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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online (with eTextbook) with optional online video components.
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None; however, we strongly recommend successful completion of ENGL 255.
Precluded Course: ARHI 201 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for HIST 203.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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ARHI 201 has a Challenge for Credit option.
ARHI 201 is a survey course designed to introduce developments in artistic expression from cave drawings and the monuments of the ancient world to the paintings, sculpture and architecture of 15th-century northern Europe. Students learn to look at art and see it within the social and political context of the time in which it was created.
To receive credit for ARHI 201, you must achieve a course composite mark of at least a D (50 percent) and a mark of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite mark is as follows:
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Registration in this course includes an electronic textbook. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to our eText Initiative site.
Davies, Penelope J. E., Walter B. Denny, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph Jacobs, Ann M. Roberts and David L. Simon. Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011.
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the ARHI 201 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on each part of the examination.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 6, January 7, 2014.
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Updated April 03, 2019 by Student & Academic Services