Course syllabi


History of Western Art and Civilization: Prehistory through the Middle Ages 

History of Western Art: Late Gothic to Neoclassicism

Modern Art in Europe and North America

History of Art and Civilization: Prehistory through Modern Art (one-term global survey)

These syllabi primarily use Smarthistory resources; they link to videos and essays on Smarthistory, and also quizzes that were created by Smarthistory, but which are housed on Khan Academy (art history content on Khan Academy was created and is overseen by Smarthistory). We are adding more global content all the time and hope to offer more global syllabi soon.

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