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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arts Minor

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The minor in Arts enables students to explore art from three distinct yet related approaches: history (contextual analysis of visual, architectural, and aural formats), theory (critical and creative interpretation of texts) and practice (application of techniques and concepts).

Lower Division Minor Requirements [8 units]

  • One lower division GASP course
  • One lower division ARTS course

Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 units]

  • A minimum of four upper division ARTS or GASP courses

Program Learning Outcomes

Students participating in the Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) will be able to:

  1. Describe visual and aural texts in technical and theoretical terms
  2. Become familiar with multiple schools of thoughts in art history/visual studies and/or musicology/ethnomusicology.
  3. Analyze cultural, visual, aural, and spatial procedures within their historical and conceptual contexts.
  4. Integrate theory into creative practices.

The following guidelines pertain to all SSHA minors:

  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a minor in Arts, for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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