Take Art History II online at your own pace

Journey through the history of art from the Renaissance to today. Take online courses with Sophia and apply college-level credit toward a degree. Save time and money as you progress through your courses at your own pace.

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Course description

Sophia's Art History II course helps you master fundamentals of art history from the Renaissance to modern times. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life. NOTE: Art History I is not a pre-requisite for this course.

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:<br></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 the Renaissance through modern times</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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