AP Art History

  • Course number: T800F (Fall)
  • Grades offered: 10, 11, 12
  • Credits: 0.5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Description: In this Art History course you will acquire the tools to be conversant about any piece of art you encounter for the rest of your life. You will master how to approach a work of art, the vocabulary and analytical methods with which to discuss it, and the knowledge of how it fits into the general sweep of art historical periods and styles. AP Art History is designed as a college-level course and students need to be prepared to keep up with the rigor of the material. Upon completion of the course, it is expected that students take the AP Art History exam.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: This is an online course; however, you will use a textbook for reading. Visual aids in PowerPoint will be used for discussion of material, styles, and works of individual artists. Supplemental readings will be assigned. Assessment is based upon degree of involvement in online discussions, as well as online quizzes, essays, and exams.

Recommended Background for Success: Students who have an interest in art and history will do well. Those who have taken AP European History will have an advantage as you will be applying previous knowledge. The ability to write essays is a critical component of the AP exam.

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