Wayne Franits, Chair
Suite 308 Bowne Hall
Romita Ray, Undergraduate Director
Suite 308 Bowne Hall
Molly Bourne (Florence), Sally Cornelison, Wayne Franits, Margaret Innes, Samuel Johnson, Matilde Mateo, Jonathan Nelson (Florence), Sean Nelson (Florence), Romita Ray, Sascha Scott, Jane Zaloga (Florence)
The Department of Art and Music Histories offers courses in most major periods of the history of arts and architecture from antiquity to the present. The research and teaching specialties of the art history faculty include Greek art and architecture, Byzantine and medieval art and architecture, early modern European art and architecture, 19th- and 20th-century European art, American and Indigenous art and architecture, South Asian art and architecture, Medievalism, and History of Photography.
Studies in the history of architecture are offered in association with the faculty in the School of Architecture (see program description under “History of Architecture ” in this section of the catalog). Cooperative programs with the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and other divisions of the University provide students with the opportunity to take courses in studio art, and public communications.
Art history majors can apply to an exciting array of internships at the Syracuse University Art Museum, the University’s Special Collections Research Center, and the Everson Museum of Art. Art history majors are strongly encouraged to take a foreign language and to study abroad.
For all Arts and Sciences|Maxwell students, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in this major requires a minimum of 120 credits, 96 of which must be Arts and Sciences|Maxwell credits, completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements, and the requirements for this major that are listed below.
Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.
*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.