Art and Architecture History Minor

A minor in art and architecture history establishes a foundation for further study in these areas and provides a better understanding of architecture, art, and visual culture in historical contexts and the contemporary world. Knowledge in these areas is a valuable complement to any major.  Both art and architecture history courses should be taken in this minor.

To sign up for the minor, please contact Andrew Casper at

For information, contact the Department of Art, 124 Art Building, 513-529-2900, or the Department of Architecture + Interior Design, 101 Alumni Hall, 513-529-7210.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select two of the following Introductory Courses:6
Global Design
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America
History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan
Select four of the following upper division courses:12
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
History of Interiors
History of Urbanization
Architecture and Society
The American City Since 1940
Contemporary Architectural Theory and Practice
Recent Architecture Theory
Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora
The Arts of African Peoples
Chinese Painting History
The Renaissance in Italy
High Renaissance and Mannerism
Baroque Art in Europe
The Arts of Colonial Latin America
Modern & Contemporary East Asian Art
Arts of West Africa
Greek and Roman Architecture
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Painting
Greek and Roman Decorative Arts
Art of the Weimar Republic
The History of Photography
Field Study in Art and Architecture History
Art Since 1980
Special Lecture Topics in Art History
A History of Design
Seminar in Art History
Art of the Late 19th Century
Art of the Early 20th Century
Art in the Age of Revolution: 1789-1848
Postwar to Postmodern, 1945-1980
History and Methods in Art and Architectural History (Capstone Seminar)
Introduction to Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Classical Mythology and the Arts
Total Credit Hours18

Note: Complete at least one course in architecture history (ARC) and one in art history (ART). A single course cannot fill requirements in more than one area.