Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog 
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog

Art History

Professors Koss  (on leave fall 2022-spring 2023) (SC), Anthes (PZ), Gorse (PO)
Associate Professor Jackson (PO)

Assistant Professors Lum (SC), Romero (PO)
Visiting Assistant Professor Hiro (SC)

Pitzer College Art Galleries Director Ennis (PZ)
Pomona College Museum of Art Director Lobis (PO)


The study of art history at The Claremont Colleges explores the development of the visual arts and architecture as a tangible expression of the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Works of art provide insights into the aesthetic and ideological changes taking place within and among cultural groups and provide evidence of social, intellectual, and material developments. With two museum spaces on the Scripps College campus and extensive holdings in American and Asian arts, art history students are encouraged to examine original works and consider how to exhibit them for educational purposes; Scripps courses also regularly incorporate further exploration of works of art and architecture with field trips to museums and galleries in Los Angeles and Pasadena. The Art History Program also includes courses offered at Pitzer and Pomona Colleges. In addition to preparing the art history major for graduate studies in this field, art history courses also provide an excellent background for students seeking careers in teaching, publishing, library or museum work, law, and medicine.

Learning Outcomes of the Program in Art History

Department Goals and/or Objectives

Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish

1. Students gain knowledge of the history and theory of art.
2. Students gain an understanding of art objects across cultures.
3. Students learn how to communicate about art works in both written and oral forms.
4. Students learn research methods in art history.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate

SLO1: Students will demonstrate their theoretical and historical knowledge of art.
SLO2: Students will be able to explain art objects across cultures.
SLO3: Students will be able to communicate about art works in written and oral forms.
SLO4: Students will be able to develop, investigate, and synthesize a research project in art history.