Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History Minor

Art history is a field of study within the Humanities, which examines the visual and material culture of peoples in a wide range of contexts throughout human history. Students of Art History at UNLV are introduced to both western and non-western art in an open curriculum that encourages further study outside the discipline. Art history majors must complete a trio of survey courses, presenting an overview of primarily European, North American, and non-Western art from the prehistoric period to the present. This foundation knowledge is then expanded with elective Art History courses in areas of the students’ choice and in which they practice critical reading, writing, and analytical skills.


Please see the UNLV College of Fine Arts web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Art History | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Fine SArts Advising Center College of Fine Arts Advising | College of Fine Arts | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



 Institution - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Home - National Association of Schools of Art and Design (


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify major works of art from the time periods and cultures represented in courses taken this semester.
  • Articulate the formal elements (e.g. line, color, composition, perspective, etc.) of works of art.
  • Identify differences and similarities between works of art from the same or different historical moments.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to works of art.
  • Learn more about an historical period through studying works of art and artists from that period.
  • Knowledgeably discuss art historical styles and movements.
  • Articulate and respond to unfamiliar works of art based on skills developed studying known works.

Courses Include - Total Credits: 21