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Intro to Art History


This Introduction to Art History Course uses problem-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real-world situations. Our Many Ways learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.Sophia’s Introduction to Art History Course helps you gain mastery of the basic art history elements of the Western world from prehistoric to modern times. In this Course, you will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe art history.
  • Examine art from 22,000 BC through 400 AD.
  • Distinguish art from 401 AD through 1450 AD.
  • Analyze art from 1451 AD through 1800 AD.
  • Categorize art from 1801 AD through 1900 AD.
  • Interpret art from 1901 AD through present


All courses are offered on a rolling enrollment basis. You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.

Self-Paced, 60 day completion, free 30 day extension available.
ACE Credit Recommendation
3 College Credits



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