AP® ART HISTORY
Students in Art History and AP® Art History examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from diverse cultures spanning 27,000 years. By investigating an image set of 250 works, students develop an historic and cultural context for art history from a global perspective. Influences such as patronage, politics, class, belief systems, gender, ethnicity, and cross-cultural interactions inform students’ analysis of the style and content of art. Emphasis is placed on the language of art history and the empathetic connection between art history and the world. Students experience, research, discuss, and write about art, artists, and art making. Students will develop the vocabulary to express their thoughts and feelings about art. By the end of the class, students are able to express their voices through a position-based essay. Students choosing the AP® class are expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam in the spring.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of high school history
Approved by: the College Board and NCAA
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
”I love this course and it has taught me a great deal about art and the impact it has on the world. Ms. Wilke is a wonderful teacher and I feel so lucky to be taught by her."
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Art History Teacher
BA Middlebury College
MA Rhode Island School of Design
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