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Art History 1,2 AP (HP) (0381, 0382)


Grade Range:
 11–12
 Prerequisites:
 Grade of B or better in English 1,2 and/or recommendation of teacher or counselor
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Visual and Performing Arts; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 f - Visual and Performing Arts
Course Description:
 This course is designed to prepare students for the AP examination for college credit. Through slide-illustrated lectures, field trips, discussions, and participation in special projects, students will explore the themes that have impelled artists to be creative. The course will present a historical as well as an analytical approach to visual art and its place in Western and non-Western civilizations through an in-depth, discipline-based approach.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Kleiner et al., Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 13th ed., Holt McDougal, 2009.
SDUSD VAPA Core Learnings, 2005.