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UST: Introduction to Art History in London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||Class Standing:||1 - First Year|
|Minimum GPA:||2||Subject Areas:||Art History|
|Housing Options:||Hotel||Language Prerequisite:||None|
|Non-UST Students:||No||Internship Available:||No|
|Service Learning:||No||Program Sponsor:||UST|
• Course is directed by Art History professors Craig Eliason and Heather Shirey, who led the program in 2014.
• Visit cultural sites throughout London, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace, and the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as contemporary artists' studios.
• Prerequisites: Incoming 2014 first year students only. Priority application period: July 15 to September 4, 2014.
• Fulfills: ARTH110, Fine Arts core, Human Diversity core, Art History major/minor
Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art’s relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. This course focuses on London’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to have direct encounters with artifacts from cultures all over the world, past and present. Museum and gallery visits, experiences with architectural sites, and meetings with contemporary artists are coupled with lectures, discussions, and student-led activities for an engaging exploration of the city and its art. Case studies will explore London’s architectural traditions, British painting from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, museums and colleting practices from the colonial era to the present, African art in London, and a wide range of contemporary art practices.
This course will allow students to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of art and material culture in relationship to society. Students will learn to apply art-historical knowledge and skills to solve the problems that real-world art historians face, such as the ethics of collecting and displaying art objects. Our studies will allow us to examine structures of power and their impact on the creation and consumption of works of art, all while experiencing London as a diverse, multicultural city.
10% Presentation: Architecture in London
15% Paper and presentation: British Painting and Social Change
15% Museum analysis: Colonialism and Collecting
15% Gallery guide: African Art in London
10% Museum proposal: Contemporary Art
15% Reflection journal
20% Attendance and participation
Location and Tentative Dates
January 2 Depart Twin Cities and arrive in London
January 3-27 Lectures, discussions, visits to museums and galleries, and other site visits
January 28 Depart London for Twin Cities
Costs: Click on the Budget Sheet link above for detailed cost information.
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms and some meals.
Housing and Meals
Information on housing and cost for additional meals will be available in April.
Application Procedures & Deadline
- Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application. Application available on July 15.
- Login using your UST username and password.
- Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period: July 15 - Sept 4, 2014. Applications will be accepted after September 4 on a space available basis until the final application deadline of October 1, 2014.
- Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures. You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.
Priority Application Deadline: September 4, 2014
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2014
To apply for aid during January Term, submit a January Term Financial Aid Application, available in early November, to the Financial Aid Office. Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations. Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details. Review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information. To verify and confirm all awards, meet with a Financial Aid Counselor.
For more information
On course content, contact Prof. Craig Eliason at 651.962.5595, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Heather Shirey at 651.962.5572, email@example.com
On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
International Education Center (44 N. Cleveland)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA