06_Velasquez.jpgMany students begin their study in our department by taking one of our introductory classes, such as The Global History of Art and Architecture. Such courses help students take their first steps in learning how to access the visual and material creations around which human experience has formed, although such classes may be taken at any point.  For a full inventory of classes that are offered in the department please go to the department's page of the University Bulletin.

The Department offers two concentrations:

Those students interested in the diversity of artistic production throughout history and across the world will want to choose a concentration in the History of Art and Architecture. Students can explore a particular time period, a single branch of the field, or a methodology. Students have the freedom to create their own program of study.

The Architecture concentration places greater emphasis on technical training. It allows students to develop a broad understanding of the concepts and methods for the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, and cities.  The concentration connects technical architectural training with the humanities and provides an awareness of global, environmental, social, and economic issues in the built environment. This approach is meant to provide future architects and urban planners with the tools needed in today’s global, urban society.