AAHD courses that satisfy the fine arts requirement

Which courses in the Department of Art, Art History & Design satisfy the Notre Dame fine arts requirement?

Only courses marked as “Univ. Req.” in the online Schedule of Classes can be used to fulfill a University Requirement.

Additional courses may be reviewed and approved by the Core Curriculum Subcommittee for the Fine Arts. Requests for review and approval should be directed to the Chair of this committee, Professor James Collins in the Department of Film, Theatre and Television (collins@nd.edu). Requests for review are submitted by the home department of the course for courses taught at Notre Dame. Transfer students should work with the relevant deans for Undergraduate Studies in their respective Colleges. Courses taken abroad should be submitted through the Office of International Studies. Prior to taking any course, the student is advised to seek confirmation from her/his advisor that a given course does fulfill the criteria necessary to be considered equivalent to a Notre Dame course.

Students within the Department of Art, Art History & Design should be aware of the following:

  • Only one course (3 credits) in Art History taken in a foreign program may be counted towards fulfilling the major, second major or minor requirement. This course may only be used as an “Option.” If a student participates in a full-year Study Abroad Program (e.g. Angers and Bologna), then up to 6 credits may be counted towards the major. These will normally be considered as “Options.” Exceptions to these rules are: up to two courses (6 credits) from the John Cabot Rome Program may be used to fulfill distribution requirements in “Ancient,” “Medieval,” or “Ren/Baroque.” Also, one ancient course taken in the Athens Program may be used to fulfill the “Ancient” requirement.
  • Regarding credit transfers: no AP credits are accepted; no more than 12 credit hours total may be transferred and used toward the major; a maximum of 6 credits per semester can be taken in programs outside of Notre Dame and applied towards the major.

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