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AP Art History (available 2025/26 - alternate years)


Grades: 10, 11 or 12

Subject Area/Course Credit: Social Studies, 1 credit

Prerequisite: B+ or above in History I or B or above in History II or teacher recommendation

AP Art History is designed to be the equivalent of a general Art History course taken during the first year of university in the United States and prepares students to take the AP exam in May. Students study the development of human history by means of examining 250 objects, rather than written documents, from world history. By means of studying art within its historic and cultural contexts students will learn how cultures have responded to various experiences. Students will enter the global art world as active participants as they research, read and write about art, artists, art making and responses to art. Museum visits are an integral part of this course. Students have the opportunity to join a three day museum trip to Paris.