The Art History major provides the background for a life-long appreciation of art and the intellectual framework for conducting research in art history. The Studio Art major challenges the student to address theory and technique in the making of art. The Art History major explores in chronological sequence the span of Western art within its cultural, philosophical, and historical contexts. Special courses on styles, issues, and individuals in Western and non-Western art give a broad overview of the complexity of artistic expressions. The Studio Art major teaches technical skills, increases aesthetic sensibilities, and advances the student’s individual development primarily in the areas of ceramics, drawing, painting, print media (printmaking, photography, and digital imaging), and sculpture/time-based media (performance and video).