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Courses Open to Non-Majors

Many lower- and upper-division courses in the Department of Art and Art History are open for enrollment by Non-Majors. Some previous experience in the course subject will be necessary for Non-Majors to be successful in upper-division courses, so it’s advised that you first complete a lower-division introductory course.

Spring 2018 Courses

Art History

Non-Majors may self-register for Art History courses (no special enrollment process necessary).

  • ARH 301 — Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • ARH 302 — Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art
  • ARH 303 — Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art
  • All upper-division Art History courses except ARH 321, 375, 376, and 379H

Studio Art

  • ART 352C — Painting for Non-Majors (Non-Majors may self-register)
  • ART 352D — Drawing for Non-Majors (Non-Majors may self-register)
  • ART 352E — Figure Drawing for Non-Majors (Non-Majors may self-register)
  • ART 352F — Print for Non-Majors (Non-Majors may self-register)
  • Some major-restricted Studio Art courses, with instructor consent and advisor enrollment (see instructions below)

Instructions for Enrolling in Major‑Restricted Courses

During the specific times listed below, students must visit the department’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor in person to possibly be added to a major-restricted course.

For fall/spring courses:

  • On the last day of registration in access period #1
  • During the first four class days of the semester in which the course is being offered

For summer courses:

  • On the last day of registration in access period #1
  • During the first two class days of the session in which the course is being offered

Things to Know

  • Even if you have instructor consent, the advisor might not be able to add a Non-Major to a major-restricted course.

  • If you see a course listed as “open/restricted” on the course schedule, the advisor still might not be able to add a Non-Major to the class if there are only a few seats open. Those seats might be needed as options for current majors who adjust their schedules, or for newly admitted external- or internal-transfer students.

  • There is no waitlist for Non-Majors in major-restricted courses.

  • Registration assistance for enrolling in any of the major-restricted AAH Core courses (ART 301C, ART 302C, ART 303C) is only offered during the first four class days, not on the last day of registration in access period #1.

  • During the 5th–12th class days of a fall/spring semester or the 3rd-4th class days of a summer session, any student “late adding” a course in this department must send the academic advisor an email containing professor consent and also stop by the office in person to be added to the course.