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Major or Minor Declaration

How to Declare a History of Art (HART) Major:

Instructions for Major declaration are found here, on the Arts and Science Office of Academic Services Page: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/oas/academicpolicies/declaringamajor/

The Declaration of Major form is linked on this page. To declare a single major, download two copies of the form; for a double-major, download three copies of the form. Fill out the top part of the forms with your name and student ID number, etc. 

Follow the general instructions as listed on the Office of Academic Services link above:

1. Contact Prof. Shaneyfelt, sheri.shaneyfelt@vanderbilt.edu, who will match you with a HART faculty advisor and can answer any initial questions you may have about the major.

 2. Take your major declaration forms to your new HART faculty advisor to obtain his or her signatures on the forms. You will want to contact him or her first to find out his/her office hours; HART faculty contact information is found here: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/historyart/people/faculty.php

 3. Please leave one signed major form with your new advisor, who will deliver it to Prof. Shaneyfelt, or you may leave it in Prof. Shaneyfelt’s mailbox in Cohen 122 (room open Mon-Fri 8-5).

 4. Return one signed major form to the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science, located in 311 Kirkland Hall. For students with a double or triple major, note that the form to be returned to the OAS must have the signature of all major advisers. Importantly, your major or minor will not be recorded with the Registrar until this form is submitted to A&S. 

 How to Declare a History of Art (HART) or History of Architecture (ARCH) Minor:

Instructions for Minor declaration are found here, on the Arts and Science Office of Academic Services Page: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/oas/academicpolicies/declaringaminor/

The Declaration of Minor form is linked on this page. To declare a single minor, download two copies of the form; for a double-minor, download three copies of the form. Fill out the top part of the forms with your name and student ID number, etc.

 1. Take the form(s) to the department office of the subject area(s) in which you wish to minor, where you will be assigned an adviser. For HART, in the Spring 2016 semester, this is Cohen 134, where one of the Visual Resources Staff can assist you with your minor form. HART Minors are usually assigned to Prof. Shaneyfelt by default, or if desired, students can select from among the other HART faculty advisors. The VRC staff is usually available Mon-Fri, 8-5.

 2. Please leave one signed minor form with the VRC Staff in Cohen 134 so that there will be a departmental record of your minor declaration.

 3. Return one signed minor form to the Office of Academic Services for the College of Arts and Science, located in 311 Kirkland Hall. For students with more than one minor, note that the form to be returned to the OAS must have the signature of all minor advisers.  Importantly, your major or minor will not be recorded with the Registrar until this form is submitted to A&S.

 4. If you have any questions about HART Minor requirements, please contact Prof. Shaneyfelt. 


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