One of the three Areas of Knowledge. A certain number of courses in this area must be completed to fulfill the General Education requirement; how many depends on which college or school your major is in.
Courses in this Area focus on the history, interpretation, criticism, and practice of the arts. The requirement is meant to help you develop a personal appreciation of the creative process. Examples of departments that offer such courses include art history, classics, dance, drama, English, music, and foreign languages. Most speech courses also count in this Area.