PARIS, FRANCE

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ART HISTORY

Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

Course Code:  PICA385
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

This course provides an in-depth study and pictorial survey if Impressionism, its origins and its legacy presented from a general overview of the evolution of painting, with a focus on key elements in the Impressionist movement such as composition, color and style; a study of the aesthetic evolution of Impressionism through the works of the movement’s forerunners, artists who constitute the core group and their immediate descendants; and a study of the Impressionist movement’s effects on 20th century art and the ways in which today’s artists reaffirm the legacy by using elements that gave the movement its vitality and energy.

Students will study works from the following artists: Courbet, Millet, Turner, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, and Gauguin. The course is made up of lectures illustrated by slides and group discussion. Visits will be made to local museums such as the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Musee Rodin to view the art studied in the classroom.

History of Fashion

Course Code: PICA389
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

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Art & Architecture in Paris

Course Code: PICA381
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

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History of Photography

Course Code:  PICA383
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Contemporary Art History

Course Code: PICA384
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

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History of French Cinema

Course Code:  PICA111
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Modernism: Art in Paris in the 20th Century

Course Code:  PICA382
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

The Goddess through Literature and Gender Studies

Course Code:  PICA315
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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20th Century French Literature

Course Code:  PICA358
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Creative Writing I

Course Code:  PICA201
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Creative Writing II

Course Code:  PICA301
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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FRENCH LANGUAGE

French Language - Beginner

Course Code:  PICA100
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Intermediate

Course Code:  PICA200
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Advanced

Course Code:  PICA300
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

STUDIO ARTS

Black & White Photography I

Course Code:  PICA132
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Black & White Photography II

Course Code:  PICA232
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite:  Black & White Photography I

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Bookmaking I

Course Code:  PICA376
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Bookmaking II

Course Code:  PICA376
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Bookmaking I

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Digital Imaging I

Course Code:  PICA131
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Digital Photography

Course Code:  PICA231
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Alternative Photography Techniques

Course Code:  PICA235
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite:  Black & White Photography I

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Figure Drawing

Course Code:  PICA341
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Printmaking I

Course Code:  PICA271
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Printmaking II

Course Code:  PICA371
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Printmaking I

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Sketchbook Drawing in Paris

Course Code:  PICA141
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Sculpture I

Course Code:  PICA261
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Sculpture II

Course Code:  PICA361
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Sculpture I or equivalent

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ART HISTORY

Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

Course Code:  PICA385
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

This course provides an in-depth study and pictorial survey if Impressionism, its origins and its legacy presented from a general overview of the evolution of painting, with a focus on key elements in the Impressionist movement such as composition, color and style; a study of the aesthetic evolution of Impressionism through the works of the movement’s forerunners, artists who constitute the core group and their immediate descendants; and a study of the Impressionist movement’s effects on 20th century art and the ways in which today’s artists reaffirm the legacy by using elements that gave the movement its vitality and energy.

Students will study works from the following artists: Courbet, Millet, Turner, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cezanne, and Gauguin. The course is made up of lectures illustrated by slides and group discussion. Visits will be made to local museums such as the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Musee Rodin to view the art studied in the classroom.

History of Fashion

Course Code: PICA389
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

View Syllabus

Art & Architecture in Paris

Course Code: PICA381
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

View Syllabus

History of Photography

Course Code:  PICA383
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

Contemporary Art History

Course Code: PICA384
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

View Syllabus

History of French Cinema

Course Code:  PICA111
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

Modernism: Art in Paris in the 20th Century

Course Code:  PICA382
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

The Goddess through Literature and Gender Studies

Course Code:  PICA315
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

20th Century French Literature

Course Code:  PICA358
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

Creative Writing I

Course Code:  PICA201
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Creative Writing II

Course Code:  PICA301
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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FRENCH LANGUAGE

French Language - Beginner

Course Code:  PICA100
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Intermediate

Course Code:  PICA200
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Advanced

Course Code:  PICA300
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

STUDIO ARTS

Black & White Photography I

Course Code:  PICA132
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Black & White Photography II

Course Code:  PICA232
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite:  Black & White Photography I

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Bookmaking I

Course Code:  PICA376
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Bookmaking II

Course Code:  PICA376
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Bookmaking I

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Digital Imaging I

Course Code:  PICA131
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Digital Photography

Course Code:  PICA231
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Alternative Photography Techniques

Course Code:  PICA235
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite:  Black & White Photography I

View Syllabus

Figure Drawing

Course Code:  PICA341
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

Printmaking I

Course Code:  PICA271
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus 

Printmaking II

Course Code:  PICA371
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Printmaking I

View Syllabus

Sketchbook Drawing in Paris

Course Code:  PICA141
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

View Syllabus

Sculpture I

Course Code:  PICA261
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Sculpture II

Course Code:  PICA361
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

Pre-requisite: Sculpture I or equivalent

View Syllabus

ART HISTORY

Art & Architecture in Paris

Course Code: PICA381
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

View Syllabus

FRENCH LANGUAGE

French Language - Beginner

Course Code:  PICA100
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Intermediate

Course Code:  PICA200
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

French Language - Advanced

Course Code:  PICA300
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

STUDIO ART

Digital Imaging I

Course Code:  PICA131
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Digital Photography

Course Code:  PICA231
Contact Hours:  45
US Credits:  3

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Discovering Paris Through Photography

Course Code: PICA335
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

Students will explore the visual language of photography using Paris as their inspiration and backdrop. The course will examine such topics as Urban Landscape, Portraiture, Time and Memory and Purpose of Place. These topics are structured to take full advantage of the experience of being in Paris. Class time will include visits to museums and galleries, field trips, technical demonstrations, lab work and group critiques. The course is open to all students with all levels of photographic experience. All students must have a manually adjustable 35mm film or digital camera. Beginning students will master the basics of camera usage (managing aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings with the light meter) to make good quality exposures while developing their aesthetic skills in making compositions, dealing with the quality of light, etc. The more advanced students will be encouraged to expand their personal photographic vision and skills through creating a portfolio of photographs based on their experiences in Paris.

ART HISTORY

Art & Architecture in Paris

Course Code: PICA381
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

View Syllabus

STUDIO ARTS

Discovering Paris Through Photography

Course Code: PICA335
Contact Hours: 45
US Credits: 3

Students will explore the visual language of photography using Paris as their inspiration and backdrop. The course will examine such topics as Urban Landscape, Portraiture, Time and Memory and Purpose of Place. These topics are structured to take full advantage of the experience of being in Paris. Class time will include visits to museums and galleries, field trips, technical demonstrations, lab work and group critiques. The course is open to all students with all levels of photographic experience. All students must have a manually adjustable 35mm film or digital camera. Beginning students will master the basics of camera usage (managing aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings with the light meter) to make good quality exposures while developing their aesthetic skills in making compositions, dealing with the quality of light, etc. The more advanced students will be encouraged to expand their personal photographic vision and skills through creating a portfolio of photographs based on their experiences in Paris.

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