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International Study

Both semester-long and summer programs
are available for international study.  


For complete info, please visit the website
for 
The Office of International Programs

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SEMESTER-LONG PROGRAMS

FLORENCE
Course Offerings
All courses are three credits each.  Offerings vary by semester.  Students should register for a minimum of fifteen credit hours for fall or spring and nine credits during the summer semester.

ARTH 313 (Masterpieces of Renaissance Art)
Exploration of the invention of perspective and techniques of Renaissance realism including masterpieces by major artists such as Giotto, Donatello & Michelangelo. Weekly visits to museums and churches. Taught in English.

Students participating in the Semester in Florence may fulfill their Cluster Two requirements by taking nine hours on site in Art History 313 (Italian Renaissance Art), English 302F (Dante's Commedia), and GHUM 250F (The Florentine Enlightenment).

2 students posing in front of the mona lisa

Camille Weber (class of 2017, left) and
Megan Grimes (class of 2017, right) 
at the Louvre as Camille displays her Mona Lisa socks

LONDON
Course Offerings
Please note the following: All courses are three credit hours. Offerings vary by semester. You may take an independent study in your major under the supervision of a JMU faculty member and with the approval of the program director. Students should register for a minimum of fifteen credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and twelve credits during the summer semester.

* ARTH 316 (Masterpieces of British Art)
Survey of painting and sculpture in Britain from 1530 to 1860, concentrating on 18th and 19th century painting. British art is viewed in the context of European civilization. Weekly visits to London museums.

Students planning to participate in JMU's Semester in London Program may fulfill their Cluster 2 requirements by taking three hours on campus selected from GPHL 101, GHUM 102, GHIS 101B or GHIS 102B, plus six hours on site including three hours in art or music, and three hours in literature or theater. Students should register for a minimum of fifteen credit hours during the fall or spring semsters and nine credits during the summer semester.


SALAMANCA
Course Offerings
All courses are three credit hours.  
You may take an independent study in your major under the supervision of a JMU faculty member and with the approval of the program director, and you may participate in any of the course outings even if you do not take the related course. Students should register for a minimum of fifteen credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and nine credits during the summer semester.   

Group student photo in front of Roam theatre in Merida  
Photo credit: 
Alejandro Quintano Gonzalez

* ARTH 414/SPAN 490T (Spanish Art)
A study of the art and architecture of Spain from medieval times through present. Concentration on specific artists, as well as general movements in the history of Spanish art. Since it is taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. Towards the completion of a Spanish major, register for Spanish 490T and this course will count under the category of civilization. Art History 314 fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Two. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

                  

 

This past Spring 2016 semester, 18 JMU students took classes in Salamanca, Spain and lived with Spanish host families. During the semester, they went on a number of weekend excursions; some were part of the program but others were optional or student-organized. The course lasted until the end of April.  The trip to Portugal was from Friday, Jan 22nd to Sunday, Jan 24th, 2016. They went to Lisbon, the medieval-renaissance city of Sintra, and the beach city of Cascais.  The trip to Toledo was on Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016.  Toledo is a city that in medieval times harbored three of the world´s great religions. They visited the cathedral, a former synagogue and a former mosque; the latter two were made into churches with the re-conquest in 1492.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Number

Name

GenEd
Cluster

GenEd
Group

Program

ART 200 Art in General Culture: Ghana (3 credits) 2 2 JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship
ART 200  Art in General Culture (3 credits) Summer in London: British Art
ART 392 Topics in Art - Landscape Painting (3 credits) Painting in Southern France
ART 392 Topics in Art - Landscape Drawing (3 credits) Painting in Southern France
ART 392 Special Topics in Art: Exploring Arts, Healing and Health in Russia (3 credits) Exploring Arts, Healing, and Health in Russia 
ARTH 205 Survey of World Art, Ancient to Renaissance (3 credits) Michelangelo's Rome
ARTH 210  African Art and Culture in the Humanities (3 credits) JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship
ARTH 312 African Art: Sub Saharan Art History (3 credits) JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship
ARTH 320 Travel Study in Art History (3 credits) Paris and Normandy: Civilization, Culture, Memory
ARTH 320 Travel Study in Art History (3 credits) JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship

ARTH 389

ARTH 389


ARTH 389


The City of Rome (3 credits)


East Meets West in the Visual Arts (3 credits)


The Politics of Plunder: Controversy and Collecting at the British Museum and Beyond (3 credits)

Michelangelo's Rome


Summer in London: British Art


Summer in London: British Art

ARTH 459 Special Topics in 17th and 18th Century Art: Patrons and Curators: Building Rome's Greatest Collections (3 credits) Michelangelo's Rome
ARTH
469
Visual Culture in Victorian England (3 credits) Summer in London: British Art
ARCD 392 Topics in Architectural Design: Japanese Architecture and Design 1 (3 credits) Architecture and Design in Japan
ARCD 392 Topics in Architectural Design: Japanese Architecture and Design 2 (3 credits) Architecture and Design in Japan
ARCD 496 Internship  Architecture and Design in Japan
HUM
250
Foundations of Western Culture: Rome (3 credits) Michelangelo's Rome

HUM
251


HUM
251

Modern Perspectives. French Revolution (3 credits)


Modern Perspectives: London (3 credits)

Painting in Southern France

Summer in London: British Art

Agnes Carbrey's 2016 class Painting in Southern FranceAgnes Carbrey's 2016 class Painting in Southern France