Art History Minor


A minor in Art History from Simpson College provides a student with knowledge of art in the context of a broad array of cultures and historical periods. Additionally, the minor in Art History requires two Foundations of Design courses. These courses allow students to learn the skills and practices of art, as well as aspects of the creative process itself. A minor in Art History enriches and complements a variety of existing majors, particularly the Studio Art major, Graphic Design major, and Art Education major, or any number of majors including those in the areas of History, English, Religion.

The Art History minor at Simpson provides students a viable platform from which to pursue not only graduate study in Art History, but professional training in an array of areas including museum and curatorial studies, art conservation, connoisseurship, and historical preservation to name but a few.

Students will complete six course plus Gallery Event and Museum Attendance requirement as follows:


Art 001 Gallery Event and Museum Attendance (Take once)
Art 0XX Soph Art Portfolio (no credit)
Art 131 Foundations of Design I – 2D
Art 132 Foundations of Design II – 3D

Art History: Choose four courses from the following:

Art 201 Prehistoric to Renaissance
Art 202 Renaissance to 19th Century
Art 203 Modern Art
Art 204 Non-Western Art
Art 205 Art since 1940
Art 206 History of Design