Fall 2015 – Summer 2016
In the field of Art History, the Department offers comprehensive programs of courses and seminars on the history of the visual arts, material culture, and architecture from antiquity to the present, focusing primarily on Europe and North America. The works of art and architecture are discussed within their cultural, political, historical, religious, philosophical, and social context.
Major and minor concentrations, honours, joint honours component, and graduate programs are available in Art History. For the most up-to-date information on Department requirements and detailed course descriptions, please visit our Department's website, or consult an appropriate undergraduate adviser through:
The Department offers a minor concentration in the field of Communication Studies, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. program at the graduate level as described under Faculties & Schools > Faculty of Arts > Graduate.
All new students entering the Art History and Communication Studies undergraduate programs are required to attend an information session prior to registration. The orientation, or Departmental Advising Fair, will take place on the first business day following "Discover McGill" in late August/early September.
At the Advising Fair, the Academic Adviser will explain the requirements of the Department's programs. Incoming students will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on how to plan their courses. Afterwards, students may meet individually with an adviser regarding registration. Students may sign up for advising appointments after the Departmental Advising Fair.
|Director of Graduate Programs in Art History and Communication Studies|
|Director of Undergraduate Programs in Art History|
|Director of Undergraduate Programs in Communication Studies|
|John M. Fossey; B.A.(Birm.), Des L.(Lyon II), F.S.A., R.P.A., F.R.S.C.|
|George Szanto; B.A.(Dart.), Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|Marc Raboy; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Christine Ross; M.A.(C'dia), Ph.D.(Paris I)|
|Will Straw; B.A.(Car.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Darin Barney; B.A., M.A.(S. Fraser), Ph.D.(Tor.)|
|Jennifer Burman; B.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(York)|
|Gabriella Coleman; B.A.(Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Cecily Hilsdale; B.F.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Charmaine Nelson; B.F.A., M.A.(C'dia), Ph.D.(Manc.)|
|Carrie Rentschler; B.A.(Minn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)|
|Jonathan Sterne; B.A.(Minn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)|
|Angela Vanhaelen; B.A.(W. Ont.), M.A., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)|
|Chriscinda Henry; B.A.(Colo.), M.A.(Col.), Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Mary Hunter; B.A.(Qu.), M.A., Ph.D.(Lond.)|
|Matthew C. Hunter; B.A.(Reed), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)|
|Becky Lentz; B.A.(Arkansas), M.A.(Ill.), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin)|
|Jeffrey Moser; B.A.(Calif., Berk.), M.A.(Taiwan), Ph.D.(Harv.)|
|Cornelius Borck; M.A., M.D.(Free Univ., Berlin), Ph.D.(Lond.)|
|Johanne Lamoureux; B.A., M.A.(Montr.), Ph.D.(EHESS, Paris)|
|Charles Levin; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(C’dia)|
|Bronwen Wilson; B.A., M.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(N’western)|
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Art History.
For more information, see Minor Concentration Art History (18 credits).
The Minor Concentration Communication Studies provides undergraduate students with a critical understanding of the role that communications media and communication technologies play in a society. It offers students intellectually challenging and innovative instruction in key traditions of Communications and Media Studies and new theoretical and methodological ...
For more information, see Minor Concentration Communication Studies (18 credits).
For more information, see Major Concentration Art History (36 credits).
Students are encouraged to apply for this program after their first year of study at the University and after completion of no less than 12 credits in Art History. Admission is on a competitive basis. While the Faculty of Arts regulations require a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for Honours programs, the Department requires in addition a program GPA of 3.30 for admission ...
For more information, see Honours Art History (60 credits).
Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". Prior to registering for each Joint Honours component, students should consult an adviser in each department ...
For more information, see Joint Honours Component Art History (36 credits).