Take Art History I online at your own pace

Immerse yourself in art through the ages in this self-paced course. Start right away with a free trial while you confirm which credits may transfer. Access anytime, anywhere from your laptop, tablet or phone.

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Course description

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 and grading

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

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Describe the basics of art history</li><li>Recognize movements that have been significant in art history</li><li>Identify methods used to evaluate artwork</li><li>Characterize the art and architecture from prehistoric times through early Renaissance</li><li>Analyze various works of art according to specific criteria</li><li>Understand the cultural significance of various works of art</li><li>Recognize characteristics or ways to identify art from different regions of the world</li></ul>

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The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.

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