•  Lower Dauphin School District

    Curriculum Guide

    Course Title: AP Art History
    Subject: Art Grade Level(s): 9-12

    Synopsis of Curriculum

    This course offers the advanced junior or senior student an in–depth study of the history of primarily Western art, from the ancient world into the present day. Students will survey the development of the visual arts, its major movements and personalities, and the relationship to the historical period in which it was created. Requirements include written reports, critiques, exams and slide identification in preparation for the AP Art History Exam. Gallery visits during the year will supplement classroom visuals and textbook assignments.


    Units of Study

    Introduction – Western vs. Non-Western; Vocabulary of Art; Analysis of Art

    Prehistoric – Primitive Writing Cultures

    Man is the Measure of All Things (Ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome)

    Early Religious Art (Jewish, Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic Art)

    Non-Western Art (Asian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Americas, African, Pacific)

    Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture

    15th – 17th Century European (including the Renaissance)

    18th century – Modern Art (1900-1950)

    International Art since 1950