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Art History Overview

Art history at USD is approached as a discipline with a history, and students examine the historical and theoretical frames that have shaped its definition over time.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Courses in art history examine art and visual culture in their contexts: probing the intertwining of form, content and meaning; and investigating the theoretical lenses that have been enlisted to discern the import of art, architecture and material culture.

Art History majors choose one of four emphases:

  1. History of Art
  2. Museum and Curatorial Practice
  3. History and Theory of Architecture
  4. Global History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture

Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
College of Arts and Sciences

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