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Art History I

Art History I

Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life. Full Description

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  • 4.5 quarter credits at Capella University
  • Capella University Equivalency: Humanities1500 Humanities Transfer

Category: Humanities

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Sophia's Art History I course helps you master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 15 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 3 Milestone assessments (this are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Describe the basics of art history
  • Recognize movements that have been significant in art history
  • Identify methods used to evaluate artwork
  • Characterize the art and architecture from prehistoric times through early Renaissance
  • Analyze various works of art according to specific criteria
  • Understand the cultural significance of various works of art
  • Recognize characteristics or ways to identify art from different regions of the world

Reviews

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170 Student Reviews
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by Holly L. on October 11, 2019
This was a great course. I was able to learn about art and history and even a bit of geography. The videos were great and though there were some errors in the text, it was still a great course.
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by Zachary I. on October 9, 2019
Absolutely love the instructors style. I learned a lot and really enjoyed it!
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by Garrett F. on October 7, 2019
Great course. Simple to work along with I finished in about three weeks. Ian's videos are very helpful. recommend to anyone.
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by Nicole D. on October 4, 2019
Ian was my favorite instructor. I need to learn to not take as many notes as I will always have access to the key terms. Lastly, I love the fact that I no longer need to schedule a final, have a webcam available, scan my room, and be monitored to take my final exam! What a great improvement from my last course, Sophia!
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by Shedricka T. on October 2, 2019
Loved it! Easy to follow along.. A little advise is to remember or make a note of all the art work and authors of the art work
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by Sarah S. on September 29, 2019
This is my least favorite due to difficult to learn. The teacher did a good job explaining it but was boring for me at least. (I do NOT enjoy art, architecture etc) The tests were VERY difficult.
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by Nikki B. on September 25, 2019
The videos are excellent!
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by Sommer-Lee D. on September 24, 2019
I absolutely LOVED this class! I learned so much and the material was not hard to get through at all. It honestly helped me to appreciate art in its importance in history way more than I did in high school.

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  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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