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  • The Undergraduate Program - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    News Archive Undergraduate Program A major or concentration in Art History and Archaeology lays the basis for pursuit of a variety of careers including law medicine business and academe among others Critical study teaches the student not only the particulars of the art archaeology and architecture under study but also the broader analytical and synthetic skills needed for mature reasoned and inventive solutions to broad based questions in any field Further the visual study of the world around us has been and continues to be increasingly important as worldwide communication becomes most often based in visual media Understanding the sources and significance of images that form a common language of communication is crucial for anyone wanting to play an active part in society The goal of the major or concentration in the department of Art History and Archaeology is to explore the history of art and architecture and archaeology across a broad historical cultural geographic and methodological spectrum Department courses take advantage of the extraordinary cultural resources of New York City and often involve museum assignments and trips to local monuments The department offers three majors and two concentrations All department policies and procedures as they relate to the undergraduate

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  • Undergraduate Major Requirements - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    An additional two courses must also be drawn from at least TWO DIFFERENT world regions as listed below Africa Asia Europe North America Australia Latin America Middle East The remaining two lectures are the student s choice Two seminars in art history A studio course in the visual arts or architecture which may be taken Pass Fail Combined Major in Art History and Visual Arts AHVA The major s colloquium AHIS W3895 Seven 3 point lecture courses in art history Students must take at least one course in three of four historical periods Ancient up to 400 CE AD 400 1400 1400 1700 1700 present An additional two courses must also be drawn from at least TWO DIFFERENT world regions as listed below Africa Asia Europe North America Australia Latin America Middle East The remaining two lectures are the student s choice 21 points in Visual Arts covering R1001 and R3330 6 points five additional VIAR R3000 level or above courses 15 points In the senior year students undertake either a seminar in the Department of Art History and Archaeology or a senior project in Visual Arts pending approval by the Visual Arts Department The combined major requires fulfillment of sixteen or seventeen courses It is recommended that students interested in this major begin work toward the requirements in their sophomore year Students electing the combined major should consult with the DUS or Undergraduate Program Coordinator in Art History as well as with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Visual Arts Department Major in the History and Theory of Architecture HTAC The major s colloquium AHIS W3895 Seven lecture courses in art history including AHIS C3001 and three other courses focusing on architectural history Courses must cover four of five general areas ancient Mediterranean Western Medieval Renaissance Baroque 18th

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  • Senior Thesis - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    facilitate the preparation of a senior thesis These competitive grants can be used for domestic and international travel to art collections archives architectural sites monuments etc Applications are typically due in April Grants for thesis research during the academic year are also available through General Studies and Columbia College Please consult their websites for more information 2014 15 Senior Thesis Projects Sarah Bell The History of Preservation as a History Worth Preserving William Sumner Appleton and His Work at Jackson House Sponsor Barry Bergdoll Martha Scott Burton To Suffer a Sea Change The Afro Future Female and the Aquatic in Ellen Gallagher s Watery Ecstatic Sponsor Kellie Jones Andrew Demas Born Out of Autocracy Forged in Democracy the Metamorphosis of the World Trade Center and the Mediation of Economic and Public Priorities Sponsor Barry Bergdoll Alexandra Eynon Curious Cases The Cabinet and the Contemporary Sponsor Keith Moxey Alexander Hyman Constructed Regionalism Architectural Eclecticism in Jewish and Arab Homes in Mandatory Palestine Sponsor Jonathan Reynolds Julia Jarrett Reflections on the Polish Avant Garde Wladyslaw Strzeminski and the Theory of Unism Sponsor Noam Elcott Angel Jiang Storied Cycles Reading the Boss Sculpture of Norwich Cathedral Sponsor Stephen Murray Elizabeth Lightfoot Form Follows Family The Impact of Edith Elmer Wood on Modernism Feminism and New Deal Housing Reform Sponsor Mary McLeod Daniel Merritt Build the Bridge Felix Gonzalez Torres and the Development of Memory Recognition and Contemporaneity Sponsor Kellie Jones Zachary Small Sojourning Senescence John Baldessari and his Late Works Sponsor Branden Joseph Ione Wang Intimate Matters Giorgio Morandi s Still Lifes The Museum of Innocence and Waste Not Sponsor John Rajchman 2013 14 Senior Thesis Projects Roko Rumora The Danger of Seeing Double s Same Subject Pendant Statues in Roman Visual Culture Sponsor Professor Francesco de Angelis Rebecca Schechter Fattell Inhaling Viewers

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  • Undergraduate Honors and Awards - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    15 Honors and Awards Departmental Honors went to the following students Sarah Bell GS 15 Martha Scott Burton CC 15 Alexandra Eynon CC 15 Alexander Hyman CC 15 Angel Jiang CC 15 Elizabeth Lightfoot GS 15 The 2015 Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Prize for outstanding contributions in art history or archaeology by a General Studies student was awarded to Sarah Bell The Senior Thesis Prize was awarded to Martha Scott Burton for To Suffer a Sea Change The Afro Future Female and the Aquatic in Ellen Gallagher s Watery Ecstatic Sponsor Kellie Jones All senior thesis writers were awarded The Meyer Schapiro Book Prize for Excellence in Art History Sarah Bell The History of Preservation as a History Worth Preserving William Sumner Appleton and His Work at Jackson House Sponsor Barry Bergdoll Andrew Demas Born Out of Autocracy Forged in Democracy the Metamorphosis of the World Trade Center and the Mediation of Economic and Public Priorities Sponsor Barry Bergdoll Alexandra Eynon Curious Cases The Cabinet and the Contemporary Sponsor Keith Moxey Alexander Hyman Constructed Regionalism Architectural Eclecticism in Jewish and Arab Homes in Mandatory Palestine Sponsor Jonathan Reynolds Julia Jarrett Reflections on the Polish Avant Garde Wladyslaw Strzeminski and the Theory of Unism Sponsor Noam Elcott Angel Jiang Storied Cycles Reading the Boss Sculpture of Norwich Cathedral Sponsor Stephen Murray Elizabeth Lightfoot Form Follows Family The Impact of Edith Elmer Wood on Modernism Feminism and New Deal Housing Reform Sponsor Mary McLeod Daniel Merritt Build the Bridge Felix Gonzalez Torres and the Development of Memory Recognition and Contemporaneity Sponsor Kellie Jones Zachary Small Sojourning Senescence John Baldessari and his Late Works Sponsor Branden Joseph Ione Wang Intimate Matters Giorgio Morandi s Still Lifes The Museum of Innocence and Waste Not Sponsor John Rajchman Past Senior Thesis Prize Recipients Shirlynn Sham

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  • Undergraduate Travel Seminars - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    Archive Undergraduate Travel Seminars The travel seminar is a highlight of the undergraduate major in art history It features a one week trip during spring break to study firsthand the subject of the seminar The course combines the rigors of a traditional seminar with the excitement and intensity of nearly round the clock learning and camaraderie on a trip led by a Columbia professor The trip is a required part of the course and major expenses airfare and hotel are covered by the department A gift from Philip Aarons to enhance the undergraduate major in art history has enabled us to offer this extraordinary educational opportunity Past Travel Seminars 2015 AHIS W3878 Life of a Cathedral Notre Dame of Amiens Professor Stephen Murray 2014 AHIS W3879 Medieval Jerusalem The Making of the Holy Professor Avinoam Shalem 2013 AHIS BC3938y Modern Native American Art in the South West Professor Elizabeth Hutchinson 2012 AHIS W3922 Rome ca 300 1300 Professor Holger A Klein AHIS W3930 Ancient Rome and Its Monuments Professor Francesco de Angelis 2010 AHIS W3865 Paris Capital of the 19th Century Professor Anne Higonnet 2008 AHIS W3993 Investigations in Contemporary Art Marfa TX Professor Branden Joseph 2007 AHIS W3921 Patronage

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  • Planning Sheets & Forms for Undergraduates - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    Columbia Renaissance Consortium Events Calendar of Events Forums Special Series Department News Archive Planning Sheets Forms for Undergraduates Major and concentration requirements worksheets are intended to help students plan their coursework and completion of their program These are not official documents and do not need to be formally signed by the DUS However students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to go over their degree progress with the Undergraduate Program Coordinator Please do not rely on the SSOL degree audit The degree audit is often inaccurate These forms are all fillable pdfs You may type directly into the text fields and save and or print the form If you have any issues saving your text to the form try printing to pdf Alternately forms may be printed and completed by hand Major and Concentration Worksheets Major in Art History Major in the History and Theory of Architecture Combined Major in Art History and Visual Arts Concentration in Art History Concentration in the History and Theory of Architecture Application Forms Senior Thesis Application Seminar Application Form Transfer Credit Forms Transfer credit forms must be completed by the student and signed by the DUS Please complete the form print and sign

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  • Graduate Program - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    Art History and Archaeology include the PhD program with sequential MA MPhil PhD degrees and two free standing MA Programs the MA in Modern Art Critical Curatorial Studies MODA and the MA in Art History The Department s free standing MA programs lead only to the MA A separate application is required for admission to the PhD program As of fall 2013 the approximate number of students in the PhD program is 140 more than half of whom have completed coursework and are researching and writing their dissertation In spring 2013 the faculty of the department considered about 238 applications for fall 2013 admission to the PhD program and made an offer of admission to about 12 5 All accepted applicants were offered fellowships The number of students in the PhD entering class for fall 2013 is 21 The faculty considered about 90 applications for fall 2013 admission to the Modern Art Critical Curatorial Studies program MODA and made an offer of admission to about 27 The faculty considered about 65 applications for fall 2013 admission to the MA in Art History program and made an offer of admission to about 30 The approximate number of students in all free

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  • MA in Art History - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University
    to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level and for careers in museums galleries foundations auction houses archaeological sites art consulting and art publishing Students may enroll full time or part time For full time students the duration of the program is 2 years Part time students may take up to 4 years to complete the program The program is structured around 2 main axes coursework and the MA thesis All students must take a minimum of 10 courses including the MA Methods Colloquium in their first semester the Practices of Art History Colloquium in their second semester and two sections of the MA Thesis course in their final year The thesis is written under the supervision of a Faculty member specializing in the student s field of study Applicants must indicate the name of the professor they hope to work with and should consult the list of full time Faculty to identify a potential advisor The MA program director accepts advisees in 18th and 19th century European Art At the end of their first year full time students in good academic standing may choose to spend their second year s Fall semester in Paris Students will be enrolled at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne where they will follow a regular full course semester and complete necessary requirements regarding the MA thesis Upon completion of the program students will earn a dual MA degree i e an MA in Art History from Columbia University and an MA in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne While Columbia MA and PhD students may enroll in the same graduate courses recipients of the free standing MA in Art History will be considered for admission to the PhD program only upon submission of a separate PhD application Students

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