Areas of Study

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Directed Topics in Art History Classes

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. This listing is not considered authoritative. Please visit Access.SMU for authoritative course offerings including meeting times, professor, and more.

ARHS 5011, 5012: Museum Internship

ARHS 5303: History and Methods of the History of Art
Introduction to the history of the discipline with discussion of major methodological approaches as they have shaped past scholarship and the present sense of crisis in the discipline. Exercise in methods of research and its presentation in good form.

ARHS 6101, 6201, 6301: Master’s Thesis

Areas of Study



Art History

Message From The Chair

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies


Introductory Classes

Ancient Art History Classes

Directed Topics in Art History Classes

Medieval Art History Classes

Renaissance and Baroque Art History Classes

Modern Art History Classes

British and American Art History Classes

World Art History Classes

Undergraduate Seminar Classes


Faculty and Staff

Graduate Students

Art History Newsletter

RASC/a Graduate Conference

Department Projects

Dallas Resources

Libraries and Visual Resources

Community Engagement


Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts