Art History (APAH) is designed to be a college level survey course approved by the College Board. APAH is a student-centered exploration of the History of Art and its relevant impact and development of the cultures, community and society throughout history. Students will acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration in the classroom/studio, using visuals, hands on creative projects and discourse within the context of the course for discussion. This course offers the serious student the opportunity to explore in depth the history of art from ancient times to the present. Open ended questions based on the text, visual presentations, museum visits and art projects will provide the venue in which student will think critically for themselves, and articulate their own thoughts and their responses to the thoughts of others. Through readings, art projects, slides, videos and museum visits, student will view and decode significant artworks from around the world. Students are encouraged to keep an Investigation Journal to record inquiry, class discussions on significant historical events, art periods/styles, specific artworks, ideas, issues and themes that connect these artworks. This course is intended to prepare students for the AP Art History Exam.