At SMU, art history takes an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to learning. You’ll work closely with faculty in small classes to examine the relationship of art to fields such as anthropology, sociology, music, dance, literature, science and engineering. You’ll learn how to organize and evaluate information, conduct scholarly research and articulate your ideas, and be encouraged to question, probe and think across traditional categories and boundaries.
This minor enables all students in the University to extend their study into the realm of the visual arts. As a discipline dedicated to the examination of art in context, art history is a natural complement to a major in history, languages, anthropology, political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, religion, music or any of the humanities.