Faculty of Fine Arts : Department of Art History and Visual Studies

Faculty

In addition to the general Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduation, students taking a BA Honours in Art History and Visual Studies must satisfy the following requirements:
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3 units of AHVS at the 200 level
These 19.5 upper-level units must also include at least 1.5 units of a 400-level seminar other than AHVS 499 and AHVS 498. The seminar is usually to be taken in the fourth year. The seminar may be taken in third year only when approved by the Chair.
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3 units of AHVS at any level
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FA 101, preferably in the first year
Also acceptable are GMST 405 or FRAN 180. For Indigenous languages, a minimum of 4.5 units within a single language is acceptable. In special circumstances, students may request permission to take a translation examination administered by the department.
In addition to the general Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduation, students taking a BA Major in Art History and Visual Studies must satisfy the following requirements:
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3 units of AHVS at the 200 level
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AHVS 498 taken in the 4th year.
These 13.5 upper-level units must include at least 1.5 units of a 400-level seminar other than AHVS 498. AHVS 499 is not open to students in the Major Program. The seminar is usually to be taken in the fourth year. The seminar may be taken in third year only when approved by the Chair.
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FA 101, preferably in the first year.
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3 units of AHVS at the 200 level
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9 units of AHVS at the 300 or 400 level
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7.5 units, of which no more than 3.0 units may be non-AHVS courses, selected from the following: AHVS 264, AHVS 300B, AHVS 300C, AHVS 310A, AHVS 310B, AHVS 310C, AHVS 486A (if not taken as core), AHVS 486B (if not taken as core), AHVS 491B (if not taken as core), AHVS 493 (if not taken as core), course offerings in the AHVS 488 and 489 series, ANTH 240, ANTH 303, ANTH 305, ANTH 393 (when offered as "Communities and Collections"), ART 105, ART 106, ART 141, ART 380, FRAN 325, GMST 489, GRS 395, GRS 495, HSTR 389A, HSTR 489, HSTR 489A, MEDI 451.

At least 9.0 units have to be at the 300 or 400 level.
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Elective courses: 10.5 units selected from AHVS 386, AHVS 488A-Y, 489A-L, 486A, 486B, 487A, 491A, 491B.
Note: We are no longer accepting applications for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Heritage Conservation Planning program. Instead, interested applicants may consider our Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies: <www.continuingstudies.uvic.ca/culture-museums-and-indigenous-studies/topics/heritage-studies>.
An elective course selected from the AHVS 488 A-Y series in consultation with the Academic Adviser.
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