The Art History program is committed to exploring the visual arts as tools for decoding culture among today’s broad and immersive visual world. Students access a deeper understanding of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, performance art, graphic arts, architecture, photography and decorative arts). The Art History faculty members use a diverse range of methodological approaches to help students attain the necessary tools and knowledge to understand our visual world. Courses are offered from ancient to contemporary art history, with specific attention to social history, gender, sexuality and race, post-colonialism, the context of history and politics, and myth and narrative. An art history major is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the arts, but it is equally valuable for those seeking to develop visual, analytical and communication skills.