Art History Minor
Program Director: Timothy McCall, Ph.D.
Office Location: Saint Augustine Center, Room 403
Telephone: (610) 519-3897
The Art History Program at Villanova provides students with the knowledge and skills to interpret and critically evaluate art – and its production, reception, and materiality – from the perspectives of different societies across time. We encourage students to investigate art not only as cultural artifacts that record and reflect particular aspects of the human experience, but also as a dynamic force that has shaped complex interactions of social, political, and economic processes both in the past and the present.
In harmony with the university’s Augustinian mission and unique identity, the Art History Program emphasizes the benefits of a broader, liberal arts education. More particularly, art history students can expect to leave Villanova as sophisticated viewers and critical consumers of the visual imagery that surrounds us.
Minor (18 credits)
The Art History Minor consists of 18 credits and 6 courses.
One of the art history courses could be substituted for one course related to art history in another discipline (either Studio Art; Artifacts in History 2309, or other Material Culture course; Chemistry and Art 1058 or Science of Art MSE 2303; Philosophy of Art 2075); or, alternatively, a team-taught interdisciplinary course with one Art History faculty member (GIS, History, etc.).