Dec 05, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Art History (BA)

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In art history, undergraduates are provided with a sound, broad foundation in art from a variety of offerings. On this basis, exploration of the art of many eras and cultures proceeds in a program designed to develop an awareness of the integral role played by art as an expression of the human condition and society throughout history. A grade of C or higher is required in departmental courses for all undergraduate majors.

Curriculum Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History requires 128 units.

General Education and Diversity Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Art History must complete the general education and diversity requirements of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Major Requirements

The major requires 40 units as follows.

Total units: 8

Additional Requirements (32 units)

Seven additional ​courses

Seven additional ​courses to include five courses with a minimum of one in each of four out of the following five areas of study, only one of which may be at the 200 level.

Non-​European traditions


The following courses require written permission of the chair of the Art History Department: AHIS 495a ​Undergraduate Honors Thesis (2-2) , AHIS 495b ​Undergraduate Honors Thesis (2-2)  and AHIS 499 Special Topics (2–4, max 8) .

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