University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Art History Minor

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The study of art history (fine arts) at Pitt-Johnstown is deeply embedded in the ideals of a liberal arts education. It is particularly relevant in today’s increasingly visual world. Students learn to observe, analyze, and effectively articulate how people communicate ideas across different mediums.

Art history provides students with insight into human history, religion, philosophy, politics, and many other areas of inquiry.

Learning how to recognize, order, and interpret facts is a critical skill that can be applied to many fields, professions, and settings, including museums, law, libraries and archives, government agencies, publishing, engineering, and teaching. 

Valerie Grash, PhD, Department Chair
233-A Biddle Hall
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