Upon your declaration of Art (History) major you will receive a packet of information that contains the following items:
1) Honors in Art History
Important information for art history majors who plan to apply for Honors in Art History. The program spans the three semesters prior to graduation. Students especially need to be aware of deadlines, which begin in early March of their junior year.
2) Policy on Study Abroad
This policy ensures that courses taken through the study abroad programs of other institutions are as academically rigorous and comprehensive as a comparable course offered at or through Davidson College. The policy is as follows:
Art majors may receive up to two credits towards their major for courses taken abroad.
Students will need to submit documentation of work done to the department assistant by September 10th for the previous spring or summer semester's courses, or February 10th for the fall semester's.
Documentation includes the syllabus, class notes, any papers written, projects undertaken, tests, and the final examination.
For a studio class, all two-dimensional work and documentation of three-dimensional work should be submitted.
The material will be evaluated by a committee of either studio or art history faculty, as appropriate, in order to determine whether the work meets department standards.
If in the faculty's opinion the case is borderline, the student will be asked to pass a test to verify her or his competency in the subject matter of the course in question.
REMINDER: The department does not assign credit for graduation. That is the Registrar's responsibility.
3) Course Review for Credit Form
This form is to be submitted with the materials from any course taken at or through another educational institution. Please be sure to complete a different form for each course and attach it to the materials when submitting them for review. At the completion of the review the department will notify you and the Registrar's Office of the outcome, and you will be asked to pick up your submitted course materials.