†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† ††3108S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 02/14/08

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 24:†††† ††††††††††††† Change required courses for the concentration in Art History



Effective Date: Fall 2008
 

1.Delete:†††††††† On pg. 62, under Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Art History, Items I, II and III:††††

 

                           I.      Required courses in the programó36 hours: ART 100; either ART 101 or 103; ARTH 201, 202, 480; 12 hours of 300-400 level ARTH courses with at least 3 hours from Ancient and Medieval art history ; 3 hours from Renaissance and Baroque art history; 3 hours from Modern and Contemporary art history; and 3 hours from Non-Western art history.

                         II.      Required courses outside the majoró9 hours of approved courses from outside the department related to one of the following periods or areas of interest: Ancient/Classical; Medieval; Renaissance to 18th Century; Modern/Contemporary; Non-Western; or Theory/Criticism (see Art Department Guidelines).

                        III.      Other departmental requirements:

a)       Senior competency is demonstrated by either passing the Art Department Comprehensiveor completing an Undergraduate Research Project in Art History. These are offered every semester.

b)      Each degree candidate must demonstrate both oral and computer competency by successful completion of ARTH 480.

 

 

††††††††††† Add:†††† On pg. 62, in place of deleted entry:

 

                           I.      Required courses in the programó36 hours: ART 100; either ART 101 or 103; ARTH 201, 202, 480; 18 hours of 300-400 level ARTH courses; and 3 additional ARTH hours at the

400-level. Courses from other departments may be substituted with prior approval of the department chair. Of the 21 elective hours, 3 hours must be chosen from Ancient and Medieval art history; 3 hours from Renaissance and Baroque art history; 3 hours from Modern and Contemporary art history; and 3 hours from African, Asian and Latin American Art History.†††

                         II.      Other departmental requirements:

a)       Senior competency is demonstrated by either passing the Art Department comprehensive exam or successfully completing a departmentally approved Research project in Art History.

b)      Each degree candidate must demonstrate both oral and computer competency by successful completion of ARTH 480.

 

 

Impact:

The Art Department now has two full-time tenure track Art Historians, in addition to two professors teaching Art History part-time, and is able to offer a wider range of courses to students pursuing a concentration in Art History. In the past, when there was only one Art Historian, we depended heavily on the support of courses and professors outside the Art Department. Moreover, the approach to Art History courses offered at present is much more interdisciplinary.

 

Rationale:

As worded at present, Art and Art History courses cannot be used for the 9 hours of approved elective courses. By requiring Art History students to take more Art History courses to fulfill their major, students completing the requirements for the concentration will be better prepared for a related job.