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American Arts minor

This minor provides students with an opportunity to study the American arts in a variety of disciplines, including painting, architecture, film, photography, music, theatre, and the mass media. Courses present American art within the context of the broader current of American life, including its history, philosophy, social, and cultural traditions.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Choose five courses from the following:*
Visual culture
   FNRT-206    Queer Looks
   FNRT-370    American Painting
   FNRT-371    African-American Art
   FNRT-372    American Film of the Studio Era
   FNRT-373    American Film Since the Sixties
   FNRT-374    Art in the Age of the New Deal
   FNRT-377    Imagining Rochester
   FNRT-378    Memory, Memorials, and Monuments
   FNRT-383    Traumatic Images
   FNRT-384    Art of Dying
Performing arts
   FNRT-201    Music in the U.S.
   FNRT-203    American Popular and Rock Music
   FNRT-322    Survey of Jazz
   FNRT-323    Survey of African-American Music
   FNRT-324    Sounds of Protest
   FNRT-325    American Popular Song
   FNRT-327    American Musical Theatre
   ENGL-411    Topics in American Literature
   ENGL-412    American Studies
   ENGL-413    African-American Literature

* Students must take at least one course in each of the three disciplines.