History of Art and Architecture Requirements

**Please be aware that the requirements for this concentration are in transition. 

To complete the undergraduate concentration, students take a minimum of ten courses. Faculty ask students to cultivate their special interests and also to venture into areas that may not be familiar but will open new and exciting possibilities for them. In addition to their concentration requirements, students are encouraged to take courses at RISD, participate in study abroad programs, and take courses in other Brown departments. 

Relocation of Abu Simbel Temple, Egypt.
HIAA 0770. Architecture & Urbanism of Africa.
Prof. Itohan Osayimwese

  • Five lecture courses numbered between HIAA 0010 and HIAA 0999 distributed among four different historical periods (ancient, medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary) and geographical areas (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe).
  • Three advanced seminar courses numbered between HIAA 1000 and HIAA 1999.
  • Two electives comprised of department courses and courses related to the History of Art and Architecture approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies  A maximum of two courses taken at institutions other than Brown can be imported as electives for concentration credit.
  • The Capstone Project is required.  Normally it must be completed in the senior year.  In rare circumstances, juniors may petition to complete the capstone in their 6th semester. The Capstone Project should be based on an advanced seminar, an independent study, an undergraduate TAship or an UTRA taught by a faculty member in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. 
  • To graduate students must submit a 100-word essay that reflects on the Capstone Project.  This will be submitted through ASK and will be administered by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.


Please refer to the University Bulletin for more detail on Department Requirements.