Dec 10, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Modern Art Markets and Ethics Minor

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The Modern Art Markets and Ethics minor is designed for students, including Art History majors, who are drawn to an interdisciplinary study of modern art markets. The minor allows students to consider the intersection of law, ethics, and cultural studies. It offers students an interdisciplinary education in art institutions, and ethical discourses that surround the production, display, circulation, and consumption of art, both past and present. The minor will help students develop the critical skills of reading, writing and analysis crucial to a liberal education. Students will gain theoretical and analytical perspectives on ethical, political, and social issues relevant to art as they explore how the market informs and shapes our encounter with artistic objects.


Lower-Division Requirement (4 units)

Choose one. The lower division course provides students with a broad knowledge of art. Students may take the general introductory to art history (including surveys of Western, Asian, Latin American art), or they may choose a course that focuses on issues of art, institutions, and identity in the modern period (AHIS 250gm  and AHIS 255g ).

Upper-Division Courses on Modern Art (8 units)

Choose two. These courses will introduce students to the development of art and its relationship to modern markets in two distinct time periods. This requirement can be satisfied either at USC or through the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London - United Kingdom. Students interested in this option should consult with an Art History adviser.

Total Units: 24

Requirements for Art History Majors

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