A detailed description of the program, faculty, facilities, academic, and co-curricular opportunities can be found at the Art History website.
Requirements for the Art History Minor
The minor in art history requires six courses, some of which may also fulfill requirements in the core curriculum or the student’s major.
|FAH 101||Cave Paintings, the Colosseum & Cathedrals||3|
|FAH 102||Altarpieces, Academies & the Avant-Garde||3|
|Ancient and/or Medieval Art: one course||3|
|Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art|
|Greek and Roman Art|
|Renaissance and/or Baroque Art: one course||3|
|Additional FAH electives: two courses||6|
|Survey of Pre-Columbian and Native American Art|
|History of Architecture|
|Frank Lloyd Wright|
|Art in Buffalo|
|Animals in Art|
|Field Excursion: Connections between Museum and Zoo Exhibitry Practices|
|The Art of the Selfie|
|Critical Issues in the History of Photography|
Many students take the opportunity to gain practical experience in an art institution through a Museum Internship course in addition to the minor requirements. Art history students have interned at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formally the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), the Darwin Martin House Complex, the Buffalo History Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, the Castellani Art Museum, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Center, and the Western New York Book Arts Center.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.