About the Art History Minor
Enrich your appreciation of art by putting it into context.
Throughout history, the work of artists has been shaped by the time and place in which they live. The art history minor at California University of Pennsylvania enables you to gain a deeper understanding of art by considering its relationship to its social and historical context.
The art history program at Cal U provides:
- A broad overview of the history of art.
- In-depth knowledge of specific periods in art history, especially the modern and contemporary periods.
- Familiarity with art theories and methods.
Enhance your degree as you think critically about art.
An art history minor adds an academic component to your Cal U degree that complements any major field of study. In a world increasingly driven by visual imagery, the study of art history boosts visual literacy skills for students in liberal arts, education, and science and technology majors.
In addition to gaining a historical and critical awareness of visual art and architecture, you'll develop career-focused skills in areas valued by employers, including critical thinking, observation and analysis, and written and oral communication.
An art history minor also enhances your awareness of cultural diversity and opens a door to a lifelong appreciation of art.