Survey of Art & Culture Dual Credit

Survey of Art and Culture examines major forms of artistic expression from painting, sculpture, and architectural styles and other art forms that span from ancient cultures through the Gothic era. An emphasis is placed on understanding the diverse historical and global contexts of the art movements and analyzing the works of individual artists. Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to analyze what they see.

This course incorporates research, extensive reading, and analytical writing. Students will engage in some historically relevant studio activities; utilize research skills to discover social, political, economic, technological, environmental, and historical trends and connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

Recommended Grade Level

11 or 12


A 1-semester course for 1 credit

Dual Credit Option through Ivy Tech Community College. View more information here.

Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas