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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History Minor

Art History Minor Program Information

Department of Art & Design
PO Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: (423) 439-4247
Web Adress:

The minor in Art History provides students with a broad understanding of art history and appreciation of the visual arts within an historical/ cultural context and improves their research skills.  Art History strengthens understanding of the diversity of human cultural endeavors, productively enhancing specific majors at ETSU based on the humanities and supplementing the educational experience of other majors.  On a student’s transcript this minor provides evidence of cultural knowledge and experience in research and writing, enhancing a student’s credentials for graduate school and certain types of employment, including, but not limited to, gallery and museum work, cultural institutions and the tourism industry.

Grades applied to the minor must be “C” or above. Students are encouraged to consult with an art history advisor prior to selecting and registering for classes.  

Advisors for the Art History Minor:

Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay,
Dr. Michael Fowler,

Art History Minor: 22 credits

At least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.

Grades applied to the minor must be “C” or above.

Minor Core: 7 credits

Students must take two of the following three courses:


BFA and BA Studio Art majors may not count courses required of the Art major toward the Art History minor, with the exception of ARTH 2010  and ARTH 2020 .

Minor Electives: 15 credits

Fifteen credits of ARTH 4xxx courses.