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HS AP Art History

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Anna Lindsey Garner

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description:

The Advanced Placement offering in Art History is designed to provide the same benefits to secondary school students as those provided by an introductory college course in art history: an understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts. In the course, students examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from the past and present from a variety of cultures. While visual analysis is the fundamental tool of the art historian, the major emphasis of this course focuses on understanding works in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art. Many colleges and universities offer advanced placement and/or credit to students who have performed successfully on the National AP Art History Examination.

While the course does not assume prior training or seek primarily to identify students who will major in Art History in college, it does require a high degree of commitment to academic work and to the purposes of a program designed to meet college standards. Students who have done well in other courses in the humanities, such as History and Literature, or Studio Art are especially encouraged to enroll. It is hoped that the experiences of students in the practice of Art and in other humanities courses will prove useful in enriching the context of the art history course. (apcentral.collegeboard.com)

AH 201 TEXTBOOK

Required Textbook:

Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th edition (authors Kleiner and Mamiya)

ISBN 0-15-505090-7

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • understanding and gaining knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural contexts
  • examining and critically analyzing major forms of artistic expression from the past and present from a variety of cultures
  • understanding works in context, considering such issues as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of works of art

Course Outline:

Week Lessons & Exams Assigned Readings Due for Grades
1
Looking At and Talking About Art Overview Q Card Set, Essay Questions
2
Prehistoric Art & Ancient Near East Chapters 1 and 2 Introductory Test, Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essay, Image-Based Questions
3 Ancient Near East & Ancient Egypt Chapters 2 and 3
Q Card Sets, Quizzes, Analysis Chart
4 Ancient Egypt & Proto-Greek Art: The Art and Architecture of the Aegean Chapters 3 and 4
Q Cards Set, Quizzes, Essay, Analysis Chart, Venn Diagram, CH 2-3 TEST, Chart
5 Ancient Greece Chapter 5 Vase Assignment, Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essay, Chart
6 Ancient Greece Chapter 5 and Major Essay 1 Prompt Worksheet, Quizzes, Q Card Sets
7 Ancient Greece Chapter 5 Q Card Sets, Quizzes, Charts, Essays, Major Essay 1
8 Japan The Art and Architecture of Japan, Major Essay 2 Prompt CH 4-5 TEST, Quizzes, Q Card Sets
9 Japan The Art and Architecture of Japan Quiz, Major Essay 2
  EXAM 1 NINE WEEKS EXAM PROCTORED EXAM
1 Proto-Roman Art: Etruscan Art and Architecture & Rome Chapters 9 and 10
Q Card Sets, Quizzes, Venn Diagram
2 Rome Chapter 10 Essay, Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Charts, CH 9-10 TEST
3 Early Christian Art & Byzantine Art Chapters 11 and 12 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essay, Worksheet
4 Byzantine Art, The Art of Islam and
Northern European Medieval Art
Chapters 12, 13, and 16 Venn Diagram, Essays, Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Chart
5
Romanesque Art & Gothic Art Chapters 17 and 18 CH 11, 12, 13, 16 TEST, Q Card Sets, Quizzes, Image-Based Questions
6 Gothic Art Chapter 18 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essays, Chart
7 14th Century Italian Art ñ Proto-Renaissance and 15th Century Northern European Art Chapters 19 and 20, Major Essay 1 Prompt Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Chart, CH TEST 17-20
8 Major Essay Project Prompt, Major Essay 2 Prompt Major Essay 1
9 Project & Major Essay   Project, Major Essay 2
  EXAM 2 SEMESTER EXAM PROCTORED EXAM
1 Early Renaissance in 15th Century Italy Chapter 21 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essays, Image-Based Questions
2 High Renaissance in 16th Century Italy, and Mannerism Chapter 22 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Image-Based Questions, Chart
3 High Renaissance in 16th Century Italy, and Mannerism Chapter 22 Q Card Sets, Quizzes, Essays, Venn Diagram
4 High Renaissance in 16th Century Italy, and Mannerism Chapter 22 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, CH 21-22 TEST
5 16th Century Art in Northern Europe and Spain Chapter 23 Project, Quizzes, Q Card Sets
6 Baroque Art: The Counter-Reformation Chapter 24 Quizzes, Q Card Sets, Essay
7 Major Essay & AP Review Major Essay 2 Prompt, AP Reviews Major Essay 2, Questions Choices, Timeline
  EXAM 4 SEMESTER EXAM PROCTORED EXAM
8 AP Review AP Reviews AP Practice Exam
9 AP EXAM   NATIONAL AP EXAM

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Minor Grades 40%
Q cards, chapter questions, vocabulary, short essays, slide-based questions, puzzles, timed quizzes, graphic organizers
Major Grades 40%
Unit tests, major essays written outside of class, projects
Nine Weeks Examinations 20%
Comprehensive examinations
Multiplier 1.045
Report cards reflect this Advanced Placement multiplier due to the rigor of the college level content