Course Description




Advanced Placement Art History

Can you tell Van Eyck from Van Gogh? Do you know what to look for in a Gothic cathedral? When you visit a museum, do all those "masterpieces" just look like pretty pictures on the wall?

Then maybe you should take Advanced Placement Art History. When you walk out of an AP class in a typical town in America, what do you see? When you walk out of AP Art History in Heidelberg, you are literally just minutes or hours from the world class monuments of art and architecture that you are studying in your textbook. Europe becomes your textbook.

AP Art History does not require artistic talent on your part, and anyone with curiosity about the subject and a commitment to academic work is encouraged to enroll. The course is an appropriate complement to required and elective courses in all fields and is open to students in grades 11 and 12 (and some 10th graders with special permission).


Field trips to some of great works of art and architecture near Heidelberg are an integral part of the course.