Advanced Placement Art History (05990730)

Advanced Placement Art History (05990730)


1.0 Credit; Weighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Art history is a humanities course which explores history, culture and civilization through art. It’s a course for students who want to understand art and its historical context. Students will examine the major forms of visual art expression from early man to the present and from a variety of cultures. Students learn how society has influenced art, and how art has influenced our understanding of history. Psychology, religion, and economics are explored in relation to history and art. This is a good course for students who plan to travel in the future, as it provides an understanding of art and culture around the world. Students electing this course may receive college credit or placement in the humanities by taking the Advanced Placement Art History exam. There is no prerequisite for this course, but students should be prepared to read and write at a college level. This is an academic course, not a studio course and requires no artistic ability.