Faculty of Arts & Science

Current Undergraduate Courses

The Faculty of Arts & Science Timetable lists the current Art History courses that are being offered. For a complete list of Art History undergraduate courses, see our Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Calendar entry. Please keep in mind that not all courses listed in the Calendar are offered in a given year.

Faculty of Arts & Science Timetable

Faculty of Arts & Science Academic Calendar

Academics & Registration 

Course Materials

The majority of courses in the Art History program use Quercus to generate web material including syllabi, lecture slides, and handouts. Log in using your UTORid and password. Please consult with your course instructor if you have questions about how the course material will be delivered.


Online Learning

Special Topics Courses

The Department of Art History offers several special courses, which vary from year to year. Special topics courses are developed to cover emerging issues or specialized content not represented in the main curriculum. For course descriptions and other information please visit the Special Topics Courses webpage.

Studying Online

Independent Study Courses at the 400 Level

Eligible students may undertake an independent study course under the supervision of a Department of Art History (St. George Campus) faculty member. To apply for an independent study course, complete and submit the FAH Independent Study Application Form to the Director of Undergraduate Studies before the usual course enrolment deadline (early September for F and Y courses; early January for S courses.) If approved, the Undergraduate Office will enrol you in the course on ACORN.

Le Anh Chau Tran, a third-year arts management student, studied features of a manuscript from a Dutch prayer book

Internship Courses

Internships allow students to learn about the practice of art history through first-hand experience in an art museum, commercial gallery, art publication, or educational institution. In order for the internship to receive credit, students will need to have the semester project approved before the start of the semester. To learn more about art history internship courses (FAH481H1 and FAH481Y1) and how to register, please visit the Experiential Learning and Internships webpage.

View down St. George Street

Related Courses Offered Outside the Department

Majors may count up to 1.0 FCE–and Specialists up to 2.0 FCE–from the FAH Course Groups listings to satisfy degree requirements for FAH courses. Please visit the Related Disciplines and Courses webpage for more information about courses offered outside the department.

Bodleian Library in Oxford, England

Summer Abroad Programs

Studying original works of art and architecture is a key component in the history of art. The Department of Art History offers, through Woodsworth College, courses abroad on a regular basis and encourages students to consider enrolling in these. Courses are offered on a rotating basis; please consult Woodsworth College’s Summer Abroad website and the registration handbook for information on specific courses offered in any given year.

The 2015 Palaikastro Team

Study Elsewhere Programs

In addition to the FAH courses offered abroad every summer, it is normally possible for students who have completed approximately 10 courses (in all departments) to continue their studies abroad for one year. Such students should be pursuing a Specialist or Major program. Application forms are available from the college registrars’ offices. Applicants must obtain approval of the Departmental Adviser for Study Elsewhere on their forms, and submit them to the Office of the Faculty Registrar, Sidney Smith Hall, Room 1006. Consult the Centre for International Experience website for more information.