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Course SummaryArt 103 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging art history topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is for you to understand the major characteristics of Western art through several historical time periods.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the major civilizations that influenced the visual arts prior from prehistory through the Gothic period
- Identify the major contributions (e.g., architecture, sculpture, mosaics, or paintings) and styles (e.g., stylized, geometric, or stylized) of art in each civilization from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic Period
- Describe specific examples of major visual art pieces from civilizations from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., the Parthenon, the Hagia Sophia, or the Dome of the Rock)
- Describe how politics and culture influenced the visual arts in civilizations from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how pharaohs were patrons of the arts in Ancient Egypt or how the Catholic church became an important force for maintaining art and learning during the Middle Ages)
- Explain how the different civilizations influenced one another from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how Byzantine art influenced Islamic art)
- Describe how different technological innovations and developments influenced the evolution of he visual arts in civilizations from the Ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how concrete allowed Romans to build more impressive structures or how advances in engineering allowed for elaborately designed churches in Gothic Europe)
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Art 103 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower baccalaureate degree category and by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Art 103 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Art 103 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Understanding the Study of Western Art||Define art history and Western Civilization; identify the importance of art history in western culture; describe the reasons why we study art history; summarize key concepts and terms that are important to the creation and study of art.|
|Visual Art During the Prehistoric Era: Paleolithic & Neolithic||Define prehistory; describe examples of art that was created during the Paleolithic and Neolithic time periods; explain how changes in the environment affected the development of the visual arts.|
|Art in Mesopotamia||Identify the historical importance of Mesopotamia; explain some of the major features of Mesopotamian art; summarize four of the main ruling dynasties in Mesopotamia; describe major visual art pieces.|
|Art in Ancient Egypt||Describe major examples of Egyptian art, including temples, pyramids and paintings; explain how the pharaohs supported the arts in ancient Egypt; discuss the importance of religion in Egyptian art; explain how Egypt influenced other areas of the world before declining as a civilization after the first century of the Common Era.|
|Art in Aegean Culture & Ancient Greece||Summarize the two major civilizations of the Aegean world and assess the influences that their visual arts had on Greek visual arts; identify naturalism as one of the main characteristics of Greek visual arts; describe three of the major periods in Greek history and how the visual arts flourished in each one.|
|Ancient Roman Architecture, Sculpture & Mosaics||Identify the influences of Greek and Etruscan civilizations on ancient Rome's visual arts; summarize how Roman art contributes to the historical understanding of ancient Rome; explain important Roman innovations in the visual arts, including the use of concrete in construction; describe several specific examples of Roman visual arts, such as the Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon and the mosaics in Pompeii.|
|Jewish & Christian Art in Late Antiquity||Define the Late Antiquity period; recognize the shift in artistic style from the realism of Greco-Roman arts to the more stylized art of the Middle Ages; explain the major characteristics of Jewish and Christian art; analyze several examples of Jewish or Christian art.|
|Art & Religion in the Byzantine Empire||Identify the beginning and end of the Byzantine empire; summarize important aspects of Byzantine art, such as the use of iconography; describe some of the major works of visual arts in the Byzantine empire, including the Hagia Sophia; evaluate religious imagery and symbolism that were used to help spread Christianity/bolster the rule of political rulers.|
|Art in the Islamic World||Recognize how the Islamic world occupied a sizable geographic area and lasted for hundreds of years; explain the importance of geometric patterns in Islamic visual art pieces; describe examples of well-known mediums for Islamic visual arts, including mosques and carpet weaving; summarize the influences of Islamic visual arts on Europe after the fall of the western Roman empire.|
|Art During the Early Middle Ages in Europe||Define the early Middle Ages; identify the importance of the Christian church on the visual arts during the time period; explain the one of the major differences in terms of influences between northern and southern Europe; describe the Carolingian and Ottonian periods of art.|
|Romanesque Art During the Middle Ages in Europe||Define the term Romanesque; evaluate some of the major characteristics of Romanesque art; explain the influence of the church and monastic orders on the visual arts; analyze examples of Romanesque art.|
|Gothic Art During the Middle Ages in Europe||Assess the characteristics of Gothic art; identify the Gothic style's influences; summarize the major features of Gothic architecture and paintings; recognize examples of Gothic architecture.|
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