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. But it is also the critical thinking skills that get developed as a result of the study of the history of art and architecture that are crucial to a student's academic and career goals.

To sign up for the minor, please contact Dr. 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 three of the following upper-division courses:9
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
History of Interiors
Architecture and Society
The American City Since 1940
Contemporary Architectural Theory and Practice
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 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
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
Greek and Roman Cities
Classical Mythology and the Arts
Antiquity Through a Lens
Select one of the following seminar courses:3
Seminar in Art History
History and Methods in Art and Architectural History (Capstone Seminar)
Total Credit Hours18