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:
- History of Art
- Museum and Curatorial Practice
- History and Theory of Architecture
- Global History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture