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What can I do with an Art History major?
The Art History major prepares those students who plan to apply to graduate school in art history, or pursue any number of other art history related careers (museum work, private and non-profit galleries, art journalism, art law, etc.).
BUT the art history major at Southwestern also prepares students to enter into any profession that requires critical thinking, clear communication skills, and historical awareness. Art history is by its nature broad-based and inclusive, attending not only to the material or visual qualities of particular objects, but striving also to understand how these works connect with the historical and cultural circumstances in which they were created.
To think through these relationships requires students to develop their research and communication skills, to learn and challenge conventional ways of thinking about the world, and to continually reflect on how individual objects, their creators, and their audiences make meaning. In other words, we honor the liberal arts approach of teaching you HOW to think, not what to think, and thus encourage each student to recognize his or her readiness to enter almost any professional sphere.Helpful Links:
SU Art History Segue Page
Visions and Virgins first year seminar course blog
Visions and Virgins SU library page Specialized research guidance
Artstor login screen, for access to course folders, as well as 1 million + images you can use for any class you take at SU
SU Library E Reserves
SU Art Association, campus organization
Study Abroad opportunities through SU Office of Intercultural Learning
Internships, including New York Arts Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialized writing guides:
Art History Paper Writing guide, Skidmore College
Art History Writing Guide, Swarthmore College
Writing About Art, Marjorie Munsterberg, City College of New York
Writing the Art History Paper, Dartmouth College
Need to scan something for a research paper or class presentation?
Email me at email@example.com and we can arrange a good time for me to do it for you, or to show you how to scan a good and properly-sized image yourself.
I can also show you tips and tricks for using ArtStor. They may already have the image you want to use, sometimes in beautiful high resolution. Plus, I can show you how to use impressive 360 degree panoramas!