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Introduction to Art History

Sophia's Introduction to Art History course helps you gain mastery of the basic art history elements of the Western world from prehistoric to modern times. 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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This Introduction to Art History Course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Introduction to Art History Course helps you gain mastery of the basic art history elements of the Western world from prehistoric to modern times. In this Course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

In Sophia's Introduction to Art History Course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 18 Challenge assessments and 6 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe Art History.
  • Examine Art from 22,000 BC through 400 AD.
  • Distinguish Art from 401 AD through 1450 AD.
  • Analyze Art from 1451 AD through 1800 AD.
  • Categorize Art from 1801 AD through 1900 AD.
  • Interpret Art from 1901 AD through Present.

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177 Student Reviews
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by Nedra B. on June 23, 2017
This course is so hard. It has so many definitions and painters to remember. i don't feel it was organized either. There should have been a portion in the tutorials of just paintings and architectural designs to help you memorize. It was the GRACE OF GOD that got me through this exam. I passed by one point.
Sophia replied on June 24, 2017

Hi Nedra - Congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, you worked hard to complete this course and earn the college credits. We should note that memorization is not always necessary, as the exams in the course are "open book", allowing you to reference course tutorials during the assessments. We hope to see you in a future course with us. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Lea S. on June 20, 2017
The multiple choice and multi question aspects of this class make it difficult. One "question" might have 5 or 6 answers and if you get one part wrong then your whole question is considered wrong.
Sophia replied on June 20, 2017

Hi Lea— Congratulations on your successful completion! We appreciate your feedback regarding partial credit on questions. If you take a future course with us, please keep in mind that you may reach out to our Learning Coach team during the Challenge assessments. You get three attempts on those questions, so we are here to help you if you get stuck. Congratulations again on completing this course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Crystal W. on June 19, 2017
This course was very boring and hard to get through but i made it. The topic is very time consuming.
Sophia replied on June 19, 2017

Congratulations on your achievement Crystal! Art History is a broad subject, and not everyone's favorite subject matter. You worked hard to complete the course and we thank you for making Sophia a part of your degree program.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Kaitlyn B. on June 10, 2017
This is truly a intro to art history course. It covers at from around the world and from every century.
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by Princess M. on June 10, 2017
This class was very intensive an took a lot of time.To me it was a art and history class together .Not just art history
Sophia replied on June 12, 2017

Hi Princess— Congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, this is a challenging college-level course, so there is a substantial amount of material covered. However, our Learning Coach team is here to assist you along the way if you get stuck on a concept. Congratulations again on earning these credits!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Miguel S. on June 8, 2017
Very unpleasant, difficult, and time-consuming.
Sophia replied on June 8, 2017

Hi Miguel— Congratulations on your successful course completion! This is a challenging college-level course, so there is a substantial amount of material covered, as well as a time commitment required to complete. While we're sorry to hear you did not enjoy the course, you should be proud of earning these credits toward your college degree!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Kenzie H. on May 30, 2017
This was a very nice course. The videos were a new fun way to learn, but I would have also liked a place where I could find the complete written tutorials (All together for that unit and not so split up.). I did really enjoy how they organized things, so there is also a good factor of it being split up, but it would have been nice to have it both ways. Overall, this was a really nice experience and would use Sophia again!
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by Jamese T. on May 27, 2017
Too much information to remember on the final milestone.

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