art history

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Abject Art JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Adventures in Archaeology (remote/in-person*) FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Anime: Japanese Music, Art, and Culture FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Art in Fine Metals and Fiber FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 12
Coast Salish Wool Weaving - The Indigenous Regalia of the Salish Sea (Remote/In-Person*) FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Experimental Photography FR-SR
  • Summer
8
French Language, Arts, and Culture: Dark Romantics SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Image Supremacy: On Modern Mannerism SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Media Artists Studio JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Printmaking: Mokuhanga - Japanese Woodblock FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Student-Originated Studies: Sculpture & Furniture JR-SR
  • Fall
8
Studio Projects in Interdisciplinary Art: Material Gestures in a Shared Space FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Temporality, Word and Image JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Feminine Imaginary and Ancient Greece: Sappho, Medea, and Cassandra SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Day) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Visual Music, Handmade Cinema, and Animated Arts FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Planned offerings for 2020–21
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Conceptualizing Place: Pacific Northwest Native Art and Geographies (Remote/In-Person*) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Earth Art: Rock and Metal FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Foundational Studio Projects in the Visual Arts (Remote/In-Person*) FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Greece and Italy: An Artistic and Literary Odyssey (Remote/In-Person*) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary, and Experimental Approaches to the Moving Image SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Shaped by the Sea, Shaped by the Hand: Marine Biology and 3D Art (Remote/In-Person*) FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Silk Roads: Culture, History, and Philosophy of China SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12