NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

A World in Light (P-12)

EDUC 600




Instructor: Rhea Sprecher

Grading: Letter

Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Monday, June 30, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This 3 credit continuing education graduate course has been designed to introduce teachers to the major impressionist artists’ great works and private lives, as well as the history of this important art movement and period. The course will cover the theoretical base of the course content and methodology together with the underlying principles and concepts. 

This theory states, in part, that student achievement will improve if these principles, concepts and strategies are followed (see handout). The course content will incorporate the history of this period in France and the world through its paintings and photographs by the art masters. Course methodology will include the development of a Mini Unit Project which incorporates the content into a meaningful and usable curriculum, together with workable classroom strategies and  activities. Specific instructional strategies will include power point presentations, cooperative learning activities, and a visitation. Specific focus on student achievement will be tied to the strategies and activities covered. Lots of ideas, materials, strategies and activitieswill be presented, shared, analyzed and evaluated.


As result of participation in this course, participates should know and understand:

1.     The theoretical base of the course content and methodology, together with the underlying principles and concepts.

2.      The international interrelationships and scope of the Impressionist Movement.

3.      The difference between impressionists of different countries and the other art movements.

4.      How to distinguish the difference between the styles and subjects of each impressionist artist.

5.      How to plan and implement student classroom applications of the impressionism style.

6.      How to promote a love and understanding of the works of the impressionists in France and the rest of the world.

7.      How to use the classroom applications of this course to help students of participants achieve at a higher level.

8.      How to develop a Plan of Action that incorporates Impressionistic art applications into the curriculum and classroom strategies.


Broude, N. (1999). World Impressionism. New York, NY: Abradale Press.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.

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