B.A. in Art History The major in art history introduces students to a broad range of issues, skills and practices in the field of visual studies with a focus on works of art and architecture. The curriculum is designed to familiarize students with some of the major periods in both West and Non-Western art history as well as the compelling methodologies and questions of the art historian. Courses train the student in formal and visual analysis and guide them in examining works of art and architecture within appropriate contextual and cultural frameworks. The major prepares students for careers in the arts including museums and art institutions as well as for entrance to graduate programs in the field, but is an excellent choice for any student who wishes to be visually literate, providing key skills useful in a variety of professions and life experiences.