Paris & London: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)
In this eight-week summer program beginning in Paris and moving on to London, students will study the historical development of architectural styles and aesthetics. Courses will draw on the art and architecture of the cities themselves and on their extraordinary infrastructure. Through classroom lectures and local excursions in both cities, students will be asked to consider and account for points of similarity and difference in architectural detail and aesthetics. Students will spend four weeks in Paris, completing one course before moving on to the remaining four weeks in London to complete the second course. This program is ideal for students interested in art history, architecture and urban studies.
Students enroll in the following two courses.
CAS AH 383: Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape (4)
(Taught in Paris.) Traces the development of Parisian architecture and urbanism, from the Roman era to the present, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries and emphasizing dynamic relationships among architecture, urban development, and socio-political history. Syllabus
CAS AH 381: London Architecture and Urbanism (4 credits)
(Taught in London.) Explores the evolution of urban form in London from the walled town of the Middle Ages to the modern city, discussing town planning and architecture in relation to urban, economic, and cultural history, and to the other arts. Donnellan. Syllabus
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Program Faculty & Staff
In Boston a program manager facilitates the admissions and pre-departure procedures and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Paris. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations.
The BU Paris Academic Center, including administrative offices and classrooms, is located in the fifteenth arrondissement, within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower.
All Boston University London programs are administered in coordination with our Boston and London offices. In London the staff comprises a resident director as well as administrative, academic, and housing personnel. Selected British, French, and visiting Boston University faculty teach the courses.