AP Art History - Syllabus

  • AP Art History

    Mrs. Larrabee

    2010 - 2011

    **Students check out the new pages of class notes, power points and study guides!** (Look at the bottom of the directory, click on Class Notes)

    A.P. History of Art is a challenging, college-level course going beyond the art history curriculum taught in Humanities courses.  You will acquire the tools enabling you to be conversant about any piece of art you encounter for the rest of your life, mastering how to approach a work of art, the vocabulary and analytical methods with which to discuss it, and the knowledge of how it fits into the general sweep of art historical periods and styles.  We will also work toward achieving an understanding of the interconnectedness of art with other aspects of world culture.  By giving “voice” to works by lesser-known artists and from unfamiliar cultures, we will aim to develop as broad as possible a perspective about and appreciation for both European-based and non-Western art. You will receive the preparation enabling you to score well on the A.P. exam, earning you credit at most of the colleges and universities in the United States.

     Attendance and completion of assigned readings are required in this course and are prerequisites for taking the Advanced Placement Art History exam.  Grades will be based on major tests (50%) and quizzes over assigned readings (50%).  NOTE:  When you know that you must miss class for any reason – athletics, college visit, doctor’s appointment, whatever -- I expect you to take the scheduled reading quiz IN ADVANCE, as there will be NO MAKEUP QUIZZES over reading assignments, even for “excused” absences; however, you will earn one dropped grade for each Art History Crossword Puzzles, Coloring Sheets, Flash Cards or other extra credit projects. Makeup tests will be administered during lunch on Tuesdays.  It is your responsibility to arrange with me to retake any missed major test, and the makeup test must be completed by the end of the second Tuesday makeup session.

    Daily Homework Assignments can be found by clicking on to the subpages to the left of this page. Each week is listed on the menu with daily assignments and test dates included under each week.

    Required Supplies:

    2" - 3" three-ringed notebook

    Pen and pencil

    Three-holed paper or lined notebook for taking notes

    MAY 8th 2012 – AP EXAM 12:00 

    *Please be aware of these dates and notify me ASAP if you have a conflict!

    Some dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


    Sources for readings:

    Adams, Laurie Schneider, A History of Western Art, 1997.

    Art of Our Century. The Chronicle of Western Art 1900 to the Present, 1989. (AC)

    Honour, Hugh and John Fleming. The Visual Arts: A History, 4th ed., 1995. (H&F)

    Janson, H.W. History of Art, 5th ed., 1995. (J)

    Krull, Kathleen. Lives of the Artists, 1995.

    Rosenblum, Robert, and H.W. Janson, 19th Century Art, 1984. (19C)

    Stokstad, Marilyn.  Art History.  1995.

    Strickland, Carol.  The Annotated Mona Lisa, 1992.

    Tansey, Richard G. and Fred S. Kleiner. Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th ed., 2004. (G)

    Wilkins, David G., Bernard Schultz, and Katheryn M. Linduff, Art Past, Art Present, 1997. (APAP)

    + others as noted on syllabus