Description

A diverse and experienced faculty of art historians help art history scholars explore the history of the visual arts from ancient to modern art and the theoretical and critical literature associated with the cultures producing a given art style. Students attain proficiency in the practice of art and knowledge of the history of art in addition to general college education with about one-fourth of the course work in the major.

Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements30
Languages: Classical & Modern0-6
Select from the list of “Approved Courses” found under “College Degree Requirements.”
Art History Major Requirements33
Minor(s)18-24
Electives27-39
Total Credit Hours120

Major Department Admission

Any student who meets college admission requirements may declare a major in art history.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:
 

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units)
  • Social studies (3 units)
  • Natural sciences (3 units) and
  • Foreign language (2 units)

NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.

One of the following performance standards must also be met:

New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 20 (composite), minimum SAT 950 (combined), or rank in top half of high school graduating class.

Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed twelve or more semester credits from a postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 and GPA 2.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 and GPA 3.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application.)

International Students: Minimum TOEFL 70 (Internet) or 523 (paper)

Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and emphases. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.

Auditions are required for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music for music and dance majors and minors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the BA Performance Emphasis. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into the BFA Film and New Media Emphasis, and the BA Directing and Management Emphasis.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are in this catalog under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this catalog.

College Degree Requirements

College General Education Requirements

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.

All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I and one additional course from JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar and Reading I, JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II, and JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar and Reading II; in Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 Latin Prose I and LATN 302 Latin Poetry I.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Omaha Native Language, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language.


NOTE:

  • A student who has completed three years of one foreign language study in high school may fulfill the languages requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level course.
  • A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
  • Any student who achieves a specified scaled score in the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam in French, German, and Spanish, levels 1 and 2, will be exempt from the languages requirement and will also receive credit for the fourth semester course in the language.
  • A transfer student with 11 or 12 semester hours of accepted credit has two choices: 1) to complete 6 hours in the same language at the 200 level; or 2) with permission of the chair of the department to enroll in a fourth semester course.
  • A student from a foreign country who has demonstrated acceptable proficiency in his or her native language (other than English) is exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. American students who present acceptable evidence that their second language is English are exempted from the languages requirement without credit toward the degree. All such students should see the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building, for this exemption.

Approved Courses

ARAB 201Second-Year Arabic I3
ARAB 202Second-Year Arabic II3
CHIN 201Second-Year Chinese I3
CHIN 202Second-Year Chinese II3
CZEC 201Second-Year Czech I3
CZEC 202Second-Year Czech II3
FREN 201Second-Year French I3
FREN 202Second-Year French II3
FREN 203Conversation and Composition I3
FREN 210Accelerated Second-Year French6
GERM 201Second-Year German I3
GERM 202Second-Year German II3
GERM 203Composition and Conversation I3
GERM 210Accelerated Second-Year German6
GREK 301Greek Prose I3
GREK 302Greek Poetry I3
GREK 373New Testament Greek3
HEBR 301Biblical Hebrew Prose3
HEBR 302Biblical Hebrew Poetry3
JAPN 201Second-Year Japanese I3
JAPN 202Intermediate Grammar and Reading I3
JAPN 203Second-Year Japanese II3
JAPN 204Intermediate Grammar and Reading II3
LATN 301Latin Prose I3
LATN 302Latin Poetry I3
RUSS 201Second-Year Russian I3
RUSS 202Second-Year Russian II3
SLPA 201Second Year American Sign Language I4
SLPA 202Second Year American Sign Language II4
SPAN 201Second-Year Spanish I3
SPAN 202Second-Year Spanish II3
SPAN 203Intensive Conversation3
SPAN 210Accelerated Second-Year Spanish6

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.

Grades lower than C earned at UNL or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.

Pass/No Pass

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.

  1. Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA
  2. P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.
  3. A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course.) This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.
  4. The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.
  5. Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.
  6. The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/no pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  1. Pass/no pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  2. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.
  3. Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
  4. Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  5. The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at UNL and other schools.

Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.

GPA Requirements

Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.

Transfer Credit Rules

Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.

Normally credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.

All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at UNL.

School of Art, Art History and Design Transfer Credit Policy

A studio or art history course presented for possible transfer to UNL is evaluated by the School of Art, Art History and Design using course descriptions and/or course syllabi to evaluate content, and course schedules to evaluate the hours of instruction.

Studio courses that are eligible for transfer credit based on course content are awarded one credit hour for every 30 hours of instruction (with the assumption that the transfer course required 15 hours of work outside of class for every 30 hours spent in class with the instructor.) Credit is rounded to the nearest half-credit hour. If a course is presented for possible transfer, and the hours of instruction fall short of UNL’s NASAD-based standards, the course will receive a proportional reduction in credit.

Each major requires a minimum amount of credit that must be completed at UNL.  Courses taken at other academic institutions may be applied toward the remaining required credits subject to evaluation by the department.  Specific limits may be found in the major requirements section.

Glenn Korff School of Music Transfer Credit Policy

The following will be used by advisors as guidelines for the evaluation of transfer credits which are less than five years old:
 

  • If a transfer student has successfully completed (grade C or above) approved transfer credits which are equivalent to music major/minor requirements in terms of number of credit hours and scope of content, that area will be considered completed at the discretion of the chief degree program advisor.
  • For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in either number of credit hours, scope of content, or grade received to music major/minor requirements in applied music, music theory, sight singing/aural skills, and keyboard skills, the number of transfer credits accepted and placement will be determined by audition/proficiency tests administered by designated area faculty.
  • For approved transfer credits which are lacking equivalency in other music areas (history and ensembles), the number of transfer credits accepted will be determined by the chief degree program advisor.

All music course work which is more than five years old must be validated by an audition or competency examination given by designated area faculty.

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Transfer Credit Policy

There are no additional restrictions regarding transfer credit.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Institutions

Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at UNL according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.

Course Level Requirements

Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.

Residency

Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:

  • At least 30 of the last 36 hours of credit must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.
  • A total of 90 credits must be registered for and completed while enrolled at UNL.

Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through UNL. Credit awarded from an institution other than UNL will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.

Catalog Rule

Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog or in any other catalog which is published while they are enrolled in the College provided the catalog they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.
 

Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the Glenn Korff School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their degree requirements during a 12-month period must apply for re-admission. They are then required to move to the new catalog and fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in art history will be able to:

  1. Identify and contextualize major works of art and architecture from pre-history to the present.
  2. Demonstrate historical awareness through an understanding of world cultures and the evolution of a global civilization.
  3. Understand the role of art in the development of society, including how art reflects social and cultural ideologies.
  4. Comprehend the methodological approaches used in art history.
  5. Engage in research and utilize available resources (archives, databases, etc.).
  6. Write and speak clearly and convincingly in order to communicate original ideas and analyze text.

Major Requirements

Specific Major Requirements
AHIS 101Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3
AHIS 102Renaissance to Modern Art3
AHIS 400Art History Capstone Experience (offered spring semester only)3
Art History electives (including a minimum of 12 credits of courses numbered above 299)24
Credit Hours Subtotal: 33
Total Credit Hours33

Minor Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of one minor. A second major may be used to satisfy the minor requirement.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

Minimum grade for all major requirements is C.

Pass/No Pass

All courses taken for major requirements must be for a letter grade.

Course Level Requirement

A minimum of 15 credits in the major (including AHIS 400 Art History Capstone Experience) must be in courses numbered 299 or above.

Extended Education, Independent Study Rules, Internship Credit Rules, Transfer Credit Rules

No more than 6 hours of independent study courses (AHIS 390 Directed Individual Readings, AHIS 392 Independent Research in Art History, AHIS 395 Internship in Art History, AHIS 490 Directed Individual Reading, AHIS 492 Independent Research in Art History, AHIS 495 Internship in Art History, AHIS 499H Honors: Special Problems in Art History) may count toward the major in the BA degree.

At least 18 credit hours of the required art history courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.

Requirements for Minor offered by department

Plan A Minor in Art History—18 credits

AHIS 101Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3
AHIS 102Renaissance to Modern Art3
Art History electives (including at least 3 credits in courses numbered above 299)12
Total Credit Hours18

Plan B Minor in Art History—12 credits

AHIS 101Cave Paintings to Cathedrals3
AHIS 102Renaissance to Modern Art3
Art History electives6
Total Credit Hours12

Grade Rules

Pass/No Pass

Up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass may be taken in the minor.


NOTE: Art and graphic design majors must complete additional art history electives beyond what is required for the major if this minor is chosen (12 cr for the Plan A minor, 6 cr for the Plan B minor).

AHIS101
Cave Paintings to Cathedrals

Description: Survey of the history of western art from the earliest times to the end of the Medieval period.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 314, CLAS 314; AHIS 316, CLAS 316; AHIS 318

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

AHIS102
Renaissance to Modern Art

Description: Survey of the history of western art from the Renaissance period to the twentieth century.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 321; AHIS 322; AHIS 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts

AHIS121
Classical Antiquity in Popular CultureCrosslisted with CLAS 121

Description: On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS160
Introduction to Asian Art

Description: An introduction to the arts and cultural traditions of India, China, Korea, and Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AHIS189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS198
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS206
Art of Ancient Egypt & MesopotamiaCrosslisted with ANTH 206, CLAS 206

Description: A survey of the history of civilization and arts in the Fertile Crescent including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant and Syria from the tenth millennium BC to the first millennium BC, with particular attention paid to the Bronze Age.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

AHIS211
Classical Art and Archaeology

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Italy.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 314, CLAS 314; AHIS 316, CLAS 316

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS216
Medieval Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art of the Middle Ages from the Early Christian to Gothic periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS221
Italian Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Development of Italian art and architecture in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 321; AHIS 322

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS226
Northern Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Introduction to the art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Northern Europe. Major artists studied include Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and Albrecht Dürer.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS231
Baroque Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Art and architecture in Europe from 1550 to 1700.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS246
Modern Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Intro to Art from Modern to Contemporary

This course is a prerequisite for: AHIS 346

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS251
American Art to 1865

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: Role of the fine arts in creating national identity. How portraiture, genre, history painting, landscape, sculpture, photography, and folk art produced competing definitions of America. Growth of art institutions and patrons, the development of different audiences and how they established and changed expectations for art and artists.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS252
American Art 1865-1945

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: The changes in art resulting from the US's transition to an urban, industrial and cosmopolitan society. Careers and styles of individual artists, along with the impact of European art before and after the 1913 Armory Show. How the intersection of artists, patrons, and audiences supported the formation of new institutions and markets for modern art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS256
Latin American Art

Prerequisites: Must be sophomore level or higher

Description: From pre-Columbian through contemporary art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS261
Chinese Arts and Culture

Description: Introduction to the arts and culture of China.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS262
Japanese Art and Culture

Description: Introduction to the arts and culture of Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS286
Archaeological Fieldwork

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Participation in archaeological field research projects to learn basic field techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS298
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS314
Greek Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with CLAS 314

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS316
Roman Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with CLAS 316

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Introduction of the art and archaeology of ancient Italy from the villanovans through the end of the Roman Empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS318
Late Medieval Art in Europe

Prerequisites: AHIS 101 or permission

Description: Art in Europe from 1100 to 1500; style and iconography in Gothic art including architecture and architectural sculpture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS321
Early Renaissance Art

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 221 or permission

Description: Introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 13th century to the end of the 15th century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS322
High Renaissance and Mannerist Art

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 221 or permission

Description: Introduction to the painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from the late 15th to the mid-16th century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS341
European Art of the Nineteenth Century

Description: From Neoclassicism through Post-impressionism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS346
European Art of the Twentieth Century

Prerequisites: AHIS 102 or 246

Description: European art from 1870 to 1945, focusing on the development of the avant-garde, and on the relationship between art and its historical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS366
African ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 347, ARCH 547, ETHN 347

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS390
Directed Individual Readings

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

AHIS392
Independent Research in Art History

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

AHIS395
Internship in Art History

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS398
Special Topics in Art History

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS400
Art History Capstone Experience

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission

Course is offered in spring semester only.

Description: Culminating experience in art history. A comprehensive analysis of the discipline of art history. Builds on material from previous course work. Historiographic and methodological issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AHIS406
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 806, ANTH 406, ANTH 806, CLAS 406, CLAS 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.

Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS411
Classical ArchitectureCrosslisted with AHIS 811

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: History and development of architectural orders and styles from ancient Greece and Italy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS412
Greek SculptureCrosslisted with AHIS 812

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.

Description: Greek sculpture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Stylistic evolution and classical themes as presented in individual freestanding and architectural sculpture. Techniques, materials, and uses of sculpture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS413
Roman PaintingCrosslisted with AHIS 813

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Development of Roman painting from the Etruscans through the Age of Constantine.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS418
Gothic Painting and PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 818

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Style, iconography, history, and function of painting and prints from ca. 1150 to 1475 in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Includes manuscript illumination, stained glass, panel painting, woodcuts, and engravings, stressing the development of naturalism before the "Renaissance" in Northern Europe.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS421
The Italian Renaissance CityCrosslisted with AHIS 821

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Exploration of the art and architecture of the Italian city in the late middle ages and Renaissance, with particular attention to civic projects and the role of art in defining the identity, and creating the "myths" of that city.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS426
Northern Renaissance and Reformation ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 826

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318 or 418, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Art of the Renaissance and Reformation in Germany and the Netherlands. Stresses the influences of Italian Renaissance Art and the impact of the Protestant Reformation from ca. 1475 to 1575.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS431
Italian Baroque ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 831

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS441
Impressionism and Post-ImpressionismCrosslisted with AHIS 841

Prerequisites: 12 hr in art history or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: French Impressionism and Post-impressionism with consideration of the historical context out of which they emerged. Development of the avant-garde and the changing relationship of the artist to society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS446
Art since 1945Crosslisted with AHIS 846

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 and 246

Description: Art from 1945 to the present focusing on the development of the avant-garde, the transition from modernism to post-modernism, and the various art world institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS448
Post-ModernismCrosslisted with AHIS 848

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 102 or 246, and 446/846; or 12 hrs in related disciplines with permission

Description: Developments in art since 1970, exploring the various art styles and the relationship of the artists to their audience and to the institutions of the art world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS451
19th-Century American ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 851

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 251 or 341 or permission.

Description: 19th Century American art and material culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS452
American Art, 1893-1939Crosslisted with AHIS 852

Prerequisites: 12 hrs art history including AHIS 252 or 346 or permission.

Description: Early 20th-century American art.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS456
Pre-Columbian ArtCrosslisted with AHIS 856

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Emphasizing the Mesoamerican and Andean traditions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS457
Colonial Art of Latin AmericaCrosslisted with AHIS 857

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in the history of art or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Emphasizing New Spain, the Viceroyalty of Peru, and Brazil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS471
History of PhotographyCrosslisted with AHIS 871

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of still photography with major emphasis on its development as an art form.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS472
Photography Since 1960Crosslisted with AHIS 872

Prerequisites: AHIS 471/871 or permission.

Description: Movements in photography since 1960 with emphasis on the interaction with art theory and criticism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS476
History of PrintsCrosslisted with AHIS 876

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 221, 226, or 231, or in related disciplines with permission.

Description: Introduction to the history of prints stressing printmaking techniques, i.e., woodcut, engraving, drypoint, etching, and the makers of prints during the first 300 years of printmaking in Europe. Baldung, Goltzius, Bruegel, and Rembrandt. Major technical developments, such as the introduction of printing colored woodcuts, are included.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS490
Directed Individual ReadingCrosslisted with AHIS 890

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS492
Independent Research in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 892

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS495
Internship in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 895

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of department chair.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AHIS496
Advanced Archaeological FieldworkCrosslisted with AHIS 896

Prerequisites: AHIS 286 or equivalent, and permission.

Description: Further training in archaeological field research techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AHIS498
Special Topics in Art HistoryCrosslisted with AHIS 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AHIS499H
Honors: Special Problems in Art History

Prerequisites: Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Visual Resources Curator, University of Nebraska at Omaha - Omaha NE
  • Education Director, Lux Center for Arts - Lincoln NE
  • Graphic Designer, Sandhills Publishing - Lincoln NE
  • Gallery Assistant, Great Plains Art Museum - Lincoln NE
  • Content Writer, Firespring - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Project Assistant Public Art Inventory, Lincoln Arts Council - Lincoln NE
  • Marketing Intern, UNL Athletic Dept - Lincoln NE
  • Intern, Durham Museum - Omaha NE
  • Economic Impact Study Project Assistant, Lincoln Arts Council - Lincoln NE
  • Curatorial Intern, Sheldon Art Gallery - Lincoln NE

Grad Schools

  • Ph D. in Art History, Cornell University - Ithaca NY
  • Ph. D, University of Oklahoma - Norman OK
  • M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leiden - Rapenburg, Leiden, Holland
  • French Literature, UNL - Lincoln NE
  • MA Art History, University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Lincoln NE