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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

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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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65 Student Reviews
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by Amy C. on May 1, 2016
very challenging
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by Candace C. on April 30, 2016
Great course. Erin Aldana is a wonderful instructor.
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by Jessica M. on April 28, 2016
This course was amazing and I learned a great deal from it. Definitely worth taking this course!
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by bonnie m. on April 26, 2016
A lot of information, the open book option for the milestones is essential for this course, as there is so much information about art, artists, and time periods. the most difficult for me was assessing the paintings.
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by amanda w. on April 24, 2016
extensive information, very challenging to cover all areas in this brief time frame.
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by Saundra F. on April 19, 2016
I Love Sophia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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by James C. on April 16, 2016
Pretty clear, i liked all the professors.
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by Joseph S. on April 12, 2016
Some questions on milestones weren't on the videos i watched .
Sophia replied on April 12, 2016

Joseph, We hope you enjoyed the course! Each concept taught in the course is supported by multiple videos, including those with full transcripts. Sophia Learning Coaches are available to review concepts with you, to ensure you are finding the correct instructional material. We hope to see you again in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

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