Art History AP

  •  Grades 10, 11, 12

    Art History AP is a chronological survey that provides a general knowledge of art history, which is achieved through lecture, class discussion, and project-oriented experiences. Although the primary purpose of this course is to help students develop a better understanding and appreciation of visual art by exploring its evolution throughout human history, it emphasizes understanding of works in context, considering such issues as geographical, cultural, social, political, and religious factors that strongly influence the making of art. In addition, students will explore different styles and movements in art; increase their skills in observing works of art, analyzing design qualities, interpreting meanings, and making informed decisions about the aesthetic merit and value of works of art.

    The State of Indiana requires students to sit for AP exams in order to qualify for the Academic Honors Diplomas as well as the new Graduation Pathway requirements.  Therefore, any student at Noblesville High School enrolled in a College Board Advanced Placement course will be required to sit for the corresponding exam.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not take the exam.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board and are currently $98 with a $7 administration fee at Noblesville High School.

    Prerequisite: None

    • A Core 40 and AHD course
    • One year course (2 credits)
    • Weighted grade (1 point)
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