Core Courses

ARTH 200 Western Art (may serve as prerequisite for ARTH 422, 424, 425, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, and 438)
ARTH 300 Non-Western Art
ARTH 390 Methodological Approaches to Art History (major and minors only, prerequisite for ARTH 490, to be taken in the junior and senior year)
ARTH 490 Senior Thesis in Art History (major only; prerequisite: ARTH 390)

Students planning to major in art history spend the first two years taking two foundational courses, completing general education requirements, and mastering language skills.  The junior and senior years are spent concentrating on the major.  In consultation with an art history faculty advisor, art history majors can select one or more areas of concentration depending on interests and career goals.  Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one of Pepperdine's international programs after consulting with an art history advisor regarding which international programs and courses would be most appropriate.

Art History majors should consider selecting German or French for their language requirement, as these languages are generally required in graduate-level art history programs.  Students who test out of the Seaver College language requirement are strongly encouraged to take a  252-level language course and one upper-division language course in their language of choice.

Upper Division (24 units)

The student must choose six of the following courses:

Course IDCourse NameUnits
ARTH 422 Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
 
4
ARTH 424 Greek  Art

4
ARTH 425 Roman Art

4
ARTH 426 Early Christian and Medieval Art

4
ARTH 428 Renaissance Art

4
ARTH 430 17th-and18th-Century Art

4
ARTH 432 American Art

4
ARTH 434 19th-Century Art

4
ARTH 436 Modern Art
 
4
ARTH 438

Contemporary Art

4
ARTH 440 Multicultural Arts in America

4
ARTH 442 Islamic Art

4
ARTH 446 Chinese Art

4
ARTH 448

Korean Art

4

 Studio Art Requirement:

Choose one 100 or 200 level ART course                                                              

4         

 

Art History Course Two-Year Rotation Cycle

FALL 2012/2014 SPRING 2013/2015
ARTH 200 Art Appreciation ARTH 300 Non-Western Art
ARTH 300 Non-Western Art ARTH 426 Near Eastern and Egyptian Art
ARTH 390 Methodological Approaches to Art History ARTH 428 Renaissance
ARTH 426 Early Christian and Medieval Art ARTH 436 Modern Art
ARTH 434 Nineteenth Century Art ARTH 446 Asian Art
ARTH 442 Islamic Art ARTH 490 Senior Thesis in Art History
   
FALL 2013/2015 SPRING 2014/2016
ARTH 200 Art Appreciation ARTH 300 Non-Western Art
ARTH 300 Non-Western Art ARTH 425 Roman Art
ARTH 390 Methodological Approaches to Art History ARTH 432 American Art
ARTH 424 Greek Art ARTH 446 Asian Art
ARTH 430 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art ARTH 490 Senior Thesis in Art History
ARTH 442 Islamic Art  
   
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First Year Program

Art History majors should enroll in the typical first-year program as outlined in the Seaver College catalog, and should also enroll in ARTH 200 Western Art in their first semester and ARTH 300 Non-Western Art in their second semester.  The Art History Program also strongly advises that art history majors begin classes to fullfill their foreign language requirement during their first year.