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2016-2017 General Catalog 
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History, M.A.

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(AFAAH) - 30 credit hours

The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree requires a thesis. Thirty hours of credit at the graduate level must be earned, including six hours of credit for thesis research at the 8000 level. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least 12 hours at the 7000 level, excluding thesis research hours.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of nine hours of earned credit in a specified field of study.
  • A minimum distribution requirement of nine hours as follows: at least one course in three out of the following four areas: (1) ancient and medieval art; (2) Renaissance through 18th-century art; (3) 19th through 21st-century art; and (4) non-western art.
  • A reading competency exam in French or German (except in special cases where a student’s thesis topic requires expertise in a language other than French or German, another language may be approved).
  • Completion of a one-hour Methods Colloquium (ARTH 7410 ).

The student must pass a comprehensive written exam on material in the student’s area of concentration and an oral defense of the MA Thesis.

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