art history

See visual and media arts for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Art Since 1500 FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 6
Ceramic Art Practices: Exploring the Role of the Object SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Cityscapes SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Experimental Photography: An Introduction FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Furniture Design I SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Greece and Italy: An Artistic and Literary Odyssey SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Images of Japan: Arts, Literature, and Cinema FR-SR
  • Spring
12, 16
Mediaworks: Signifying Power and Difference on Screen(s) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Photography: Summerwork FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Rivers of Clay SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Seeing What's There: Art and the Biology of Vision FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Speaking Truth in 20th- and 21st-Century Indigenous Arts: Legacy, Defiance, and Agency FR-SO
  • Winter
16
Studio Projects: Outside the Lines FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Studio, Archive, Field: Advanced Projects in Media and Visual Art JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
Survival of Indigenous Art FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
Tears of Duk'Wibahl: Exploration of Customary and Contemporary Indigenous Arts FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12
The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript FR-SR
  • Summer
2
Therapy Through the Arts (daytime) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Therapy Through the Arts (evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Adornment: Tradition, Innovation, and Power FR-SO
  • Fall
16
China and Japan: Traditional and Contemporary "Silk Roads" FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
European Ethnobotany in Historical Context FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Repair: The Art of Sustainability and Social Practice JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Printmaking SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
0
Studio Projects: Land and Sky FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Studio, Archive, Field: Advanced Projects in Media and Visual Art JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
The Burden of Representation: Photography and What We Show SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Tradition and Innovation in Indigenous North American Fiber Arts FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Undergraduate Research and Projects in Critical and Creative Practices SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4