AP ART HISTORY ** Suggested Prerequisite: Success in art and/or social science classes. Open to 11th & 12th grade.
The AP Art History course explores topics such as the nature of art, its uses and meanings, art making, and responses to art. Through investigation of diverse artistic traditions of cultures from prehistory to the present, this course develops an in depth and holistic understanding of the history of art. Students will learn and apply skills of visual, contextual, and comparative analysis, as they investigate works of art and architecture from around the globe.
Skills and Assessment: Students will be able to...
Analyze and answer questions such as: What is art and how is it made? Why and how does art change? How do we describe our thinking about art?
Investigate how humans respond to the world and communicate their experiences through art making.
Develop an understanding of the functions and effects of art, while considering the influential forces of belief, class, gender, ethnicity, patronage, and politics.
Identify works of art and architecture, spanning prehistory to the present.