Impressionism in Paris & Southern France

Impressionism in Paris & Southern France — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Freshman Seminar Abroad
Program Level 1000 level course
Courseload One 3-credit course

Course Schedule

Freshman Seminars Abroad are a unique opportunity for first-year students to combine on-campus class during spring semester with study abroad during spring break.


Spring Semester 2018 with study abroad during Spring Break 2018

Spring 2018 on-campus class time

Fridays from 9:35 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 262 McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus


Taught in English by a University of Minnesota professor.


Syllabus for Spring 2017

This seminar combines an investigation of French Impressionist painters, their works, and their subjects with an exploration of the sketching and painting process. On campus, you will practice various watercolor and pastel exercises. In France, you will visit several sites where Impressionist artists worked and where you also will have an opportunity to create. 

No previous art or art history experience is required, only a willingness to participate in the process.

Receive credit for DES 1403.

Fulfills the following Liberal Education requirement: Global Perspectives.