History of Art

The History of Art Department has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources 

Study Abroad for History of Art Majors (PDF) N/A

Study Abroad Information on the History of Art Website

History of Art Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No. 

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

Students should meet with a Faculty Advisor to discuss whether an abroad course(s) will satisfy a History of Art major requirement.

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

The maximum number of courses from abroad that can be given credit to the major is seven (7), no more than three (3) of which can be upper division. However, no credit for the History of Art major is guaranteed prior to a student's departure.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No. 

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No. 

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Before going abroad, students must propose abroad courses (based on available course descriptions, etc.) to a faculty adviser who will assess the compatibility of each course with the major program. Upon return to campus, students must petition for transfer of credit to the major. Petitions should be based upon a transcript or grade report, course syllabus, reading list, assignment sheets, exams, papers, and any other coursework brought back by students. A faculty adviser will evaluate the course, based upon these materials, for its content and rigor and will determine whether or not the course is commensurate with those taught in the department. Students are advised before departing that they should return with these materials as evidence of coursework completed; if a given course does not appear to have sufficient work to be commensurate with courses in the department, students are encouraged to prepare an additional research paper (which may be in English) while abroad, in consultation with the overseas instructor. Please see a faculty major adviser for details. While petitions for the transfer of credit for lower division major requirements are granted in most cases, petitions to transfer upper division credit must meet higher standards and are not always granted.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

There are no restrictions and students may complete an honors thesis so long as they are able to find a faculty member who is willing to supervise their work (this should usually be arranged prior to studying abroad, and generally the student will have worked with this faculty member prior to having them supervise an honors thesis).

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

No. 

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

No. 

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A. 

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

Students must meet with a Faculty Advisor, well before departure, in order to obtain a signature on the UCEAP academic planning form.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

Yes, holds are placed on all declared majors prior to each enrollment period. The Undergraduate adviser will release academic holds providing that students first reference the online schedule and indicate in an email to the adviser which courses they propose to take in the upcoming semester. Pending approval, the adviser will then release the hold (or suggest alternative courses).

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

In addition to meeting with a Faculty Advisor, students should meet with a Letters & Science College adviser to review their degree requirements and academic progress.

Independent Programs Questionnaire

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No. 

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No. 

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Before going abroad, students must propose abroad courses (based on available course descriptions, etc.) to a faculty adviser who will assess the compatibility of each course with the major program. Upon return to campus, students must petition for transfer of credit to the major. Petitions should be based upon a transcript or grade report, course syllabus, reading list, assignment sheets, exams, papers, and any other coursework brought back by students. A faculty adviser will evaluate the course, based upon these materials, for its content and rigor and will determine whether or not the course is commensurate with those taught in the department. Students are advised before departing that they should return with these materials as evidence of coursework completed; if a given course does not appear to have sufficient work to be commensurate with courses in the department, students are encouraged to prepare an additional research paper (which may be in English) while abroad, in consultation with the overseas instructor. Please see a faculty major adviser for details. While petitions for the transfer of credit for lower division major requirements are granted in most cases, petitions to transfer upper division credit must meet higher standards and are not always granted.