduction to Art History
  • One 100- or 200-level ART course
  • One additional ARH course

Second Year 

  • Two ARH Focus courses (0.25 credits each)
  • Two additional ARH courses

Third Year

  • Two ARH Focus courses (0.25 credits each)
  • Either ARH-310 Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism or ARH 307 Modern and Contemporary ArtOne additional ARH course

Fourth Year

  • ART 401 Senior Seminar 1
  • ART 402 Senior Seminar 2 and Senior Project