Jordan College of the Arts

Art History


The Art History minor encourages creative and critical thinking through visual analysis. Open to any student whose primary major is not Art, this minor offers 21 credit hours of study focusing on art’s past and present within its various contexts, such as political, sociological, and cultural, as well as the frameworks provided by artistic practice and critical discourse.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • PCA202-ART, Introduction to Art History
  • ART312, Design: History and Theatre
  • ART315, Postmodernism in the Arts
  • ART316, Modernism in the Arts
  • ART317, American Art and Visual Culture
  • ART320, Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Art (1960 to present)

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.