Career Strategy Fellowships Study Abroad Summer Session MyCIPE

Age of Cathedrals

You are here

Program Information

Location

Paris, France

Term

Summer

Dates

Saturday, July 1, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

Language

English

Discipline

Humanities

Distributional Requirements

Fulfills Hu distributional requirement

Structure

Study Center

Course Number

FREN S305/HUMS S267/LITR S176

Credits

2 Yale credits

Instructor

R. Howard Bloch 

Prerequisites

None

Description

A study of the culture and monuments of the High Middle Ages in France, with visits to Notre-Dame de Paris, Saint Denis, Chartres, Sainte-Chapelle, Amiens, Beauvais, Reims, the Cité de l'Architecture, Cluny Museum,  and discussion of accompanying historical, literary, and philosophical works by Peter Abelard, Abbot Suger, Rutebeuf, Saint Bernard, Joinville, Thibaut de Champagne, Pseudo-Dionysius, Marie de France, Jacques de Voragine, Guibert de Nogent, and the anonymous Song of Roland, Quest for the Holy Grail, fabliaux, and courtly lyric. Core consideration of gothic architecture, urban and economic renewal, and intellectual, social, and religious life of twelfth- and thirteenth-century France. Participants choose to receive credit in either FREN, HUMS, or LITR.

The syllabus below is from last summer; participants will receive this summer's syllabus at the start of the program.

Budget

Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad updates program budgets in late January. Please note the year listed on the button below.

Summer 2017 Budget

Trips and Activities

The program will visit the first gothic cathedral at Saint Denis, explore the nave, treasury, and towers of Notre-Dame de Paris, the stained glass windows and sculptural programs of the Sainte-Chapelle, Chartres, Amiens, and Beauvais, along with the material objects of cathedral culture in Paris’s Cluny Museum of the Middle Ages.

Housing

Students will live in an international dorm at St. John's University - Paris Campus, in double-occupancy rooms. Breakfast is included daily at St. John's; students will be on their own for lunch and dinner each day. A student cafeteria with discount prices is located only two metro stops from the dorm.

Notes

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements; additional information will be provided upon admission.

Questions

For course content questions contact instructor R. Howard Bloch. For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff.

Learn More

Review eligibility requirements, the application process, and deadlines:

How to Apply