Art History

The undergraduate art history courses at TAMUCC are designed to give the studio art majors a knowledge of broad areas of art that will help them to evolve into practicing artists who can make a contribution to the development of art in the contemporary world.  Advanced courses emphasize Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and Art of the United States and Mexico.

The graduate art history courses at TAMUCC are designed to give the graduate studio art students an opportunity to delve more deeply into specific areas of art history in an intensive manner.  These explorations intend to give them a deeper understanding of art history especially in areas that will have an impact on their studio research.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to view works of art in museums in and outside of Corpus Christi in order to maximize the visual art learning experience.

Undergraduate Offerings 

  • ARTS 1301 – Art & Society   
  • ARTS 1303 – Art History Survey I 
  • ARTS 1304 – Art History Survey II 
  • ARTS 3350 – Art of the United States 
  • ARTS 3352 – Modern Art, 1880 - 1945 
  • ARTS 3353 – Contemporary Art Since 1945 \
  • ARTS 4350 – Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ARTS 4352 – Modern Art of Mexico  
  • ARTS 4354 – Global Currents in Contemporary Art   
  • ARTS 4356 – Contemporary Art Since 1980  
  • ARTS 4390 – Topics in Art History   

Graduate Offerings 

  • ARTS 5191 – Graduate Professional Practices Seminar   
  • ARTS 5392 – Art Theory and Methods  
  • ARTS 5393 – Seminar in Art History-Aesthetics 
  • ARTS 5399 – Gallery and Museum Practices   

Study Abroad

Dr. Carey Rote has the unique opportunity to take students on study abroad programs.
The most recent trips include Florence and Rome.