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Art and Archaeology Major, B.A.

ARCHAEOLOGY CONCENTRATION

 

The art and archaeology major with a concentration in archaeology introduces students to the art, artifacts and cultures of the ancient world, as well as the field methods of archaeologists today. Hood students regularly participate in excavations in the U.S. and around the world, most recently at sites in Italy, Turkey, Belize and Bermuda. U.S. sites include battlefields and historical sites in Maryland and Virginia. We also encourage students to seek internship opportunities locally and worldwide, as hands-on experience is vital to future studies and employment in archaeology.

Required courses:
  • ART 220 History of Art I
  • ART 370 Fieldwork in Archaeology or ART 399 Internship in Art and Archaeology
  • ART 399C Archaeology Internship and Fieldwork Colloquium
  • ART 470 Seminar: Topics in Art History
  • INST 312 Archaeology: Cultures, Technologies, Methods and Theories
Two of the following:
  • ARRL 330 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
  • ART 332 Aegean Archaeology
  • ART 340 Art of Prehistory
  • ART 349 Art of Egypt and Mesopotamia
  • ART 350 Classical Art and Archaeology
  • ART 363 Roman Art and Culture
  • ART 469 Advanced Topics in Archaeology

Two of the following; at least one must be outside the Art and Archaeology Department:

  • ART 201 Meaning and Method in Art
  • ART 331 Museums, Sites and Cities
  • ART 355 Asian Art
  • ART 362 Rome and Hollywood
  • ARTS 203 Ceramics
  • ARTS 211 Digital Photography
  • ANTH 201 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 302 Cultural Anthropology
  • CL 202 Mythology
  • CL 302 Classical Mythology
  • HIST 365 The Ancient Near East and Greece
  • HIST 366 Ancient Rome
  • PLRL 205 Classical Religion and Philosophy

ART EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (PRE K-12)

Students who wish to teach art at the preK-12 level should plan to major in Art and Archaeology with an Art Education Concentration. Students in this concentration receive a strong training in traditional studio media, including design, drawing, painting, photography, ceramics and printmaking; as well as in digital media and art history. Students who successfully complete this concentration will receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation, as well as reciprocity for teaching in certain other states.

The Art Education concentration provides for the development of broad-based knowledge and skills in the studio arts insuring that students will be thoroughly prepared to teach courses in design, drawing and painting, and in their choice of two additional media: painting, photography, ceramics or printmaking. The required course in photography and digital arts will introduce students to the uses of technology in the arts. Three courses in art history and an upper-level course in art history or archaeology will provide students with a solid grounding in the history and cultural contexts of the visual arts. An internship (i.e., a student teaching semester) will culminate teacher preparation.

Foundation courses (18 credits)
  • ARTS 101 Design (4 credits)
  • ARTS 123 Drawing I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 224 Drawing II (3 credits)
  • ART 220 History of Art I (4 credits)
  • ART 221 History of Art II (4 credits)
Second level courses (15 credits)
  • ARTS 203 Ceramics I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 211 Digital Photography (3 credits) or ARTS 214 Darkroom Photography (3 credits)
  • ARTS 226 Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ARTS 234 Relief Printmaking I (3 credits) or ARTS 235 Monotype Printmaking I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 237 Painting I (3 credits)
Upper-level requirements (13 credits)
  • ARTS 338 Painting II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 311 Photography II or ARTS 303 Ceramics II or ARTS 314 Relief Printmaking II or ARTS 315 Monotype Printmaking II or ARTS 322 Photojournalism (3 credits)

 An additional 300 level course in any medium (3 credits)       

 An additional 300 level course in art history (4 credits)       

Education Program Prerequisites

The EDUC 204 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society course in the prerequisite portion of the Art Education Program prepares students for the professional sequences in Phases I, II and III. Along with this prerequisite course, students must complete one half day per week of field experience in a designated professional development school. While completing the prerequisite course, students must obtain Maryland’s minimum passing score on PRAXIS I.

  • EDUC 204 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • EDUC 223 Child Development (3 credits)
  • EDUC 308 Psychological Foundations of Education (4 credits)

Post Baccalaureate teacher certification candidates must pass Praxis I or MSDE accepted equivalent (e.g., SAT, ACT) as a prerequisite for admission into EDUC 204 and EDUC 223.

NOTE: Prior to enrolling in EDUC 204, the student must have a conference with the coordinator of secondary education.

Phase I:  

Entry into Phase I is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of prerequisite courses, (2) successful performance in the prerequisite field experiences, (3) meeting Maryland’s minimum passing score on PRAXIS I tests or MSDE acceptable equivalent (e.g., SAT, ACT), (4) submission of the Phase I Application, and (5) receiving a satisfactory overall recommendation from the Secondary Education Council. The courses in Phase I are prerequisites for all methods courses in Phase II and Phase III. Along with these Phase I courses, art education interns must complete the equivalent of one-half day per week each semester of field experiences in a designated professional development school (PDS). By the end of Phase I, art education interns must earn the score of “Proficient” or higher on their entry folio, submitted through their Chalk and Wire account and submit a Phase II Application. Students may not enroll in the following courses until official acceptance into Phase I has been received. 

  • EDUC 409 Secondary Reading in the Content Area: Part I (4 credits)
  • EDUC 412 Secondary Reading in the Content Area: Part II (3 credits)
  • EDUC 413 Secondary Instruction (2 credits)
  • EDUC 445 Secondary Instructional Assessment (2 credits)
Phase II:

Entry into Phase II is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of Phase I courses, (2) successful performance in Phase I field experiences, (3) an overall G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, (4) a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher in all education courses completed and no grade lower than a “C”), (5) a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher in all courses completed in the content major (with no grade lower than a “C”), (6) a score of “Proficient” or higher on the entry folio, (7) satisfactory recommendation from the content major department, (8) submission of the Phase II Application, and (9) an overall satisfactory recommendation from the Secondary Education Council. Along with the courses in Phase II, the art education candidate must complete the equivalent of one and one-half days per week each semester of field experience in a designated PDS. Art education candidates may not enroll in the following courses until officially accepted into Phase II:

  • EDUC 400 Seminar on Classroom Management (1 credit)
  • EDUC 411 Educational Methods in Student’s Teaching Field (3 credits)
  • EDUC 469 Inclusion and Instruction (3 credits)
Phase III:

Entry into Phase III is contingent upon (1) the successful completion of Phase II courses, (2) successful performance in Phase II internship, (3) an overall G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, (4) a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher in all education courses completed and no grade lower than a “C”), (5) a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher in all courses completed in the content area (with no grade lower than a “C”), and (6) a satisfactory recommendation from the Secondary Education Council. The art education teaching intern will be engaged in a full-time teaching internship in a designated PDS. Toward the end of Phase III and in partial fulfillment of program requirements, the art education intern submits the exit folio, which must meet the rating score of “Proficient” or higher. Completion of Phase III and the certification program is contingent upon meeting Maryland's minimum passing scores on the PRAXIS II tests. Art education interns may not enroll in the following courses until official acceptance into Phase III:

  • EDUC 401 Seminar on Becoming a Teacher (4 credits)
  • EDUC 419 Teaching Internship (8 credits)

ART HISTORY CONCENTRATION

The art and archaeology major with art history concentration introduces students to significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture, and helps them develop creativity, critical judgment and historical awareness. The major stresses art history, which places works of art in their historical, cultural and artistic contexts. It also offers the student experience in the concepts, methods and materials of archaeology and the history of film. Studio art, providing direct experience with design, drawing, painting and other media, enriches the student’s understanding of the creative process and is also an important component of the curriculum.

For art majors, Hood’s location near Washington, D.C., and Baltimore is especially valuable. Field trips to the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, the Walters Art Gallery and other collections allow students to study major works of art firsthand. Internships are available with most of these museums and with advertising agencies, design studios and cultural institutions such as the Library of Congress and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In Hood’s Hodson Art Gallery, students may participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions by serving as gallery assistants in ART 300.

The concentration offers students a broad perspective on themes fundamental to the humanities. It also prepares students to pursue careers in museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, and provides a basis for graduate work in art history, museum studies, conservation, archaeology and other fields. Students are encouraged to take related courses in history, literature, foreign languages, music, religion and philosophy. Those who plan to earn an advanced degree in art history or archaeology should take French or German in preparation for graduate school. The department strongly suggests that majors spend a semester or year abroad.

Requirements for the Major

The art and archaeology major with art history concentration requires a minimum of 35 credits in art. The following are required:

  • ART 220 History of Art I
  • ART 221 History of Art II
  • ART 470 Seminar: Topics in Art History
  • ARTS 101 Design I

One additional course in studio art (ARTS)

Four additional courses in art history (ART) at the 300 level or above, except ART 300, 335, 370 and 399.

While the major emphasizes art history, studio art supports and contributes to the curriculum. Hood offers courses in design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and ceramic arts.Visiting artists offer courses and frequently visit classes to enrich student learning experiences.Course work in studio art, as well as in art history and chemistry, is also essential for students considering a career in conservation.

STUDIO ART CONCENTRATION

The studio art concentration provides academic preparation for students planning to pursue professional careers in the visual arts, teaching, community art programs, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. The study of studio art is important for students interested in art therapy. Students planning careers in art therapy should take a minimum of 15 credits in studio art and 15 credits in psychology in preparation for graduate school. Students will gain broad-based knowledge and skills in design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and ceramic art. A major in studio arts will provide educational opportunities to develop an understanding of movements and concepts in art, the ability to analyze formal design issues and apply accurate terminology to that analysis, the ability to express personal visual aesthetics inherent in a body of work, the ability to communicate their aesthetic intentions verbally and in written form, and the skills to create a body of work and present an exhibition to the public. The studio art concentration provides educational opportunities that both strengthen the analytical and creative thinking skills needed for diverse careers and give students experience in personal aesthetic expression.

Requirements for the Major

The art and archaeology major with studio art concentration requires a minimum of 37 credits in art.

The following are required:

  • ARTS 101 Design (4 credits)
  • ARTS 123 Drawing I (3 credits)
  • ART 220 History of Art I (4 credits)
  • ART 221 History of Art II (4 credits)
  • ART 300 Galley Management (2 credits)
  • ART 361 20th Century Art (4 credits)
  • ARTS 469 The Business of Art (1 credit)
  • ARTS 470 Seminar in Studio Art (3 credits)

In addition, students are required to complete:

9 credits in one medium, including two 300-level courses, from the following selection of studio art courses:

  • ARTS 203 Ceramics I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 211 Digital Photography (3 credits) or ARTS 214 Darkroom Photography (3 credits)
  • ARTS 224 Drawing II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 226 Digital Arts (3 credits)
  • ARTS 234 Relief Printmaking I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 235 Monotype Printmaking I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 237 Painting I (3 credits)
  • ARTS 303 Ceramic Wheel (3 credits)
  • ARTS 304 Ceramics: Sculpture/Handbuilding (3 credits)
  • ARTS 311 Photography II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 312 Photography III (3 credits)
  • ARTS 314 Relief Printmaking II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 315 Monotype Printmaking II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 316 Selected Topics in Studio Art (3 credits)
  • ARTS 322 Photojournalism (3 credits)
  • ARTS 324 Drawing III (3 credits)
  • ARTS 334 Advanced Printmaking (3 credits)
  • ARTS 338 Painting II (3 credits)
  • ARTS 339 Painting III (3 credits)
  • ARTS 343 Intermediate Wheel (3 credits)
  • ARTS 344 Drawing IV (3 credits)
  • ARTS 345 Ceramic Sculpture (3 credits)
  • ARTS 375 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

One additional 3-credit studio course (ARTS) outside the focus area