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The Minor

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Detail: Aids for the Deaf

Indonesian Clay Dolls

Tapestry by Pieter van Aelst


Detail: Battle between the conquering Mongols and the Muslim population of Iran


Detail: Beyond the Taj


Detail: Eave hanging (ider-ider) with scenes from Butterfly L

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Detail: Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen


Detail: Le Ventre Legislatif


Detail: El Regreso del Canibal Macrobiotico


Forgotten Dream


Detail: Moche Panel Fragment with Four Figur

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Detail: Battle of the Sea Gods

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Detail: The Dream and Lie of Franco


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To Apply for the History of Art Minor

Visit the front desk at the History of Art department (GM08 Goldwin Smith Hall), or click the link below, to request the minor form. Make an appointment to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Alexandridis, by contacting the undergraduate coordinator, Jessica Smith, by phone or email: (607) 255-9861,; bring the minor form and a copy of your transcript.

Requirements for the History of Art Minor

The minor in History of Art consists of no fewer than 20 credit hours, including: (1) five courses at the 2000 and 3000 levels, one of which must be at the 2000 level and two of which must be at the 3000 level or above. These five courses may also include a 4000 level seminar, depending on a student's individual focus. For admission into the minor, students must have earned a grade of B or higher in at least one History of Art course which will be applied to the minor, preferably at the 2000 level. Only courses in which students have earned a grade of B - or higher will be counted toward the minor. No more than two courses from the minor may be double-counted toward a student's major.

Minor Application Form (PDF)