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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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50 Student Reviews
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by Lisa F. on January 13, 2019
This class has a lot of information, but it doable, If I can do everyone can.
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by KRYSTLE S. on January 10, 2019
Very user-friendly. Supper convenient that you can work at your own pace.
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by Tia W. on January 7, 2019
This was a very informative course. The platform was easy to use with adequate resources.
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by Denise D. on January 6, 2019
It was an interesting class. I had to really study as there was a lot of information. Some of the PDF tutorials were incorrect as they were the same as the previous PDF tutorials thereby the needed information for the challenge questions and milestones were not available. Otherwise, great class.
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by Louis B. on January 5, 2019
The instructor did an excellent job in conveying the information regarding this course. I found the course posed a challenge in learning, both constructive and entertaining. Thus, I do recommend this as one of the better courses I have taken.
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by Jason P. on January 2, 2019
Informative course and did not have to deal with proctored final exam which was nice!
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by REBECCA ELLEN T. on December 22, 2018
I had a question that I had correct but it wouldn't count the score. otherwise everything was great!
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by Ciara B. on December 19, 2018
This course is very informational and great if you like art and history!

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