AP Art History (Sem 1)

Enrollment Message:

ATTENTION: Due to the rigor and testing requirements of this year long course, we highly recommend that a student be enrolled for Sem 2 at the time of their Sem 1 enrollment. Enrolling early increases the likelihood that the student is able to stay with the same instructor all year which is advantageous for student success in this course. There is always the opportunity to drop once 2nd semester begins. This course includes REQUIRED due dates. All due dates in AP courses offered in Semester 2 occur prior to the national AP exam date published by the College Board.

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence and is aligned to the Advanced Placement curriculum for Art History. Students will examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures and will learn to look at these works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience. Schools must supply a proctor for the midterm and final exam. Course does not include the AP Exam; students can contact their school’s AP Coordinator or the College Board to sign up to take the Exam. In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, all AP course midterm and final exams must be proctored. Prerequisites: World History and two or more years of high school English

Course Objectives: This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence and is aligned to the Advanced Placement curriculum for Art History.

  • Students will examine major forms of artistic expression from the past and present and from a variety of cultures and will learn to look at these works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see or experience.
  • Schools must supply a proctor for the midterm and final exam.
  • Course does not include the AP Exam; students can contact their school’s AP Coordinator or the College Board to sign up to take the Exam.
  • In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, all AP course midterm and final exams must be proctored.

Course Outline: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand a wide range of art periods and styles
  • identify works of art within time periods and styles
  • understand the history behind when these works were created

Resources Included: Online lesson content, learning activities, graded assessments, and a certified online instructor.

Additional Costs: Optional text: Gardner, Art Through the Ages, 12th edition, Kleiner/Mamiya, Wadsworth Publishing, 2005 ($99). Call Thomson Learning to get a quote: Cindy Schurr, 813-504-6256, or Shelly Witt, Customer Service, 800-824-5179, ext. 5831, or: Thomson Learning ATTN: Order Fulfillment P.O Box 6904 Florence, KY 41022 fax (800) 487-8488

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utlize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed. https://www.flvs.net/student-resources/system-requirements

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: The official course descriptions for Advanced Placement courses and information about their exams are located on the College Board site at a http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

Michigan Virtual prepares students in AP courses for the AP exam, but does not offer the exam test itself.  It is the responsibility of the school or parent to register for a local administration of the AP exam.  

There are required due dates in AP courses. The pacing of due dates in AP courses aligns to the completion of all lessons and required assignments and assessments prior to the national AP exam date related to this course title. The calendar of AP exam dates is published by the College Board (Exam Calendar).

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: College Board: AP Course Topics and Objectives
NCAA Approved: N/A - Non-Core
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 05153
MDE Endorsement Code: LX - Art Education
MMC Minimum Requirements: VPA Arts

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Advanced Placement