|AP® Art History Section SV|
MA NCES Code:
|10, 11, 12|
|Full Year (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )|
|Access to Adobe Reader, Java, and Quicktime, audio capabilities, access to a printer and digital camera, microphone recording capability preferred but not required.|
|**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.|
|Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:|
|Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor |
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**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.
The study of art production throughout humankind in historic as well as prehistoric times produces a unique perspective of the era under scrutiny. The visual language of human beings speaks more directly and immediately through the age than any other form of human communication.
The function of the art is not only to show life as it is, but to show life as it should be.
“According to the dictionary, something is important if it has ‘much significance or consequence’; to be significant, an activity must be ‘expressive of meaning’; to have consequence it must have ‘an effect or result’...art is important because it expresses meanings and because it creates effects and results.”
-Edmund B. Feldman
Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of historically significant artists, movements, aesthetic theories and practices, ranging from the prehistoric times to the significant contributions in the 21st Century. Art production of all cultures will be studies in relative proportion to their representation on the Art History Advanced Placement Exam. Students will see the development of trends, movements and events in art, how they reflected and affected the times in which they occurred, gaining insight into typically misunderstood topics pertaining to the visual arts. Students will research and write knowledgeably on a number of art history topics, reflecting and synthesizing their own theories on the many works they will see in virtual museums and collections.. They will be expected through carefully structured assignments, to exhibit an extensive scholarship in conjunction with these experiences.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.