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Art History II

Art History II

Sophia's Art History II course helps you master fundamentals of art history from the Renaissance to modern times. In this course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life. NOTE: Art History I is not a pre-requisite for this course. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at CSU Global
  • CSU Global Equivalency: Arts & Humanities

Category: Arts & Humanities

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Sophia's Art History II course helps you master fundamentals of art history from the Renaissance to modern times. 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 the Renaissance through modern times
  • 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

NOTE: Art History I is not a pre-requisite for this course.

Reviews

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25 Student Reviews
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by Lazaro G. on September 18, 2019
Pretty Good Course. Learned a lot.
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by Michael B. on September 16, 2019
I very much enjoyed this class. Informative and interesting. Great follow up to Art History I. A note for Ian McConnell, whose video tutorials I particularly enjoy, for his personal enrichment of one particular piece of art. In Challenge 2, Unit 1.2.8, The Feast of Saint Nicholas, you described the scene seemingly not understanding the context. The gifts of a doll for the girl and a birch rod for the crying boy are very appropriate, and quite telling, for the Feast of Saint Nicholas, December 6th. In the cultural tradition of the region, on the 5th of December, the eve of the Feast, children put their shoes outside in expectation of Saint Nicholas filling them with gifts as he visits overnight. If a child has been good, they will receive a gift, i.e. the doll, as a reward for their behavior. If a child has been bad, they will receive a switch, i.e. the birch rod, for their parents to beat them with so they will be better behaved in the new year. Enjoy!
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by Clarissa W. on August 26, 2019
It was easy, but you got to be patient when listening to the material.
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by Melissa D. on August 26, 2019
This class was longer, but again easy. If you have the time, this class isn't too challenging.
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by Cherie C. on August 17, 2019
Very interesting. Love the art. Easier class.
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by Lisa F. on August 10, 2019
this class was amazing.
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by James M. on August 4, 2019
Enjoyable course, easy to follow, and teaches a significant amount of art history is easily digestible pieces. Enjoyed it!
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by MARGARITA C. on August 4, 2019
Too much info piled into this course

FAQ

  • 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.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    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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