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ART 298D Topic: French Art: From the Middle Ages to Modern Times

Prerequisite: Student must be in Honors College or have received permission of one of the two instructors. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II (Western Heritage) and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (Humanistic and Creative Expression).

Course Description: This course offers a diversified and comprehensive overview of the fine arts, architecture, culture, customs, history, and language of France from the Middle Ages to the present. Within an historical framework, students are introduced to important artists, monuments, styles, movements, and trends that have shaped one of the richest cultures of the Western heritage. Course includes a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a trip to France during Spring Break. The 8-day trip to France enables students to visit the Romanesque church of Vézelay; the Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame and the tiny Ste-Chapelle in Paris; Chartres Cathedral’s sparkling stained glass; the Renaissance châteaux of Chambord and Chenonceau, and Leonardo da Vinci’s home in Amboise; and the Baroque château of Versailles. The itinerary also includes the famous Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Beaubourg. Five nights in Paris and one in a château in the Loire Valley.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Spring.


6 credits