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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Art History and Visual Culture Minor


This minor can be declared through the department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies .

The Art History and Visual Culture Minor prepares cadets for a world where the proliferation of images--in new media as well as in traditional forms--demands a critical engagement with the visual environment. Cadets following this track will improve their visual literacy through courses that stress close looking and critical thinking. Each of the classes in the minor highlights the importance of dynamic communication, asking Cadets to prepare multimedia presentations and produce analytical writing. In addition to helping them develop such important skills, the focus on art objects, artists, and theoretical perspectives provides Cadets with robust exposure to art's traditional role as a force that shapes and reflects broad cultural phenomena.

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When appropriate, other courses may be substituted, e.g., ERH 230 - Artistic Responses to Social and Political Issues , ERH 421 - One Text , and ERH 422 - Major Figures . A notation will be included on the course schedule so that cadets are aware of this possibility.