The Minor Program in the History of Art is designed to provide a structured and broad program for those students majoring in other disciplines but with a strong interest in the History of Art. Students minoring in the History of Art will take at least 5 courses (Upper Division Lecture or Seminar) with a minimum grade of C (total of 18-20 units). Up to two of these courses may be 3 unit courses. These should include courses in 2 separate chronological periods and 2 different geographical categories as specified below.
Geographical: (A) Europe and the Mediterranean; (B) Asia and the Pacific; (C) The Americas; (D) Middle East and Africa; (E) Trans-cultural.
Chronological: (I) Prehistoric-1200; (II) 1200-1800; (III) 1800-present
Declaring the HA Minor: To declare the minor in the History of Art Department, a student must complete one upper-division course taught in the department and receive a grade of C or higher. Once this prerequisite is met, students may formally petition to declare the minor by making an appointment with the Undergraduate Advisor. Note: Students must declare the minor no later than one semester before their Expected Graduation Term (EGT).
HA Minor Progress: History of Art does not use the Academic Progress Report (APR). To review minor progress, check with the Undergraduate advisor.
Completion of HA Minor: Upon the completion of the HA minor requirements, students must fill-out the “Completion of L&S Minor” form (see Letters & Science’s Advising website) and return it to the Undergraduate Advisor.
Recommended: Students minoring in History of Art are strongly encouraged to also take a lower division lecture course in art history and a course in art practice/materials. Students may also apply one Summer Session course to their minor requirements.
Residency Requirements: A minimum of 3 required upper division courses must be taken in the History of Art Department at Berkeley.
Note: Work for the minor must be completed within the semester limit and unit ceiling for graduation. Courses accepted for a Minor Program may also satisfy L&S breadth requirements. A maximum of one course may be used to satisfy requirements of both a student’s major and minor.