Art and Architecture History - Minor

The Minor in Art and Architecture History provides undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary, global, and multicultural approach to understanding visual arts and the built environment. The curriculum emphasizes an awareness of diverse global cultures and historical traditions, an appreciation of context, visual understanding, and critical thinking. The Minor in Art and Architectural History can serve as a complement to several major fields of study and is open to all Texas A&M undergraduates. The structure of the minor encourages students to gain a broad chronological understanding of art and architectural history before advancing to specialized areas of interest. Coursework includes six credit hours at the introductory level (100- and 200-level courses) and nine credit hours in specialized subjects at an advanced level (300- and 400-level courses) for a total of 15 credit hours.

The application form can be found on the Department of Architecture's website. Per university guidelines, the student’s home college/department is responsible for advising students pursuing the Minor in Art and Architecture History.

ARTS 149Art History Survey I3
or ARCH 249   or Survey of World Architecture History I 
ARTS 150Art History Survey II3
or ARCH 250   or Survey of World Architecture History II 
Select nine hours from the following: 1,2,39
Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Archaeology of Ancient Italy
History of Building Technology
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
History of Ancient Architecture
The Role of Sculpture and Painting in Ancient Architecture
Great Medieval Cathedrals
History and Design of Sacred Architecture
Baroque and Rococo Architecture
Aegean Art and Architecture
Special Topics in...
and Special Topics in... (Art and Architectural History)
The Arts of America
The History of Modern Art
The Arts and Civilization
Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Archaeology of Ancient Italy
History of Landscape Architecture
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Coordination with Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED) Degree Plan - For students pursuing the BED degree, upper level coursework for the minor may be applied to general or free electives, but may not be applied to directed electives or any other requirements for BED degree plan.


Coordination with University Studies Architecture (USAR) Degree Plan - Students pursuing the University Studies Architecture degree cannot use a course in the concentration area for the Art and Architectural History Minor or the second minor, and no courses taken within the AAH Minor can count toward the concentration or the second minor. Courses that count toward University Core Curriculum can count for both the AAH minor and that specific core requirement.


Students must complete a minimum of 6 hours in residence at the 300-400 level.