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Art History I

Art History I

Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life. Full Description

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Houston Community College
  • 3 semester credits at Houston Community College
  • Houston Community College Equivalency: ARTS 1303 Art History I

Category: Humanities

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Description

Art History I

Course Description
Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

Assessments & 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
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basics of art history
  • Recognize movements that have been significant in art history
  • Identify methods used to evaluate artwork
  • Characterize the art and architecture from prehistoric times through early Renaissance
  • Analyze various works of art according to specific criteria
  • Understand the cultural significance of various works of art
  • Recognize characteristics or ways to identify art from different regions of the world

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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844 Student Reviews
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by Kathryn N. on June 4, 2020
I liked the course, but taking decent notes and using the pdfs available for download didn't help much on the final milestone.
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by Melissa D. on June 4, 2020
This was my first college level Art course ever and it was very thorough, educational, and even fun. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a class. I especially liked the two different tutorial styles (reading vs video teaching), really great for different types of learners. Thanks Sophia!
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by Michael H. on June 4, 2020
Not hard but very time consuming.
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by Kang il H. on June 3, 2020
Hard !!
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by Christina J. on June 3, 2020
loved it
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by Kaylee R. on June 3, 2020
This course consisted of 15 challenges (ranging from approximately 4-6 questions each), 3 milestones, and 1 final milestone. While the challenges were easy to complete, the milestones (approximately 30 questions each) were tough and required you to identify art/architectures and their respective creators/time periods/characteristics, which was fairly time consuming. The challenges, milestones, and final milestone are all open-book so you are given the opportunity to reference your resources with adequate time to spare. Overall, this class was very interesting and informative.
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by Jun Pyo K. on June 3, 2020
Bit confusing but good class
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by Heidi H. on June 3, 2020
A great introduction to Art History. I found the material interesting and presented well.

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