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St. Martin of Tours by Ade Bethune

At St. Kate's, you'll study visual arts from the Stone Age to the present — and from different global perspectives and societies. Special emphasis is placed on contemporary art and studying the roles and representation of women in art history.

You will also take three courses in studio art to gain a more nuanced understanding of materials and the creative process.

Below is a sample academic plan. You can tailor the courses to fit your needs upon admission.

Fall
ARTH 1100: Intro to Art History: Ancient Through Medieval
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
ARTH 1110: Intro to Art History: Renaissance Through Modern
ART 1000: 2D Design
HIST: History course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
ARTH 2650: Modern Art History
ARTH 2900: Latin American Art or ARTH 1150: Ways of Seeing
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*
Elective

Winter
ART 1010: 3D Design
MATH: Math course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
Elective

Fall
ARTH 3630: Women in Art
PHIL 2900: Philosophy of the Arts
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Laboratory science course*

Winter
ART 2250: Art & Technology
ARTH 3700: Renaissance and Baroque
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*

Fall
ARTH 4000: Methods in Art History
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
Elective

Winter
ARTH 4604: Slide Library Internship
Elective
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing Requirement

Art history majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ARTH 2650: Modern Art History. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990: The Global Search for Justice, and one from another department).