Fine Arts Programs
College of Arts and Sciences
Department Chair: Ryan Weber, PhD
Kara Carmack, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, BA Dickinson College; MA, PhD The University of Texas at Austin
Ryan R. Weber, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, BA, MA, Queens College - The City University of New York, PhD University of Connecticut
Ryan Watson, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, AB Georgetown University; MA University of Chicago; PhD University of Iowa
Fine Arts Learning Outcomes: Programmatic Learning Outcomes
- will comprehend works of art within their social and cultural contexts;
- in courses that treat the history of an art form (music, visual, or film), will comprehend works of art using the critical methodologies of the relevant art form under study;
- in courses that treat the history of an art form (music, visual, or film), will relate the interdisciplinary contributions of the arts to diverse cultures past and present;
- in studio art and applied music/film courses, will apply fundamental techniques used in the art form under study.
This minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to offer students an examination of music and its intersections with a broad range of cultural topics. Key issues of exploration include: gender studies, global studies, the humanities (English, history, sociology), politics, religious studies and the natural sciences. All courses comprise interdisciplinary themes in order to investigate how music and society reflect common ideologies, problems and solutions. This course of study challenges students to think about the relationships between the fine arts and the humanities while comparing different perspectives on social interaction. It also complements existing majors across the undergraduate curriculum by offering a deeper survey of issues that affect human identity and the environment we inhabit.
No grade below a C- in a course required for the minor will count towards satisfying requirements. The mandatory number of credits for fulfilling a minor in this area is 18 credits, six of which may be applied from the university’s Core Curriculum.
The following courses will satisfy requirements for the Art History minor, totaling 18 credits. Prerequisites are required for some courses, which may be found in their course descriptions.