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History of Art Requirements

Required for the Major, History of Art Track (11 courses): HARC 0100 (Monuments and Ideas in Western Art); HARC 0102 (Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art) or another course in non-Western art and architecture; one course in studio art; HARC 0301 (Ways of Seeing; sophomore or junior year; prerequisite for HARC 0710 and HARC 0711); at least five additional courses in the history of art or architecture distributed among several historical periods or traditions, with at least one being at the 0300-level or above; HARC 0710 (Qualifying Paper Research Seminar, fall of senior year); HARC 0711/0761 (Qualifying Paper, winter term senior year). Advisory: Graduate programs in the history of art and classical archaeology require students to pass reading examinations in at least two foreign languages.
     Joint Major, History of Art Track (eight courses): HARC 0100 (Monuments and Ideas in Western Art ); HARC 0102 (Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art) or another course in non-Western art and architecture; HARC 0301 (Ways of Seeing; sophomore or junior year; prerequisite for HARC 0710 and HARC 0711); three additional courses in the history of art or architecture distributed among several historical periods or traditions, one of which should be at the 0300-level or above; HARC 0710 (Qualifying Paper Research Seminar, fall of senior year); HARC 0711/0761 (Qualifying Paper, winter term of senior year). A proposed program of study, including educational rationale and specific courses to be taken, must be submitted to the department for approval before registering as a joint major.
     Minor, History of Art Track (six courses): HARC 0100 (Monuments and Ideas in Western Art); HARC 0102 (Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art) or another course in non-Western art and architecture; four additional courses in the history of art or architecture distributed among several historical periods or traditions.
Museum Studies Track (12 courses):
1. HARC 0100
2. HARC 0102
3. HARC 0248
4. HARC 0301(CW)
5. HARC 0540 or MAP Participation or an approved internship
6. HARC 0710
7. HARC 0761
8-12. Five electives in HARC to be selected in consultation with the advisor (at least one of which at the 0300 level or higher)
Joint Major, Museum Studies Track (eight courses):
1. HARC 0100 or HARC 0102
2. HARC 0248
3. HARC0 0301 (CW)
4. HARC 0540 or an approved internship
5. HARC 0710
6. HARC 0761
7-8. Two electives in HARC to be selected in consultation with the advisor
Minor, Museum Studies Track (six courses):
1. HARC 0100 or HARC 0102
2. HARC 0248
3. HARC 0301 (CW)
4. HARC 0540 or an approved internship
5-6.Two HARC electives
Honors: Honors are awarded to students with a GPA** of 3.5 and a thesis grade of B+ or higher; high honors to students with a GPA of 3.7 and a thesis grade of A- or A; and highest honors to students with a GPA of 3.8 and a thesis grade of A.
** The History of Art + Architecture  GPA is calculated on the basis of those courses that satisfy or could potentially satisfy the requirements for the major.  Only courses taken on the Middlebury College campus and applied towards the major will be used in the calculation of GPA for purposes of determining honors.  Study abroad and transfer courses will not be used.
Please note: Courses offered by other departments and programs may, by prior departmental approval, be used to satisfy elective requirements, including, but not limited to, RELI 0185 Art and the Bible, AMST 0244 Knickerbocker New York, AMST 0245 American Landscape 1825-1865, and AMST 0408 American Art in Context: The Art and Life of Winslow Homer.