Art History Minor

A detailed description of the program, faculty, facilities, academic, and co-curricular opportunities can be found at the Art History website.

Requirements for the Art History Minor

The minor in art history requires six courses, some of which may also fulfill requirements in the core curriculum or the student’s major.

FAH 101Cave Paintings, the Colosseum & Cathedrals3
FAH 102Altarpieces, Academies & the Avant-Garde3
Ancient and/or Medieval Art: one course3
Survey of Pre-Columbian and Native American Art
Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art
Greek and Roman Art
Medieval Art
Renaissance and/or Baroque Art: one course3
Renaissance Art
Baroque Art
Additional FAH electives: two courses6
Film History
History of Architecture
Monet and the Age of Impressionism
Modern Art
Contemporary Art
Modern Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright
Art in Buffalo
Animals in Art
Field Excursion: Connections between Museum and Zoo Exhibitry Practices
The Art of the Selfie
Critical Issues in the History of Photography
Orchestral Music
Total Credits18

Program Experience

Many students take the opportunity to gain practical experience in an art institution through a Museum Internship course in addition to the minor requirements. Art history students have interned at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Darwin Martin House Complex, the Buffalo History Museum, the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Castellani Art Museum, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Center, WNYBAC, and Big Orbit Gallery.