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Art History (Accelerated)

Credits: .5

Exploring history through works of art offers an approach for understanding our global community and is an effective way to review significant events from a visual perspective. From prehistory to the present, artworks will be examined in the context of their era’s dominant ideas, political events, economic factors, and social structure. This approach, guided by the AP Art History model, will examine exemplars of global artistic traditions within specific content areas. Visual literacy, critical assessment, analytical reading, class discussions, and written expression will enable students to decode art, learn from it, and appreciate the extraordinary creativity of artists throughout history. Students will complete a final research paper on the approved topic of their choosing. Meets every other day.

 

Open to Juniors and Seniors.