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ARA611UT: AP ArtH (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015

Major Concepts/Content:

AP Art History is designed as a full year, introductory college level course in art history.

The AP Art History course is a college level course designed to give a chronological survey of architecture, painting, sculpture, and photography of western art history and art beyond the European tradition. The course begins with ancient history and concludes with contemporary art. Specific works of art from throughout the world are introduced so student can gain a deep understanding of the ideas and concepts that unite the art of diverse cultures and time periods.

Comparative analysis of works of art is used to spark class discussion, provide material for written assignments, and to evaluate the student’s ability to grasp the concepts discussed in the classroom. Students are expected to take the AP exam.

The AP Art History course teaches students to understand works of art within their historical context by examining issues such as politics, religion, patronage, gender, function, and ethnicity. The course teaches students to understand works of art through both contextual and visual analysis.

DoDEA AP Art Standards

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of AP Art History, students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of visual art and architecture within a larger context
  • Describe and discuss works of art in a formal manner using appropriate Art vocabulary
  • Identify and categorize works of art from ancient times to present day
  • Develop visual perception, critical thinking, and written analysis
  • Examine and analyze visual traditions between the works of art and recognize connections across cultures
  • Evaluate media, techniques and methods employed by artists in the creative process
  • Compare and contrast recurring themes and their presence throughout the history of art

Course Outline

Ancient through Medieval Art

  • Greece & Rome
  • Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval
  • Romanesque
  • Gothic

Renaissance to Present

  • 14th through 16th Centuries
  • 17th and 18th Centuries
  • 19th Century
  • 20th and 21st Centuries

Beyond European Artistic Traditions

  • Africa (including Egypt), the Americas, Asia, Near East, Oceania and Global Islamic Traditions

Essential Software:


The textbook for AP Art History is:

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History, 14th edition
  • Author: Fred. S. Kleiner
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8400-3078-8
  • Publisher: Cengage

Course Notes: (Unweighted - Did Not Take AP Exam)