THE HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE MAJOR (Frosh and Transfers by historyman

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									                               THE HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE MAJOR
                                         (Frosh and Transfers, 2008-2009)

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (HAVC) directs its cultural and historical investigation across a wide variety
of representations in the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from masks and mountains to
mass media. The curriculum guides students in acquiring skill in critical thinking about visual culture.

STUDY AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
   • B.A.
   • Concentration in Religion and Visual Culture
   • Undergraduate Minor
   • The Education Abroad Program (EAP) provides the opportunity for study at more than 130 host universities and colleges
     in 35 countries, including Ghana, Japan, China, and Mexico, and serving over 4,500 upper-division students.

HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION
High school students planning to major in history of art and visual culture at UCSC need no specific preparation beyond the
courses required for UC admission. High-school AP art-history courses are not credited toward a HAVC major or minor.
Writing skills, however, are particularly useful to history of art and visual culture majors.

TRANSFER PREPARATION
Transfer students will find it helpful to complete courses that satisfy campus general education requirements before coming to
UCSC. Those planning to major in history of art and visual culture may wish to complete the lower-division requirements for
the major before transfer and are invited to contact an adviser through the department office before entering UCSC.
Transfer credit for some courses taken elsewhere may be applied toward the requirements for the major with the approval of a
faculty adviser. Transfer credit for history of art and visual culture courses is given for up to five courses, two of which may be
upper-division.
Transfer course agreements and articulation between the University of California and California community colleges can be
accessed on the ASSIST web site at: http://www.assist.org.

DECLARING THE MAJOR
Prospective majors must complete two of the lower-division 10-series courses in history of art and visual culture before
declaring the major. All students considering this major should consult with a HAVC faculty adviser as soon as possible.
Students must complete a HAVC worksheet for declaring the major in preparation for a meeting with an adviser to finalize the
Proposed Study Plan Declaration of Major/Minor petition form.

LOWER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR HAVC MAJOR
Five courses, as follows:
    • Three 10-series: 10D, 10E, and either 10F or 10G
    • Two courses selected from the following:
       • additional 10-series courses
       • 80-series courses
       • Visual Practice courses: Art 20–30, 70; Theater Arts 14, 18; SCIC 104 A-B, 106A, 107, 109, 110.
       • Up to two upper-division history of art and visual culture courses may be substituted with prior approval of a faculty
               adviser.
  (Transfer courses - a total of 3 classes accepted)

UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS HAVC MAJOR
Ten courses, as follows:
    • HAVC 100A (recommend taking in the Sophomore year)
    • Courses numbered HAVC 101-149 (4 recommended)
    • Courses numbered HAVC 150 189 (2 required)
    • Courses numbered HAVC 190-191 (2 required, 1 as senior exit requirement)
    • 1 upper-division from another discipline (must be approved by HAVC faculty advisor)
(Transfer courses - a total of 2 classes accepted)
MILESTONES: The upper-division program must include 4 different HAVC faculty, 2 courses of different cultural settings and
two other courses from different historical eras.
LOWER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN RELIGION AND VISUAL CULTURE
Courses 10D, 10E, and either 10F or 10G.
For students with sufficient background, an upper-division history of art and visual culture course may be substituted with prior
approval of a HAVC faculty advisor.

UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONCENTRATION IN RELIGION AND VISUAL CULTURE
Eleven courses, as follows:
    • 7 HAVC upper division courses
      • HAVC 100A (recommend taking in the Sophomore year)
      • Courses numbered HAVC 101-149 (2 recommended)
      • Courses numbered HAVC 150 189 (2 required)
      • Courses numbered HAVC 190-191 (2 required, 1 as senior exit requirement)
    • 4 upper-courses in the study of religion from programs on campus such as anthropology, literature, history, and
      philosophy.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Nine courses, as follows:
    • Lower-division: three courses (10D, 10E, and either 10F or 10G)
    • Upper-division: six courses planned in consultation with a faculty adviser (one history of art and visual culture 80-series
      course may be substituted for one upper-division course).

SOME CAREER OPTIONS
Artist Representation                             Curatorial Work                                Museum exhibition installation
Architecture                                      Exhibition design                              Museum reproduction/retail
Art criticism                                     Freelance Writing                              Print Trade
Art restoration                                   Gallery management                             Publishing
Arts administration                               Historic preservation                          Visual Resource Librarian
Auction management                                Marketing and appraisal of antiques

For further information about the history of art and visual culture major, see the UC Santa Cruz General Catalog 2006-08, or go
to: http://reg.ucsc.edu/catalog/html/programs_courses/havcPS.htm. You can also check the department’s website at:
http://havc.ucsc.edu.
If you have other questions, please contact the undergraduate adviser at:
    Tel: (831) 459-4564
    E-mail: havc@ucsc.edu

LADDER FACULTY AND PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Martin Berger, Ph.D., Yale University: Associate Professor of history of art and visual culture. American studies with interest in painting,
photography, early cinema and literature
Raoul Birnbaum, Ph.D., Columbia University: Professor of history of art and visual culture. Buddhist studies, religion and visual culture in
China
Elisabeth Cameron, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor of history of art and visual culture. Visual cultures of
central Africa, issues of gender, post-colonialism and iconoclasm
Carolyn S. Dean, PhD., University of California, Los Angeles: Associate Professor of history of art and visual culture. Cultural histories of
the native Americas and colonial Latin America
Maria Evangelatou, PhD., Courtauld Institute of Art, London: Assistant Professor of history of art and visual culture. Medieval visual
culture, with emphasis on Byzantium and its periphery; manuscript illumination, Marian cult and iconography; ancient Greek and Roman
visual culture; Islamic visual culture; gender studies.
Jennifer A. González, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz: Associate Professor of history of art and visual culture. Contemporary
theories of visual culture, semiotics, critical museum studies, photography, public and activist art in the U.S.
Donna M. Hunter, Ph.D., Harvard University: Associate Professor of history of art and visual culture. European painting (especially French)
from 1600 to the 1960s; German art and visual culture between the two world wars; art as social practice; portraiture
Stacy Kamehiro, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles: Assistant Professor of history of art and visual culture. Visual cultures of the
Pacific, 19th-century Hawaii; nationalism; cultural syncretism; textiles
Catherine M. Soussloff, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College: Professor of history of art and visual culture. European cultural theory, criticism,
historiography; Early Modern Italian art; history of media; Jewish identity and representation.

We hope you enjoy your stay in UC Santa Cruz and wish you an exciting time with your studies and university life!

								
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