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The Undergraduate Writing Program

Art Humanities

Masterpieces of Western Art

Art Humanities, technically known as Humanities UN1121: Masterpieces of Western Art, has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. Classes are limited to 22 students; they are discussion-based and make extensive use of New York City through field trips to museums, buildings, and monuments.