Jun 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, History (CCG, Day)

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Student’s pursuing the Art History minor at Columbia College will gain skills such as critical thinking, writing, empathy, and the analysis of our visual culture. For student’s pursuing an Art or Design degree, the Art History minor can ground and deepen your creative practice. For student’s pursuing other CC degrees, the Art History minor can provide a visual framework to your cultural awareness and understanding. It pairs well with degrees in history, philosophy, sociology, english, communication studies, business, and even STEM programs!

The minor consists of 18 credit hours, 9 of which are foundations-level and 9 are upper-level. You will have the flexibility to choose upper-level art history courses such as Renaissance, American, 17th & 18th Century, or 20th Century. You may also opt to take a course on the History of Photography.


A minor is defined as a course of study of at least 18 semester hours outside the student’s major. Academic minors may be earned in disciplines as specified by the department faculty. Requirements are a grade point average of 2.0 or higher for 18 or more semester hours.

Courses for the minor may also meet general education or major requirements, and at least 9 of the required hours must be earned in Columbia College coursework. (Transfer courses equivalent to courses designated are accepted toward the minor.)

Majors and minors may not be added to an already earned degree.

In some curricular areas, the College offers courses totaling fewer than 18 semester hours. In these areas, students may earn additional semester hours through transfer credit so the total semester hours earned meets the required number of hours (see Evaluation of Credit and Testing ). Main Campus Day students can participate in cooperative cross-enrollment with the University of Missouri - Columbia and/or Stephens College (see Advising and Registration ).

Specific Requirements

Complete 18 hours of art history courses, including at least 9 semester hours in courses above the 200-level in Art History.

Total Semester Hours: 18

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