2021 - 2022 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

ART2052A/ART2052B Art History A

0.5 credit per semester

Every artwork tells a story. In this course, students will explore how perception, experience, and inquiry are incorporated into the narrative of artworks from a wide range of times and places. Students will be able to describe how responses to art may change after gaining awareness of the context in which it was created. By creating a visual journal, students will experience how artists can incorporate both image and text to capture and communicate ideas. Writing, academic language, and critical thinking skills are developed through artist statements, critiques, and the close reading of artworks as text.

6451 is prerequisite to 6452
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

Additional Course Information:

  • Fine Arts Credit

Art History A

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