Imagine spending block one in Paris next year!

In AH275/HY200 Nineteenth-Century Paris: Art and Cultural History
Professors Gale Murray and Tip Ragan
Paris, France

Next year, Gale Murray (Art History) and Tip Ragan (History) will offer AH/HY200, Nineteenth-Century Paris: Art and Cultural History, which will take place block one in Paris.

Course Description: In the nineteenth century, Paris reigned supreme as the cultural capital of Europe. The cycles of revolution and the social instability resulting from industrialization served as backdrops in the city to the most important artistic and literary movements of the century, ranging from Romanticism and Realism to Impressionism, post-Impressionism, and fin-de-siècle decadence.

This course will investigate the birth of modern Paris by using the city as its laboratory. Visiting monuments such as Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tour, and Sacré Cour, as well as museums, including the Louvre, Orsay, and Marmottan, will prove central to this exciting intellectual odyssey. Students will focus on representative artists, such as Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and read some of the most exciting literary texts by Hugo, Zola, and Huysmans in the context of exploring the City of Lights.

The course counts toward the major and minor in Art History or History. In addition, it fulfills the social inequality requirement for general education. It has no prerequisites, and knowledge of French is not necessary. The program is a lot of fun and a great opportunity for students who want a study abroad experience. We anticipate that it will fill up very quickly, so if you are interested, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with further information and put you on our contact list.

Applications will be made available in the near future. Interviews will take place in block 5. Applications for financial aid will go live on Summit around March 1st. Financial aid for abroad classes runs out quickly, so those who apply early are most likely to get it. Students who are interested should email Gale Murray ( or Tip Ragan ( for more information.

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