B.A. in Art History

Georgetown’s Art History Program offers an undergraduate major and minor. Courses at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels focus on a range of historical periods, cultures, and media, as well as methods of study and problems of interpretation and criticism.

The study of art develops visual and critical abilities, and trains students to relate direct observation to historical, political, social, and environmental contexts. This work engages and expands upon students’ experiences in languages, literature, philosophy, theology, and other fields of study. Most art history courses (prefix ARTH) emphasize the study of original works of art in Washington area museums, and many involve intensive research and writing experience.

The current Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History is Professor Ian Bourland (wib@georgetown.edu).