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.

Program Notes: 

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.).

Item #
Art History Minor Elective  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.