AP Art History

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

AP Art History is an introduction to major works of art and the concepts needed to understand them. AP Art History is designed to be equivalent with a two-semester introductory college-level art history survey course. This course meets guidelines outlined in the College Board’s AP Art History Course and Exam Description and incorporates the most recent changes required of course content and preparation for the AP Art History Exam. This online course fosters in-depth, holistic understanding of the history of art from a global perspective, and builds understanding of the place of art within broader historical, cultural, religious, and political frameworks. The functions and effects of art are the main focus.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

no specific prerequisites

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Course Outline

CONTENT AREA 1: Global Prehistory, 30,000 - 500 B.C.E.

  • What Is Art History?
  • Chapter 1: Art of the Stone Age

CONTENT AREA 2: Ancient Mediterranean, 3500 b.c.e.–300 c.e.

  • Chapter 2: Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia
  • Chapter 3: Egypt from Narmer to Cleopatra
  • Chapter 4: The Prehistoric Aegean
  • Chapter 5: Ancient Greece
  • Chapter 6: The Etruscans
  • Chapter 7: The Roman Empire

CONTENT AREA 3: Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200–1750 c.e.

  • Chapter 8: Late Antiquity
  • Chapter 9: Byzantium

CONTENT AREA 7: West and Central Asia, 500 b.c.e.–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 10: The Islamic World

CONTENT AREA 3: Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200–1750 c.e.

  • Chapter 11: Early Medieval Europe
  • Chapter 12: Romanesque Europe
  • Chapter 13: Gothic Europe 

CONTENT AREA 8: South, East, and Southeast Asia, 300 b.c.e.–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 15: South and Southeast Asia Before 1200
  • Chapter 16: China and Korea to 1279
  • Chapter 17: Japan Before 1333

CONTENT AREA 5: Indigenous Americas, 1000 b.c.e.–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 18: Native American Cultures before 1300

CONTENT AREA 6: Africa, 1100–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 19: Africa Before 1800

CONTENT AREA 3: Early Europe and Colonial Americas, 200–1750 c.e.

  • Chapter 14: Late Medieval Italy
  • Chapter 20: Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Northern Europe
  • Chapter 21: The Renaissance in Quattrocentro Italy
  • Chapter 22: Renaissance and Mannerism in Cinquecentro Italy
  • Chapter 23: High Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain
  • Chapter 24: The Baroque in Italy and Spain
  • Chapter 25: The Baroque in Northern Europe

CONTENT AREA 4: Later Europe and Americas, 1750–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 26: Rococo to Neoclassicism: The Eighteenth Century in Europe and America
  • Chapter 27: Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe and America, 1800–1870
  • Chapter 28: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe and America, 1870–1900
  • Chapter 29: Modernism in Europe and America, 1900–1945

CONTENT AREA 10: Global Contemporary, 1980 c.e.–Present

  • Chapter 31: Contemporary Art Worldwide

CONTENT AREA 8: South, East, and Southeast Asia, 300 b.c.e.–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 32: South and Southeast Asia, 1200–1980
  • Chapter 33: China and Korea, 1279 to 1980
  • Chapter 34: Japan, 1333 to 1980

CONTENT AREA 5: Indigenous Americas, 1000 b.c.e.–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 35: Native American Cultures, 1300–1980

CONTENT AREA 9: The Pacific, 700–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 36: Oceania Before 1980

CONTENT AREA 6: Africa, 1100–1980 c.e.

  • Chapter 37: Africa, 1800–1980
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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling