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Art History and Communication Studies (ARTH & COMS)

Art History and Communication Studies (ARTH & COMS)

Location

Location

  • McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 155
  • 853 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0G5
  • Telephone: 514-398-2850
  • Website: mcgill.ca/ahcs

About Art History and Communication Studies

About Art History and Communication Studies

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:

  • Student Affairs Office
  • McCall MacBain Arts Building, Room 155
  • Telephone: 514-398-2850

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 in Arts Graduate section.

Orientation Session for New Students

Orientation Session for New Students

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.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)

Art History and Communication Studies Faculty

Art History and Communication Studies Faculty

Chair
Mary Hunter
Directors
Cecily Hilsdale – Director, Graduate Programs in Art History and Communication Studies
Angela Vanhaelen – Director, Undergraduate Programs in Art History
Will Straw – Director, Undergraduate Programs in Communication Studies
Emeritus and Retired Professors
David Crowley; B.A.(Johns Hop.), M.Sc.(Penn.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Retired)
John M. Fossey; B.A.(Birm.), D.U.(Lyon 2), F.S.A., R.P.A. (Emeritus)
Marc Raboy; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.) (Emeritus)
Gertrude Robinson (Emeritus)
George Szanto; B.A.(Dart.), Ph.D.(Harv.) (Emeritus)
Professors
Christine Ross; M.A.(C'dia.), Ph.D.(Paris I)
Jonathan Sterne; B.A.(Minn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)
Will Straw; B.A.(Car.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Angela Vanhaelen; B.A.(UWO), M.A., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Associate Professors
Darin Barney; B.A., M.A.(S. Fraser), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Jenny Burman; B.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(York)
Gabriella Coleman; B.A.(Col.), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Chriscinda Henry; B.A.(Colo.), M.A.(Col.), Ph.D.(Chic.)
Cecily Hilsdale; B.F.A.(C'dia), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Jeehee Hong; B.A., M.A.(Yonsei), M.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Mary Hunter; B.A.(Qu.), M.A., Ph.D.(Lond.)
Matthew Hunter; B.A.(Reed), M.A., Ph.D.(Chic.)
Carrie Rentschler; B.A.(Minn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.-Urbana-Champaign)
Assistant Professors
Gloria Bell; B.A.(Qu.), M.A.(Car.), Ph.D.(Br.Col.)
Bobby Benedicto; B.A.(AteneodeManilaU), M.A.(York), Ph.D.(Melb.)
Associate Members
Yuriko Furuhata, Thomas Lamarre, Andrew Piper
Affiliate Member
Robert Graham
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 9, 2021) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Art History (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration in Art History provides an introduction to the study of diverse artistic traditions from ancient to contemporary times. It is expandable to the Major Concentration Art History.

For more information, see Minor Concentration Art History (18 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Communication Studies (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).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Art History (36 credits)

The Major Concentration in Art History concentrates on analysis of forms of visual and material culture from ancient to contemporary times. It provides a grounding in diverse fields and methods of the discipline.

For more information, see Major Concentration Art History (36 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Art History (60 credits)

The Honours Art History program provides in-depth training, with emphasis on art historical methods and research, while allowing students flexibility in choosing courses that match their academic needs and interests. It is designed especially for students who anticipate pursuing graduate studies and careers in art history or related disciplines. ...

For more information, see Honours Art History (54 credits).

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Art History (36 credits)

The Joint Honours Component Art History is a flexible program that emphasizes breadth, depth as well as art historical methods and research. It is designed especially for students who anticipate pursuing graduate studies and careers in art history or related disciplines. ...

For more information, see Joint Honours Component Art History (36 credits).

Faculty of Arts—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
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