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Art History I

Art History I

Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Description

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Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 3 Milestone assessments (this are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basics of Art History
  • Recognize movements that have been significant in Art History
  • Identify methods used to evaluate artwork
  • Characterize the art and architecture from prehistoric times through early renaissance
  • Analyze various works of art according to specific criteria
  • Understand the cultural significance of various works of art
  • Recognize characteristics or ways to identify art from different regions of the world

Reviews

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37 Student Reviews
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by Mark T. on December 5, 2018
Very interesting, and a little more challenging for me. That said, I was able to comprehend the material and finish it without issues.
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by VIRGINIA S. on November 30, 2018
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would
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by Stacey G. on November 25, 2018
Excellent Course!! Extremely challenging but I completed
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by Alondra R. on November 22, 2018
I wish there would have been pictures for some of the terms.
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by Aubrey A. on November 19, 2018
Overall, very simple presentation of the course. It was easy to follow and questions were straight forward about the material.
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by Tyler S. on October 29, 2018
easy credits!
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by David H. on October 20, 2018
I really enjoyed this course. It gave me a general overview of art history and a better appreciation for the various forms of art.
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by Rachel M. on October 20, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was easy to navigate. The short lessons made material easy to understand and digest. Please make more art and art history courses!

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