Educating Through Art History

Examine artists, analyze historical themes, and make cultural observations to build a repertoire of personalized strategies and heighten the relevance of art history in the classroom.

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Making art history relevant is a common struggle in the art room, and navigating to find pertinent art history resources can feel like an overwhelming task for art teachers. In this course, participants will examine artists, analyze historical events, and make cultural observations in order to build a repertoire of personalized strategies and teaching materials and heighten the rigor and relevance of art history in the classroom.

Note: Credits earned cannot be applied to the Master of Arts in Art Education degree program requirements if ART517 was previously taken for credit.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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