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Art In Paris - Spring 2016

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AHIS 4003

Art History Seminar, with embedded travel / 3 hour credits

Friday 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., Windgate 315

Embedded Study Trip to Paris: March 17 through 27, 2016 (over Spring Break)

Dr. Mary B Shepard, Windgate Art & Design, Office 236

busy street in Paris

COST OF THE EMBEDDED TRAVEL (tuition not included): $2600

Final Date for Registration: November 16, 2015

$1500 is due on November 16, 2015

$1100 is due on January 11, 2016

This rigorous semester-long course, with an on-site teaching component (11 days, 9 nights) will immerse students in the art and culture of Paris from the city's beginnings as an outpost in the Ancient Roman Empire to its contemporary gallery scene. From the Gothic era (circa 1144 to 1500) to World War II, Paris was an epicenter of artistic creation; efforts are currently being made to reassert Paris as a vital artistic center.

Students will study and explore, first hand, the richness of this artistic heritage through readings, classroom discussion, and on-site visits to the city's leading museums, monuments, and churches conducted by Dr. Mary B Shepard.

Daytrips to the glorious Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame at Chartres (1160 to 1264) and the Palace of Versailles (1660 to 1790), the splendid palace of the French monarchy at a time of unparaleled royal patronage of the arts, will provide in-depth investigations of two seminal monuments in the history of art.

Pre-requisites: Art History Survey I and/or Art History Survey II

Interior of the Louvre Pyramid in paris   Porte Dauphine: a station of the Paris Métro  marketplace in Paris

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What's Involved?: Seminar-style course held every Friday morning, 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., spring semester 2016

Readings: Carefully chosen readings that focus on French culture, history, politics, and of course--food. 

Discussions: French culture, history, and the history of art. Learning helpful "travel French" is included in Pre-Paris classes. There are weekly response papers on French culture.

Research: Each student will research a work of French art located in Paris, prepare an oral presentation about their artwork and present it in front of the original work of art. Presentations are written up as formal research papers after our return from Paris. 

Journaling: Students will create visual journals.

On-site Project: In honor of the reopening of the Musée Picasso, we will enjoy a day dedicated to Picasso's art, studios, and haunts in Paris. Students will create work of Synthetic Cubism out of this experience. 

Please read Registration and Course Payment Guidelines carefully.

Course Registration Due Date: November 16, 2015

First Payment of $1500 Due Date: November 16, 2015

Final Payment of $1100 Due Date: January 11, 2016

All Maymester application materials must be submitted to the Office of International Relations by this date. (Application Form, Release Form, copy of passport or ID). Student must be approved by Office of International Relations and Maymester Faculty Leader to be eligible to enroll in course.