Undergraduate Minors

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For more information about the University's requirements, consult the UCSB General Catalog Link opens in a new window. If you have additional questions, contact the Undergraduate Advisor, arthistory-ug-arthi@ucsb.edu link opens in the default email client.

History of Art & Architecture Minor

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Architecture & Urban History Minor

The Architecture & Urban History Minor is for students who are interested in the history of the built environment and wish to acquire focused training in architectural and urban history. It is designed to provide a solid “pre-professional” education for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture/planning/conservation of the built environment. The Minor encompasses the historical investigation of the full range of the built environment from the interior and building scale to the scale of the city, landscape, and region. It addresses the process of planning and construction as well as the material, social, political, and environmental factors that enable the production of the built environment. Grounded in the analysis of architectural drawings, urban plans, on-site investigation, architectural imaging, archival documents, and theoretical texts, students acquire an understanding of how the representations of the built environment relate to practice and the user’s experience of built space. The objective of the Architecture & Urban History Minor is to focus on the importance of architecture, planning and urban history in the larger current discourse about the environment.

Museum Studies Minor

Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that examines the influential and multifaceted role that museums and related institutions play in society.  The minor is designed for students majoring in disciplines other than Art History, offering them training relevant to career paths at different types of museums—anthropology, archaeology, art, history, science, and technology, among others—and providing them with a formal credential.  The courses that students take guide them in developing an informed and critical perspective on the work done in museums by addressing the history, functions, practices, and ideologies of museums and collections of various kinds through time and across the globe.  What students learn in the classroom is complemented by the practical experience they gain in internships, which allow them to explore museum and related professions firsthand.

Game Studies Minor

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