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AUGUSTANA FACULTY LED PROGRAM: Art 197A: Art History Viewing Laboratory: New York City
New York, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Housing Options:
Course Leader:
Twa, Lindsay
Program Provider:
Augustana University
Areas of Study:
Art, History
Program Capacity:
Academic Prerequisites:
Additional Prerequisites:
Academic Good Standing, Dean of Students Approval, Faculty Leader Approval
Additional Fees:
$150 IPO Administrative Fee
Program Description:
Academic Overview
Recognizing that reproductions of works of art and architecture rarely convey a work’s scope, technique and context, this spring break short course supplements the Introduction to Art History courses with a “viewing laboratory” in New York City.  Through this course, students will apply their classroom studies to primary engagement with works representing the entire history of world art, from Africa and Asia, to precious manuscripts of the medieval and Islamic world, to the birth of modernism, a history of architecture and the rise of skyscrapers, and on to cutting-edge contemporary art galleries.  And all found on the one small island of Manhattan!  

  • To apply classroom knowledge gained through Art/Hist 112 and/or Art/Hist 113 to first-hand observations of works of art and architecture.
  • To articulate through site reports how specific examples of art and architecture fit within the history and stylistic development of world art.
  • To describe in detail the formal, contextual, and historic qualities of viewed works of art and architecture, both orally and in writing.
  • To gain confidence through learning to navigate a major city and its cultural offerings.

Comprehensive Fee
The 2016 course cost is $2,400, plus $150 IPO Administrative Fee.  The course cost is determined by amount of participants and airline fees.
Comprehensive fee includes round trip airfare from Sioux Falls; transit pass; museum entrance fees; Statue of Liberty tour; Empire State Building tour; Broadway musical, Time Square accommodations in twin and triple rooms; and 4 evening meals.  A simple breakfast such as cereal is also available every morning.
Students are advised to budget at least $250 dollars for remainder of meals, souvenirs and evening entertainment. 

Completion of or concurrent registration in Art/Hist 112 or Art/Hist 113; or permission of instructor.

Required Reading
Fred Kleiner and Christin Mamiya, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (12th ed. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2005:  ISBN 0155050907)
Carol von Pressentin Wright, Blue Guide New York [17th ed. (W. W. Norton & Company; 3 edition (April 2002); ISBN-10: 0393319857] (Or similar New York City travel guide and map)

15%  Attendance at all lectures and events
30%  Two Site/Artist Reports
40%  Viewing Journal
15%  Final Evaluative Essay

Program Director
Lindsay J. Twa, Ph.D., Augustana University; 605.274.4010

Dates / Deadlines:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.