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ART H 391 A: Paris Architecture

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 12:30pm - 2:20pm
ART 003
Meredith Clausen
Meredith Clausen

Syllabus Description:

T-Th, Art Room 003, 12:30 - 2:20pm
Instructor: Meredith L. Clausen
Office hrs: Wed. 2 - 5pm or by appointment
Rm 222, Art Bldg; office tel: 206-616-6751


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Course requirements:

-Lectures T/Th, plus required readings. Class participation expected and will tip the balance on grades.

Note: Final (3rd) Exam: On Thursday, 31 May, not 7 June as indicated on syllabus. PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THIS.

-GRADUATE STUDENTS: a research paper is also required; this should be 15-20 page research paper, due 24may. For those who are not experienced research paper writers, please read or skim the appropriate parts of Weidenborner & Caruso, Writing Research Papers: A Guide to the Process, or the MLA Handbk for Writers of Research Papers, most recent edition. Students doing papers should meet with me first or second week of the quarter to discuss research topics; important that one gets started on this straightaway, as time creeps up.


Disability Accommodations:

If you need academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Disability Services Office or see: for more information. If you have a letter from DSO indicating you have a disability requiring special accommodations, please give it to the instructor prior to class.


Required texts:

  • Sutcliffe, Anthony. Paris: An Architectural History, 1993  (now Out of Print. Try to find a used copy (UBkStore may have);    copies are also on reserve in the Arch Lib)
  • Horne, Alistair. Seven Ages of Paris, 2004 (ppbk edition, available at UBkStore)


Other required readings:

Supplemental readings, some required, most only recommended, are on reserve mostly in the Architecture Library. Reading assignments are uneven in length, and competition for books is likely to be keen especially around exam times, so plan ahead. Also, as the lecture format is informal, the schedule may change. Best come to class.

Required readings are available in a Course Packet (CP) that can be purchased on demand at the Univ Bk Store; it is useful, but not cheap, and all books from which the essays are selected are available in the Arch Lib in Gould. I also have pdfs of most of the readings, which I can send you upon your request.


Catalog Description: 
The architecture of Paris from its pre-Roman origins to the present.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:11pm