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Enrolling In Classes As A Minor

Our classes are initially restricted to majors only, and overrides are not granted for any classes during the initial enrollment period. Minors receive an email when classes become available to them several weeks into the enrollment period. During Fall registration, minors receive this email in late July, once course registration is made available again. Overrides are not granted until a few weeks prior to the start of classes. There are no restrictions based on declared major/minor for our summer session offerings.

Students can minor in either Art History or Studio Art.  


Minor in Art History

Students enrolled in any degree program may minor in Art History by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in art history courses, as the following chart shows. The student’s minor program is subject to the approval of the school director. The Art History minor attempts to:

• Broaden students’ understanding of the value and role of the visual arts in general culture.
• Deepen their appreciation for personal artistic production.
• Enhance their creativity and ability to think independently.


Course Requirements

ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
3
ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
3
Art History courses (300-400 level) *
12
 Total 
18

* For studio art, graphic design and architectural design majors, required ARTH courses in the art emphasis program may count toward the art history minor.  Excludes ARTH 390ARTH 490ARTH 495 and ARTH 499.
 


For more information contact:

Dr. John Ott, Art History CoordinatorAssociate Professor of Art History
Ph.D., M.A. University of California Los Angeles, B.A. Stanford University
ottjw@jmu.edu 540.568.6319  


Minor in Studio Art

Students enrolled in any degree program may minor in Studio Art by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in art, graphic design, industrial design or interior design courses, as the following chart shows. The student’s minor program is subject to the approval of the school director. The art minor attempts to:

• Broaden students’ understanding of the value and role of the visual arts in general culture.
• Deepen their appreciation for personal artistic production.
• Enhance their creativity and ability to think independently.


Course Requirements
                     

ART 102 (formerly 140). Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 104 (formerly 160). Drawing I

3

art or art related courses (any level) *

12

 Total 

18

*Art Studio Courses are restricted to ARCD, ART, GRPH, and INDU courses,
 but do not include ART 200, ART 205, ART 305, ART 491, ART 493, ART 496, and ART 499.


For more information contact:

Corinne DiopStudio Art Coordinator, Professor of Art
M.F.A. University of Washington; B.S. James Madison University
diopcj@jmu.edu 540.568.6485