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Course Requirements

Before completing the M.A. program, students must be able to demonstrate reading level equivalency in a modern foreign language. This may be accomplished by passing ART 560 (offered by the Department of Art and Design) or by passing the CLEP or FLATS translation exam in a modern foreign (and oral) language.

We accept all oral, modern foreign languages offered by a CLEP or FLATS exam. Sign language (ASL) does not fulfill this requirement. Please contact the Learning Enrichment Center at APU for more information about cost, registering for the CLEP or FLATS exams, and to confirm the language tests offered. The FLATS exam must be taken on the APU campus; the CLEP exam must be taken at a designated testing facility. Please note that students are not allowed to take the CLEP exam in their last semester at APU. The FLATS exam can take up to two months for grading.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester units are required to complete this program. All units of credit offered at Azusa Pacific University are semester units. Courses do not have to be taken in this sequence. See the Course Schedule below for course offerings each term.

Online M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism Requirements36–39 units
ART 550
History of 19th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 555
History of 20th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 565
Methodologies of Art History
3
ART 570
Theories and Practices of Abstraction
3
ART 575
Writing Art Criticism
3
ART 576
The Modern Object
3
ART 577
Visual Culture
3
ART 600
Regional Modernism
3
ART 605
Modernism and the Museum
3
ART 615
Modernism and Religion
3
ART 618
MA Thesis I: Research
3
ART 625
MA Thesis II: Writing
3
Optional elective course:
ART 560
Reading and Translating French*
3

*See prerequisites; units may be transferred in or waived.

Course Schedule

The following schedule indicates which courses are offered each term and in what session.

Fall Term
Fall 1 Session
ART 550
History of 19th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 565
Methodologies of Art History
3
ART 576
The Modern Object
3
ART 618
MA Thesis I: Research
3
Fall 2 Session
ART 555
History of 20th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 570
Theories and Practices of Abstraction
3
ART 575
Writing Art Criticism
3
ART 625
MA Thesis II: Writing
3
Spring Term
Spring 1 Session
ART 576
The Modern Object
3
ART 615
Modernism and Religion
3
ART 618
MA Thesis I: Research
3
Spring 2 Session
ART 575
Writing Art Criticism
3
ART 600
Regional Modernism
3
ART 605
Modernism and the Museum
3
ART 625
MA Thesis II: Writing
3
Summer Term
ART 560
Reading and Translating French
3
ART 577
Visual Culture
3
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.