The Art minor is an introduction to the world of fine arts. It promotes the development and implementation of visual literacy by cultivating analytical thinking to examine historical attitudes toward art. In studio courses, students develop technical capabilities as well as a descriptive vocabulary, and concepts and theories that are universal to the study of the humanities. The principles of art criticism, aesthetics, and techniques are foundations that engage independent thought. In conjunction with the importance of success within the humanities, an Art minor offers a strong link to a continuing study of the fine arts and may lead to a career in the arts through an MFA.