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  Aug 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog [under review]
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ARTH 356 - Science in Art: Technical Examination of 17th-Century Dutch Paintings


FDR: HA
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: CHEM 156 in the preceding winter term. Spring Term Abroad course. A survey of 17th-century Dutch history, art history, politics, religion, economics, etc., which links the scientific analysis of art to the art and culture of the time. The course begins on campus and then history, etc., will occur for a few days in Lexington and then proceed to Center for European Studies, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands. Students visit numerous museums, hear guest lectures from faculty at Universiteit Maastricht, and observe at conservation laboratories at some of the major Dutch art museums. Students are graded by their performance on two research projects involving presentations and journals. Though students are not required to learn a foreign language to participate in the program, they are expected to learn key phrases in Dutch as a matter of courtesy to citizens of the host country. Uffelman.





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