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Introduction to Art History

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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  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Humanities (GEN ED.)
  • Category: Humanities

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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.


212 Student Reviews
by Carmen R. on March 15, 2018
Very interesting course. Thanks
by Casey H. on March 15, 2018
Great course
by Amoy C. on March 10, 2018
Was a bit challenging but i have manage to pass.
by Judy W. on March 6, 2018
I found the course very interesting and enjoyed it, I did not however enjoy the process that I was faced with in trying to take my final test. I tried three different times to take the final and was told it was technical difficulties. The course itself was very interesting I now look at art in a very different way Thank you
by omayra S. on March 3, 2018
I was never interested in art history. But taking this course made me understand and become interested in art history. It is a long course (too long) but the videos help you understand art history better than reading.Sophia's questions are tricky. But I must say it was a great course. !!!!
by Tresa D. on February 27, 2018
excellent class to make ones self-familiar with the arts! not an easy class, much content to remember.
by Sara T. on February 25, 2018
The course was very easy to navigate, the online instructor video tutorials were amazing, and the content was easy to understand.
by Crystal A. on February 19, 2018
This class is hard! Be prepared to take a lot of notes. After a few units, it all starts to look the same. I did learn a lot, but this is easily the most difficult Sophia class that I have taken so far.


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