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Featured Summer Course: History of Art

A brief interview with instructor Paula Carabell

What’s the most unusual thing you cover in your summer course?

Can a 25,000 year old object be a work of art? How were the Egyptians buried? In the Middle Ages, what drove people to walk 1000 miles from France to Spain?


How is taking your course online different from in-person?

I’ve been teaching online since 2013 (and have been doing classroom teaching for over 20 years)/ When you take an online course, you do not meet as a class, but rather, work individually. You will have assignments such as discussion board posts to complete each week, but these can be done anytime from Monday through Sunday. It’s great whether you like to work during the day or even in the middle of the night! To succeed at an online course, you need to be able to work independently. It’s a great way to earn credits over the summer without having to be on campus.


What one thing should students know (or find out) before signing up for your course? 

The one thing that students should know/think about is that there is not always a definitive answer as to an object’s meaning. How then, do art historians and archeologists reach a consensus or do they?

If interested, do sign up for:

CRN 20025 ARH1010 - History of Art Survey I