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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.16 DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS

13.16.3 BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS (ART HISTORY)

The general requirements for this degree are described under the section BA in Fine Arts(4-Year) in §13.9.1.

To qualify for the BA degree in Fine Arts, with a concentration in art history, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practices  

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours
Communication in Writing; Analytical Thinking in the Natural and Social Sciences, Analytical Thinking in Culture and Society; and Research Skills and Methodologies.

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110

 
3.0  
Natural or Social Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two courses in the following areas: (excluding courses in research/statistics)

ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, and STS other than statistics or methodology

Any Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts and any courses in the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic),
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100-level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, IS, JS, Language other than English, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.

 
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

Research and Methodology:

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science, such as: PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201, 203, 306, 307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 220.

STATS (any course),

ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.

Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean or designate.

 
9.0 Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.
 

Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 36 credit hours in a single disciplinary area (Art History, Film Studies, or Music)
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.
65% required in Concentration

3.0 Art History 100  
3.0 2 Studio courses  
3.0  
3.0 ARTH 301  
3.0

8 Art History courses: 9 credit hours must be at the 300/400 level; 3 of which must be at the 400 level.

 
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Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
9.0

Nine credit hours outside the area of concentration.

 
3.0 One One FA course or other interdisciplinary Fine Arts course (approved by Dean or Designate).  
Open Electives – 42 credit hours
120.0 Total:  65% P.G.P.A required.


Note: PHIL 278 may be used for concentration credit in the BA Fine Arts (Art History)


13.16.4 BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN FINE ARTS (ART HISTORY)

The general requirements for this degree are described under the heading Honours Programs in Fine Arts in §13.9.2.

Admission to the honours program requires:

  • 70% overall average and 75% in the concentration;

  • Acceptance by the Art History faculty.

Students are advised to apply to the Honours Program after the completion of second year. To qualify for the BA Honours Fine Arts degree (art history concentration) students must complete 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001  

Critical Competency Requirements – 30 Credit hours as noted in the Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Art History Concentration §13.16.3

Communication in Writing (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two of: ACAD 100, ENGL 100, 110

 
3.0  
Natural and Social Sciences (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

Two courses in the following areas: excluding courses in research/statistics, ECON, GEOG, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, SOST, STS, other than Statistics or methodology.
Any Science courses, including MATH.

 
3.0  
Culture and Society (at least 6 credit hours)
3.0

FA 202 Indigenous Issues in the Arts

One course from the following areas excluding courses in statistics, methods, PHIL 150 (Logic),
ANTH, CLAS, ENGL above 100-level, HIST, HUM, INDG, IDS, IS, JS, Language other than English, Literature in translation or other non-language courses offered through language department or program (e.g. FR 247, 248; GER 223), LING, RLST, PHIL, WGST.

 
3.0  
Research Skills and Methodologies (at least 3 credit hours)
3.0

Any course in research methods, statistical analysis, logic, or computer science offered through the Faculties of Arts and Science, such as PHIL 150, CS (any course), INDG 280, 282, SOST 201, 203, 306, 307, PSYC 204, 305, WGST 229, STATS (any course).

ARTH 301 Art Theory and Art Criticism, CTCH 203 Introduction to Media and Communication, CTCH 303 Technology & Culture, and THST 250 Script Analysis may be counted in this area if not already counted in another area of the program - see 13.7.1 Additional Regulations.

Statistics courses offered through Faculties other than Arts and Science may be used with approval by the Dean or designate.

 
9.0 Critical Competency Electives:
Students must choose an additional 9 credit hours from any of the above areas.
 

Note: Course substitutions in the above categories may be granted by the Dean or Designate.

Concentration Requirements – 57 credit hours in a single disciplinary area (Art History, Film Studies, or Music)
Note: Must include 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 of which must be at the 400 level.

3.0 ARTH 100  
3.0 2 Studio courses  
3.0  
3.0 ARTH 301  
3.0

8 Art History courses: 9 credit hours at the 300/400 level, 3 at the 400 level.

 
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Honours Requirements – 21 credit hours
Students require an overall GPA of 70% and a GPA of 75% in the disciplinary area to complete the Honour’s degree.

3.0 3 additional courses at the 300/400 level  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 An Honours paper or project  
3.0

FA 400 seminar (new course or variable topic as required) or other senior seminar as approved by the Department Head or Associate Dean, Undergraduate.

 
6.0

Language other than English relevant to the area of study. May be taken as part of the Critical Competency requirements.

 
Fine Arts Requirements outside the Concentration – 12 credit hours
9.0

Nine credit hours outside of area of concentration.

 
3.0

One FA course or other interdisciplinary Fine Arts course (approved by Dean or Designate).

 
Open Electives – 21 credit hours
120.0 Total