SJC Long Island Art History Minor

SJC Long Island Art History Minor

Art history and theory helps students cultivate an understanding of the origins and practices of artists pertaining to geography, culture and time.

All art history courses fulfill the Liberal Arts credit and Human Expression credit of the core curriculum. Many courses also fulfill core credit in Global Perspectives and/or Diversity, Writing Intensive and Experiential Integrated Learning Areas.

Art history courses survey the history of painting, sculpture and architecture from the prehistoric period to the present. Students study works as individual pieces of art, identifying specific formal qualities, as well as expressions of broader artistic, social, philosophical and political concerns. They learn to formally and contextually identify  and analyze various artworks, in addition to completing a signature assignment in accordance with experiential visits to major New York City visual arts museums. Art history courses with Global Studies travel components are also offered regularly.