FRENCH 216 :FRENCH CULTURE AND SOCIETY
This travel-study course in Paris will provide students with the opportunity to gain
greater fluency in speaking, understanding and writing French. It will also allow
students to increase their understanding of historical events particularly as they
relate to Paris. The lectures on France’s history will dovetail with those of another
travel-study course, “Royal France” (History 375), which will be taught by Dr. Anne
Throckmorton. Students in both courses will visit sites together such as the Roman
Arena in Paris , the Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages, the Saint Chapelle ( jewel
of Gothic architecture), a Medieval fortress, a Renaissance palace , The Sorbonne,
the Louvre, Versailles, the Bayeux Tapestry of the Norman Conquest, sites relating
to the French Revolution and much more.
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the trip itinerary.
HISTORY 375: ROYAL FRANCE taught by Dr. Anne Throckmorton
During this January study-travel course, students will explore the age of kings as
they came to define France’s development. Along the way, they will delve into art
and architecture and even fashion as an expression of each age of power from the
Middle Ages to pre-revolutionary France.
The class will be based in Paris and students will visit sites including, but not
limited to, the Cluny Museum , the Louvre, Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s cell in
the Conciergerie, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Additionally, the group will make a
side trip to Normandy to see the Bayeux Tapestry and the World War II monuments.
In a second excursion to the Loire Valley, students will experience the architecture
of medieval fortresses and Renaissance palaces in addition to the over-the-top expressions
of absolutism at Versailles.