BA Art History
- Students will develop the writing competencies used in the discipline of art history: the ability to write both descriptively and analytically about works of visual art in a variety of media, to write critically about theoretical texts, and to write an independent research paper that develops and supports a thesis based on visual analysis and scholarly research.
- Students will be able to locate works of art and visual culture within the context of world art history and articulate the relationship between intended meaning/function and audience response in specific cultural and historical contexts.
- Students will be able to conduct advanced art historical research using the full range of scholarly resources.
- Students will recognize the theoretical concerns of art history and its allied disciplines, and be able to discuss and apply specific theoretical perspectives to a given art historical context and to their own research projects.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 2000-2001, 2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2021-2022
2011-2012 review timeline below:
- Self Study: Spring 2012
- External Review/Site Visit: Spring 2012
- External Reviewers Report Submitted: Spring 2012
- Departmental Response Letters to External Report: Spring 2012
- Long Range Planning Council Response: Spring 2012
- Assessment Committee Response: Fall 2012
- Faculty Academic Response: Summer 2012
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