May or Winter Term off-campus study project on a historical theme.
Winter Term informationBarbara Whitehead
183A: The French Revolution (off-campus)
This three-week class will study the course of events that make up the French Revolution. Beginning with the 1787 Assembly of Notables and ending with the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte as first emperor of France, we will trace the path of this landmark event in world history as it played out in the streets of Paris. After a week of intensive study on campus consisting of lectures, discussions, movies, and student presentations, the class will relocate to Paris where we will spend approximately eleven days walking in the footsteps of the revolutionaries. Sites visited will include: Versailles, Les Halles, Place de la Bastille, the Palace of the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, Musee Carnavelet (City Museum of Paris), Hotel de Ville, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame, Cluny Museum, L'Arc de Triomphe, Place Vendome, Malmaison, and of course, the Eiffel Tower.