This mini-term takes place in the Louvre Museum, the most visited museum in the world. Breathtaking in size, it is home to of artwork representative of nearly every civilization, including such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.
Course of Study
"Three Weeks in the Louvre"
In this intensive art history course, students will study in the Louvre Museum, analyzing its vast and encyclopedic collection of artworks from the ancient world to the end of the 19th Century, as well as the history and architecture of the building itself. Journal writing and drawing will be used to explore issues of architectural history, connoisseurship, visual analysis and aesthetic response. There will also be group lectures, daily writing assignments and individual projects.
Students applying to the Three Weeks in the Louvre mini-term should have:
- Successful completion of two of the three Introduction to Art History courses (AAH101, 102, 103) before the mini-term, OR permission of the instructor
- Successful completion of 19th Century European Art (AAH322) before the mini-term
Some experience with French language study is also highly desirable, though not required. Priority for the mini-term will be given to students who are majors and minors in either the Department of Visual Arts or French Studies.
Accommodations for students in Paris are variable.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- April: Application deadline is the third Friday of spring term.
- June: Accepted students must select "commit" or "decline" at the International Programs online application site to confirm participation
- Fall term: Orientation meetings
- Late November: Mini-term begins
- Mid-December: Program ends