AP Art History (developed for online delivery)

  • Lesson 1: Prehistoric Art

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Classify types of Prehistoric art and their respective media.
    2. Analyze pictorial conventions employed in Paleolithic and Neolithic art.
    3. Describe the roles of animal and human figures in Paleolithic and Neolithic art.
    4. Categorize the purposes and techniques of monumental architecture during the Neolithic era.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 2: The Ancient Near East

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of ancient Near Eastern art and architecture.
    2. Evaluate the relationship of art, architecture, and religion in the ancient Near East.
    3. Analyze the function of religious and secular art and architecture.
    4. Categorize materials and techniques of ancient Near Eastern art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 3: Ancient Egypt

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of painting and sculpture from the Early Dynastic to New Kingdom periods.
    2. Compare and contrast the differences in New Kingdom painting and sculpture of the Amarna Period with those represented in the established canon.
    3. Contrast characteristics of conceptual representation in Egyptian art against that of optical reality.
    4. Categorize examples of art, monumental art, and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 4 Essay

    Select one of the Lesson 4 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 4 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

  • Lesson 5: The Aegean

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal characteristics of Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean art and architecture.
    2. Analyze the dispersion of ideas, artistic trends, and motifs in Aegean cultures.
    3. Classify examples of Aegean architecture using content-specific vocabulary.
    4. Categorize the materials and techniques used to create prehistoric Aegean art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 6: Ancient Greece

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal characteristics of Geometric, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic period art.
    2. Classify examples of ancient Greek architecture using content-specific vocabulary.
    3. Analyze the changes in representations of the human figure throughout ancient Greek period art.
    4. Categorize the materials and techniques used to create ancient Greek art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 7: The Roman Empire

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of art and architecture from the Roman Empire.
    2. Analyze the forms, materials, and construction techniques of Roman architecture.
    3. Categorize the materials and processes used to create Roman art.
    4. Evaluate historical events and characters that influenced the development of Roman art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 8 Essay

    Select one of the Lesson 8 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 8 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

  • Midterm Exam

  • Lesson 9: Early Medieval Europe

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of early medieval art.
    2. Categorize the materials and techniques employed in early medieval art and architecture.
    3. Analyze the Carolingian Renaissance and its impact on art and architecture.
    4. Evaluate the role monasteries played in the creation, preservation, and dissemination of manuscripts.
    5. Analyze the influence of metalwork on early medieval painting and sculpture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 10: Romanesque Europe

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Romanesque art.
    2. Categorize the regional variations in Romanesque figural arts and architecture.
    3. Analyze the role of art within (and on) Romanesque churches.
    4. Evaluate the role of monastic orders in the creation of Romanesque art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 11: Gothic Europe

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Distinguish regional differences in Gothic art and architecture.
    2. Identify the parts of the plan and elevation of Gothic churches and their functions.
    3. Classify examples of classical influence in works of art and architecture.
    4. Compare and contrast the formal and iconographic characteristics of Early through Late Gothic figural art.
    5. Evaluate the materials and techniques employed in Gothic art and architecture.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 12 Essay

    Select one of the Lesson 12 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 12 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

  • Lesson 13: Italy, 1200–1400

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of fourteenth-century Italian art.
    2. Analyze the role humanism played in fourteenth-century Italian art.
    3. Classify the art and architecture created for monastic orders.
    4. Categorize the material, formal, and technical characteristics of fourteenth-century Italian architecture.
    5. Evaluate the reintroduction of the optical experience in the art of the fourteenth century.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 14: Northern Europe, 1400–1500

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of fifteenth-century Northern European art.
    2. Distinguish between art produced in Flanders, France, Germany, and Spain.
    3. Categorize the artists, materials, and techniques of fifteenth-century Northern European art.
    4. Analyze the influence patrons had on examples of fifteenth-century Northern European art.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 15: Italy, 1400–1500

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

    1. Classify the key aspects of Renaissance art and architectural theory.
    2. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of fifteenth-century Italian art.
    3. Identify artists of fifteenth-century Italian art and architecture.
    4. Analyze the role and influence of patrons and the integration of sacred and secular concerns.
    5. Categorize the materials and techniques of Renaissance painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

    Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

  • Lesson 16 Essay

    Select one of the Lesson 16 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 16 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

  • Final Exam

    • (The “Big Blue Button” chat room is only available afteryour instructor begins the session. The chat portion will be on the right side of the screen; free to resize the window so you can join in the conversation.)

    • Plan to complete your final exam as soon as it arrives at your proctor’s address. It must be postmarked by the due date. See the course calendar for details.

      Be sure to reread the exam matrix for information about what to bring to your chosen exam site.

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      • Lesson 1: Italy, 1500–1600

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Describe the formal and iconographic characteristics of High Renaissance, Venetian, and Mannerist painting and sculpture.
        2. Describe the materials and techniques of Renaissance painting and sculpture.
        3. Explain how the experiments of fifteenth-century art were employed by sixteenth-century artists.
        4. Compare the artistic philosophies of the High Renaissance with the thinking of previous periods of art making.
        5. Discuss the status of artists in Renaissance society.
        6. Describe the architectural achievements of the High Renaissance.
        7. Identify specific examples of sixteenth-century Italian art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 2: Northern Europe and Spain, 1500–1600

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Describe the formal and iconographic characteristics of sixteenth-century art in Northern Europe and Spain.
        2. Explain the influence of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist art in Northern Europe and Spain.
        3. Explain how sixteenth-century Northern European and Spanish art reflects the principles of the Protestant Reformation and those of the Catholic Counter-Reformation.
        4. Describe how patrons employed art and architecture in the sixteenth century.
        5. Discuss the history, processes, and functions of prints in Northern Europe.
        6. Identify specific examples of sixteenth-century northern European and Spanish art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 3: Italy and Spain, 1600–1700

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Describe the formal and iconographic characteristics of seventeenth-century art and architecture as shown in Italy and Spain.
        2. Discuss the significance of social and political events to the production and use of art and architecture in Italy and Spain.
        3. Explain the influence of the Catholic Counter-Reformation on seventeenth-century art and architecture in Italy and Spain.
        4. Explain the significance of the classical tradition in examples of seventeenth-century art and architecture in Italy and Spain.
        5. Analyze the shifting status of artists and architects in the seventeenth century.
        6. Identify specific examples of seventeenth-century Italian and Spanish art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 4: Northern Europe, 1600–1700

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Describe the formal and iconographic characteristics of seventeenth-century art and architecture as shown in Northern Europe.
        2. Discuss the significance of social and political events to the production and use of art and architecture in Northern Europe.
        3. Explain the influence of the Catholic Counter-Reformation on seventeenth-century art and architecture in Northern Europe.
        4. Explain the significance of the classical tradition in examples of seventeenth-century art and architecture in Northern Europe.
        5. Analyze the shifting status of artists and architects in the seventeenth century.
        6. Identify specific examples of seventeenth-century northern European art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 5: Essay

        Select one of the Lesson 5 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 5 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

      • Lesson 6: China and Korea After 1279

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Discuss the impact the Mongol emperors had on the arts of China.
        2. Differentiate Chinese literati painters in the Yuan and Ming dynasties.
        3. Elaborate on foreign influences in Chinese art and architecture.
        4. Describe the impact of Chinese architecture on Korean architecture.
        5. Analyze the importance of gardens to Chinese culture.
        6. Identify specific characteristics and examples of Chinese and Korean art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 7: Japan After 1336

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Discuss the discipline and meditation of Zen and how it influenced Japanese gardens.
        2. Differentiate between and describe schools of painting.
        3. Describe the tea ceremony’s impact on art, architecture, and culture.
        4. Analyze the ways in which folk art and refined rusticity impacted ceramic traditions.
        5. Identify specific influences on, and examples of, Japanese art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 8: Essay

        Select one of the Lesson 8 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 8 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

      • Midterm Exam

        • Plan to complete your midterm exam as soon as it arrives at your proctor’s address. It must be postmarked by the due date. See the course calendar for details.

      • Lesson 9: Europe and America, 1700–1800

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Explain the influence of the Enlightenment on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century art and architecture.
        2. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Rococo, Neoclassicism, and the “natural.”
        3. Discuss how social and political events, including the Industrial Revolution, affected artistic production of the period.
        4. Explain how ideas from contemporary philosophy and literature affected works of art and architecture.
        5. Identify and describe the new materials employed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
        6. Identify specific examples of eighteenth-century European and American art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 10: Europe and America, 1800–1870

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Explain the influence of the Enlightenment on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century art and architecture.
        2. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Romanticism and Realism.
        3. Discuss how social and political events, including the Industrial Revolution, affected artistic production of the period.
        4. Explain how ideas from contemporary philosophy and literature affected works of art and architecture.
        5. Identify and describe the new materials employed in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
        6. Identify specific examples of European and American art from this time period.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 11: Europe and America, 1870–1900

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Define modernism and explain the shared characteristics of the Modernist movements.
        2. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Realism, Symbolism, Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau.
        3. Describe the history of photography and its relationship with other fine arts media.
        4. Explain the philosophies and theories that governed the modernist movements of the later nineteenth century.
        5. Identify the social and historical contexts that affected the production of art and architecture.
        6. Identify specific examples of late nineteenth-century European and American art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 12: Essay

        Select one of the Lesson 12 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 12 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

        • Upon completing your initial draft of your four essays, you should post it to the discussion forum to “workshop” your draft with your classmates. In addition, you are required to provide peer review responses in at least three of the four essay assignments (for a minimum of six peer reviews.) Each peer review is worth 5 points, for a total of 30 points. See the Online Discussion page for more details. Please be sensitive to the other students in this course: Post your rough drafts and peer responses according to the dates on our course calendar.

      • Lesson 13: Africa After 1800

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Describe the artistic forms associated with the practice of ancestor veneration in African cultures.
        2. Describe and analyze Kongo power images, sculptural figures of the Dogon and Baule, and the carvings of Olowe of Ise.
        3. Explain the traditions associated with costumes and masquerades in African cultures.
        4. Discuss the art and ritual associated with the Igbo mbari house.
        5. Describe the art of body adornment and symbolism associated with the art.
        6. Identify specific traditions and artifacts from African culture.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 14: Europe and America, 1900–1945

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, Surrealism, Constructivism, Suprematism, De Stijl, the International Style, Art Deco, Regionalism, and Mexican Muralism.
        2. Discuss abstraction and the principles of Cubism.
        3. Analyze the contributions of the founders of psychoanalysis and the artists and movements affected by psyche and dreams.
        4. Discuss the organic and its impact on Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and on sculpture by Brancusi, Moore, and Calder.
        5. Explain the relationship of politics and art in the early twentieth century.
        6. Identify specific examples of early twentieth-century European and American art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 15: Europe and America After 1945

        Learning Objectives

        After completing this lesson, you should be able to accomplish the following:

        1. Identify the formal and iconographic characteristics of Abstract Expressionism, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop Art, and Superrealism.
        2. Explain the histories and theories of Performance Art, Conceptual Art, Site-Specific and Environmental Art, and postmodernism.
        3. Describe the introduction of new materials in later twentieth-century art.
        4. Discuss the theory of modernist formalism and the reactions against it.
        5. Identify the characteristics of modern and postmodern architecture.
        6. Explain the role of politics and consumer culture in late twentieth-century art.
        7. Identify specific examples of mid–twentieth-century European and American art.

        Source for objectives: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (13th Edition) publisher’s companion Web site.Objectives have been modified for this course.

      • Lesson 16: Essay

        Select one of the Lesson 16 essay prompts, and write a 750-word essay on that topic. Once you have completed your rough draft, post it to the Lesson 16 Essay Discussion Forum for workshopping. After you have revised your essay, submit your final version to your instructor.

      • Final Exam

        • Plan to complete your final exam as soon as it arrives at your proctor’s address. It must be postmarked by the due date. See the course calendar for details.

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