Courses

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Courses

Students at Oxbridge in Paris can choose from more than 20 academic and creative courses in French or English that are all designed to make the most of their summer study abroad experience in Paris through daily outings to museums and historic sites, guest speakers, project-work, and more.

Creative Writing: Writing Paris

Oxbridge students spend their summer study abroad in Paris on a journey of experiential learning, drawing inspiration from the city, to truly learn how write creatively and freely with skill. Led by professional writers and guest speakers, the emphasis is to inspire new writing as well as polish writing skills. Students visit evocative settings, such as Hemingway’s favorite café or St. Genevieve’s statue in the Luxembourg Gardens, and attend readings by established poets and writers, in order to spur creativity. They edit and publish their best work in the program’s literary magazine.

Fashion

During summer study abroad in Paris with Oxbridge, students use the city’s fashion resources, and are introduced to the history and modern processes of haute-couture. They become acquainted with the main facets of the business - from factory floor to shop floor to boutique - visit some of the most famous houses as well as their artisanal suppliers, and learn the basics of clothes and accessory design. The course culminates in a fashion show in which the students première their creations. Materials fee of $100 US for Majors; $50 US for Minors.

French Language: Conversation and Composition

Taking full advantage of the city of Paris, and using innovative and interactive teaching methods, this French language immersion course offers a review of tenses and structures, as well as vocabulary-building exercises with a strong focus on conversational proficiency. Language learning is approached through storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate museums and cultural sites, and bring students into contact with local native speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking.

Paris: Villege Imaginaire

Paris a inspiré les plus célèbres artistes, cinéastes, écrivains, et créateurs. Parfois la ville lumière joue un rôle principal dans leur œuvre, parfois elle n’est que son inspiration. A travers ce cours pluridisciplinaire -- qui allie promenades en ville, visites de musées, films, lectures, et exercices d’écriture -- les étudiants découvrent comment Paris a été imaginé et représenté par différents artistes, tout en travaillant leurs propres créations multimédia.

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An emerging field, Animal Studies draws from a wide range of academic disciplines including philosophy, history, visual arts, law, biology, and environmental science. It focuses on the relationship between humans and animals through cultures and time, and addresses the representation of those relationships, their implications in terms of ethics and politics, as well as the interdependency between species at a time of environmental collapse. Students on this course examine everything from the history of blood sports to the development of lab-grown burgers in order to address the shifting place of animals in the 21st-century conscience.

Architecture is all around us - a fascinating subject encompassing art, design, history, math, and social sciences. This course offers students the chance to explore a unique discipline, which can open up many diverse career avenues. Paris is the perfect classroom to learn about two thousand years of architectural history, and the ways in which successive generations have responded to the changing needs of the city, its buildings, and parks. On-site workshops, combined with sketching and design exercises, discussions and written projects, familiarize students with the main schools of architecture and urban design, helping them to understand the contexts and challenges that defined them, and their impact on our daily lives. Through sketches, collages, models, and maps, students will develop invaluable new skills and ways of thinking, working towards an impressive final exhibition of their practical, contemporary designs for a site in Paris. Equipment fee of $175 US for Majors; $75 US for Minors.

Paris is the perfect classroom for students interested in learning about two thousand years of architectural history and the way in which successive generations responded to the changing needs of the city. On-site workshops, combined with sketching and design, familiarize students with the main schools of architecture and help them understand the contexts and challenges that inspired and defined them. Equipment fee of $100 US for Majors; $50 US for Minors.

Students in this course receive a varied, hands-on introduction to architectural history and theory amid some of the world's most recognizable monumnets and buildings. As possibly the most architecturally diverse and fascinating city in the world, Paris itself is the perfect classroom as students spend each day venturing throughout the city to examine 2000 years of urban development and design. Stimulating onsite workshops and presentations enable participants to identify and define the most important schools of architecture at a glance, and to explore the social, political, and cultural contexts that inspired them.

With the Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, and Pompidou collections all within reach, this course introduces students to Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, and Modernist art. Working in museums, students learn how to read masterpieces by Michelangelo, da Vinci, David, Delacroix, Manet, Rodin, and Monet, as well as important works by prominent Surrealist, Cubist, and Pop artists. 

Les élèves apprennent à lire, décrire et évaluer une oeuvre d'art, par une approche multidisciplinaire indispensable à une compréhension de sa valeur significative et existentielle. La démarche permettra à l'étudiant de décoder le processus créateur de l'artiste ainsi que les réactions souvent violentes que l'oeuvre peut avoir suscitées. Le cours couvre tous les grands mouvements artistiques, en approfondissant particulièrement ceux – de David au surréalisme – qui ont révolutionné l'art depuis 1789. 

French Immersion

Ce cours allie la lecture de pièces de théâtre du répertoire francophone à des activités visant à développer l’expression orale. Par la pratique de l’improvisation théâtrale et du jeu de rôle, et par de nombreux exercices de diction, rythme et intonation, les étudiants acquièrent plus d’aisance et améliorent la qualité de leur production orale. Ils apprennent également diverses techniques de discours et s’exercent à travers une série de débats sur les grandes questions du jour. La dernière semaine, la classe crée sa propre version d’un classique du théâtre qu’elle présente lors du spectacle de fin de programme.

Students focus on Paris as a city full of stories and characters. Through images, short readings, and exercises, they draw inspiration from the city in order to hone and broaden their writing kills. Led by professional writers and guest speakers, the emphasis is to stimulate and inspire new writing as well as polish writing skills. Students visit evocative settings, such as Hemingway’s favorite café, Beckett’s tomb, or St. Genevieve’s statue in the Luxembourg Gardens, and attend readings by established poets and writers, in order to spur creativity. They edit and publish their best work in the program’s literary magazine.

“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” Students discover French cuisine from the evolution of regional dishes and the invention of the café to the development of the modern food industry. Classroom sessions are enhanced by tastings in some of Paris’ most beloved bakeries and shops, as well as practical cooking sessions, during which students try their hand at French gastronomy.  Lab fee of $300 US for Majors; $250 US for Minors.

Les étudiants découvrent l'histoire de la cuisine française, de l'évolution de la spécialité régionale à l'invention du restaurant, des origins de la culture des cafés parisiens au développement de l'industrie alimentaire moderne. Ils étudient de célèbres experts culinaires tels que Vatel, Escoffier, Brillat-Savarin et M.F.K. Fisher. Aux cours s'ajoutent de nombreuses visites: boulangeries parisiennes où les étudiants peuvent observer les méthodes ancestrales de la cuisson du pain, marchés locaux, boucheries et pâtisseries où ils peuvent profiter des dégustations tout en apprenant la riche histoire des cuisines qui ont fait de la France une terre reconnue pour sa gastronomie. Lors de la dernière semaine du programme, plusieurs sessions sont enseignées dans les cuisines de l'école gastronomique Le Cordon Bleu où les étudiants ont l'occasion de s'essayer à la cuisine française sous la supervision des chefs de l'école.

Brexit, the future of the Euro - in this course students discover the economic institutions that affect all our lives, learn how they have changed over time, and the consequences of these changes. They develop a comprehensive grasp of contemporary economic and social institutions ("capitalism", "globalization", "the market") and their potential futures, not least by exploring their historical development. They address the foundational concepts, principles, and assumptions of the dominant neoclassical economic theory (micro and macro), and go on to test their knowledge against current issues.

This course covers the major political and social movements that have shaped European history. Using Paris as their laboratory, students discover the forces that spawned the city's Roman, Medieval, Revolutionary, and Napoleonic moments, before moving forward to assess France's role today in the European Union and the world. Daily readings and debates held at historic sites, bring the past, in all its glory and intermittent darkness, back to life. 

Using the city’s fashion resources, students are introduced to the history and modern processes of haute-couture. They become acquainted with the main facets of the business - from factory floor to shop floor to boutique - visit some of the most famous houses as well as their artisanal suppliers, and learn the basics of clothes and accessory design.  The course culminates in a fashion show in which the students première their creations. Materials fee of $100 US for Majors; $50 US for Minors.

Students use France’s rich and varied cinematographic heritage as a window into the nation’s cultural soul. They are introduced to France and the French as they are laughed at, and cried over, by the world’s oldest cinematographic industry, from the Frères Lumière to Mathieu Kassovitz, via the Poetic Realism of the 1920s, Vichy’s dark cinema, and the Nouvelle Vague.  Students compare and contrast France’s versions of itself with those produced by Hollywood.

Led by professionals, and borrowing on some of the great productions of French cinema, students work in small groups to brainstorm, conceive, write and produce short films (fiction, non-fiction, documentary, or experimental), which they shoot with digital video cameras and edit with professional editing software. Students screen their films at the end of the program. Lab fee of $300 US for Majors; $150 US for Minors

Students study the character, composition, and style of classic French cinema in order to better understand and contextualize the revolutionary work of Godard, the New Wave, the post-New Wave, and to plan their own films, which they make, produce, and edit on site. The program concludes with a festival in which students present their work. Lab fee of $300 US for Majors; Minors do not make films, but focus on film history and criticism.

Examining the rich culture and history of France using Paris as our classroom

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

The emphasis of this course is on the use of spoken French through group work and in real-life situations. The course follows three major principles: functional language, interactive patterns, and tolerance of errors. Structures and functions are linked to communicative settings so that students can see the practical application of the language they are learning, and at the same time engage in stimulating and enjoyable activities. Communication in French is reinforced through interaction with Parisians in cafés, marketplaces and shops. French culture is taught by visiting major sites and museums in addition to going to a fashion show, participating in a cooking class, listening to lectures by outside speakers and going out to watch French movies in the native tongue. The overall aim is to improve the level of each student’s linguistic abilities and to make them aware of the striking differences between the various registers of the French language (written and spoken, journalistic, standard, colloquial and slang).

This class seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the French language and culture with a particular focus on speaking and listening. The city of Paris itself will serve as classroom as students brush up on their grammar skills, and learn new vocabulary and constructions to help them navigate the city and to prepare them for their future French studies. In this class, mostly conducted in French, students will engage with their teacher, each other, as well as local Parisians to truly put theory into practice. Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their reading and writing skills with daily assignments.

This class seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the French language and culture with a particular focus on speaking and listening. The city of Paris itself will serve as classroom as students brush up on existing grammar skills, delve into more complex tenses and constructions, and learn new vocabulary. This knowledge will both help them navigate the city and prepare them for their future French studies. This course will follow one main principle: the students will create a guide of the city of Paris based on their specific fields of interest. As students examine every aspect of their chosen topic, they will learn more about the different ways of communication in French: the media (press, television, radio), publicity (advertising), arts, politics, professional or job-related language, and so forth. Communication in French will be reinforced through interaction with Parisians in cafés, marketplaces and shops. French culture will also be taught by visiting museums, interviewing Parisians in a variety of contexts in public places, and by studying the different registers of language (written, spoken, journalistic, standard, colloquial, and slang).

Led by gifted imaginative teachers, our students learn French through interactive exercises and immersion in Parisian life. Regardless of ability, our goal is to improve each participant's skills in four main areas: reading, writing, comprehension, and communication. Rather than being limited to grammar review and vocabulary absorbtion, students enjoy active learning throughout. A special emphasis is placed on exercisesthat bring students in contact with native Parisians, thus taking full advantage of an ideal environment in which linguistic imrpovement, cultural awareness and personal development go hand-in-hand.

For students who have never had classroom instruction in French and who desire to get a leg up before taking French in school or who want to begin to speak French while they're in Paris. From the first day, students engage in conversation, learning to ask directions, order in a restaurant, and communicate with the people they encounter in Paris. By the end of the month, students can converse competently in French, have built up a solid functional vocabulary, and are on their way to becoming comfortable French speakers.

Taking full advantage of the city of Paris, and using innovative and interactive teaching methods, this course offers a review of tenses and structures, as well as vocabulary-building exercises with a strong focus on conversational proficiency. Language learning is approached through a variety of activities, such as storytelling and role playing, and short thematic units that integrate museums and cultural sites, and bring students into contact with local native speakers. Students work on pronunciation, intonation, and public speaking. They are evaluated on the first day and placed in a group with others of a similar level.

Nous offrons ce cours pour aider les étudiants qui ont atteint un certain niveau en Français à affiner leurs compétences écrites et orales. Il sera l'occasion pour les étudiants de faire des activités orales (interviews, jeux de rôle, scènes de théâtre, discussion guidée avec des Français au gré de différentes visites dans la ville) et des activités d'écriture intensive comme des devoirs d'imagination, des poèmes, des analyses de texte, ou encore des critiques de film. Ce programme exigeant a pour but d'entraîner les élèves et de les rendre plus sûrs d'eux, notamment ceux qui projettent de passer les examens AP et IB.

Nous offrons ce cours pour aider les étudiants qui ont atteint un certain niveau en Français à affiner leurs compétences écrites et orales. Il sera l'occasion pour les étudiants de faire des activités orales (interviews, jeux de rôle, scènes de théâtre, discussion guidée avec des Français au gré de différentes visites dans la ville) et des activités d'écriture intensive comme des devoirs d'imagination, des poèmes, des analyses de texte, ou encore des critiques de film. Ce programme exigeant a pour but d'entraîner les élèves et de les rendre plus sûrs d'eux, notamment ceux qui projettent de passer les examens AP et IB.

The discussion surrounding global gender injustice and identity has gained renewed traction in recent years thanks to social media and movements such as #MeToo and The Women’s March. This course seeks to understand how gender became a primary organizing principle in society, how and why societies developed gender ‘scripts’, and how gender identity and representation play out in different social spheres: law, education, art, film, literature, healthcare, politics, and media.  Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, students seek to understand how gendered structures affect lives and how, in many geographies, the situation is rapidly evolving and post-gender futures are becoming imaginable.

S’appuyant sur les grandes collections parisiennes - le Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, Pompidou - les élèves apprennent à lire, décrire et évaluer une oeuvre d’art, leur permettant de comprendre le processus créateur de l’artiste ainsi que les réactions souvent violentes que l’oeuvre peut avoir suscitées. Le cours couvre tous les grands mouvements artistiques. 

At a time of unparalleled European integration, this course tackles a broad range of topics and issues, including criminal law, the creation of national constitutions, human rights law, war crimes and the legal justification for international conflicts. The class aims to teach students to think globally, by introducing key concepts of international relations, diplomacy and geopolitics. It then moves on to examine legal aspects by focusing on International Law & Comparative Law, as well as providing a valuable introduction to the essential workings of the European Union, a key player in the current international arena. The students participate in a joint debate session with the Developmental Medicine class on such topics as the legal and medical issues surrounding child abuse.

Working in the country that, for centuries, lent its language to diplomacy, and in the city that has hosted more famous treaty negotiations than any other, students address International Relations both through its theoretical bases and by focusing on key issues of the day. Subjects covered include globalization and its political, economic, and social effects; environmental challenges; new forms of war and peace; the changing nature of security challenges; peacekeeping operations; the regional complexities of areas like the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia; and the relationships and rivalries that define global order today. 

En tentant de définir le statut de l’artiste et de l’avant-garde dans le contexte actuel, ce cours permet aux étudiants d’évaluer à la fois l’évolution de l’influence française sur la civilisation occidentale à partir de 1850 et l’univers français contemporain. Cette analyse s’effectue à travers les thèmes de l’art, de la littérature, de l’architecture, de la mode et de la gastronomie. Supplément de $200 US pour la classe Majeure.

French Immersion

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the interdisciplinary notion and the principle movements of the Avant-Garde via the discovery and exploration of a concrete and very visible city: Paris. The notion of the Avant-Garde will be studied in a variety of ways, but the course will focus on four principle areas in which the French have a rich history of innovation and excellence: the fine arts, fashion, literature, and gastronomy. Using a combination of texts, films and visual aids, the course will start with an introduction to the very notion of “avant-garde” and the history of Paris as a major cultural venue and realm. Once the historical background has been painted, time will be devoted to visits to museums, galleries, and studios in order to allow a firsthand interaction with some of the most striking features and forms of Avant-Garde Paris. This stimulating and exciting program is designed to engage the students intellectually with the city and inspire creative reactions to it from them. Discussion and debate raised by the students themselves form an important part of the understanding and the appreciation of our syllabus, and provide an insight into the exciting arena of experimental ideas.

En alliant les oeuvres de grands philosophes français avec l’histoire même de la France, ce cours propose de mettre en lumière deux des notions les plus fondamentales à l’expérience humaine, le bien et le mal. Les étudiants lisent des auteurs tels que Gide, Sartre, Camus et Lévi-Strauss et renouent avec les conflits et débats – Vichy, la guerre d’Algérie, le rôle de l’Etat, la mondialisation, l’immigration, l’Europe – qui ont alimenté leur oeuvre.

In this epic center of literary achievement, students explore the works of a host of famous international figures whose writings have reflected Parisian society adn history through the ages. Covering translated works by such legendary French authors as Moliere, Voltaire, Baudelaire, Hugo, and Balzac, as well as paying homage to 20th century icons suche as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Orwell, this course introducecs students to the astonishing wealth of literatrue inspired by hte city. As such, they engage intimately with Paris and its past prose and poetry, visits to authors' homes and graves, and frequent debates in literary cafes and bookstores.

En combinant lectures et visites, ce cours permet aux étudiants de découvrir la topographie créative des auteurs de langue française dont Paris a marqué l’oeuvre. Les écrits de Balzac, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Proust, Céline, Simenon, Duras, ainsi que bien d’autres, qui ont fait de Paris leur muse, permettent à l’étudiant d’instaurer sa propre relation littéraire avec la ville, d’abord en tenant un journal puis en s’essayant à d’autres formes d’écriture.

This hands-on course introduces students to key aspects of medical science and modern medical practice. Combining specialist lectures with experiments and class discussions, students learn the main principles of human anatomy and physiology, the pathology and significance of certain diseases, discover the main challenges that medical science faces today, and examine the wide and growing range of possible careers in medicine. 

A travers séminaires et visites, ce cours vise à dévoiler les recoins cachés de Paris afin d’en révéler l’histoire secrète allant de la tribu des Parisii à la révolution culturelle de 1968, en passant par les étapes clefs telles que la Grande Révolution, Napoléon, la Commune, et la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale, qui, notamment, en opposant résistants et collaborateurs, a contribué à désunir un peuple en marquant à jamais son identité nationale.

Students go behind the scenes of artistic Paris and explore the Avant-Garde in art, literature, theory, fashion, sculpture, film, gastronomy, and multimedia. Through a dynamic array of readings, guest speakers, and visits to studios, fashion houses, media venues, and museums, students discover the exciting milieu that, for over a century, has made Paris the world capital of style and innovation. Supplementary fee of $200 US for Majors

Paris a inspiré les plus célèbres artistes, cinéastes, écrivains, et créateurs. Parfois la ville lumière joue un rôle principal dans leur œuvre, parfois elle n’est que son inspiration. A travers ce cours pluridisciplinaire -- qui allie promenades en ville, visites de musées, films, lectures, et exercices d’écriture -- les étudiants découvrent comment Paris a été imaginé et représenté par différents artistes, tout en travaillant leurs propres créations multimédia. 

Ce cours avancé d’expression orale et écrite s’adresse aux étudiants qui veulent enrichir leur vocabulaire et approfondir leur connaissance de la grammaire française et de ses complexités, tels que l’emploi du subjonctif et du conditionnel, la concordance des temps et le choix des pronoms personnels et relatifs. Les étudiants lisent la presse nationale et regardent des extraits de films contemporains, ils discutent de questions de société et de sujets d’actualité, et s’initient à l’art du débat. Ils s’essaient à différents types d’écriture et créent un portefeuille qu’ils présentent à la fin du programme.

France’s greatest thinkers serve as guides to the meaning of life, the nature of knowledge, the struggle between freedom and responsibility, irrationality in human thought, and other key points of inquiry. Students consider seminal texts, evaluating the effect they had on art, literature, and society, and use them as a jumping off point for coming up with philosophies for the new millennium.

From the top of Montmartre to the winding Canal Saint Martin, beginners as well as more advanced students are guided by a professional photographer as they transform the city into their private studio. They hone their skills on assignments that cover art, photography, essay, landscape, photojournalism, portraiture, and learn to develop their own photos in the school’s darkroom. Students build up a portfolio and their best work is displayed at the final exhibition. They need a 35mm reflex camera. Film is supplied. Lab fee of $300 US for the Major; $150 US for the Minor.

Photography and Paris reciprocate mutually in this course - Paris, its monuments, aesthetic beauty, and immense diversity as stimuli and inspiration for photography: photography as a way to explore and discover the city. This course is designed to teach students mastery of the 35 mm format camera, whilst learning the fundamentals of composition, light and shadow in black and white photography. The three main areas of concentration to be covered are: spatial and graphic concerns; portraiture; and photojournalism. An awareness of the space surrounding us as individuals and new ways of seeing and perceiving will be primary concerns as we move through different sites around Paris. Basic mastery of darkroom techniques and printing will be undertaken, as well as more experimental approaches. Final projects for the class will include portraiture, a photo essay, and the organization and composition of an exhibition of the group’s work over the month.

La Tour Eiffel, Notre Dame, les grands boulevards, la Seine et ses ponts, les cafés et leurs terrasses-autant de vibrantes images de Paris qui nous viennent immédiatement à l'esprit…Mais que nous disent-elle de la façon dont vivent la ville et ses habitants? A l'aide de la technologie numérique, les étudiants documentent leur découverte de Paris et des Parisiens tout en développant leur oeil de journaliste. Ce faisant, ils apprennent à décrypter les signes et à voir au-delà des clichés pour mieux comprendre les culture et style de vie français. Un travail sur le français écrit accompagne l'approche photographique à travers la production d'une publication journalistique qui relate visuellement et textuellement leurs expériences.

Students investigate a wide range of case histories, touching on dreams, memory, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, they conduct experiments and examine their findings under the guidance of practicing clinicians. They pay special attention to the evolution of psychology in Europe, tracing it back to Rousseau’s concept of stages of development and to Freud’s time in Paris. 

Students investigate a wide range of case histories, touching on dreams, memory, anxiety, body language, gender, and sexuality. At the same time, they conduct experiments and examine their findings under the guidance of practicing clinicians. They pay special attention to the evolution of psychology in Europe, tracing it back to Rousseau’s concept of stages of development, focusing on Freud’s time in Paris, and analyzing the work of Jacques Lacan in psychoanalysis.

Ce cours expose les étudiants aux concepts de base ainsi qu'aux principales méthodes de la science politique, traitant dans un premier temps de ses origines et composantes majeures – la sociologie, l'économie et le droit – avant d'aborder ses thèmes dominants – le pouvoir et les idées politiques. Les cours sont complétés par des visites de Paris, ville qui fut longtemps le centre du monde politique et diplomatique de l'Occident. 

In this course, students spend their time capturing sights such as Notre Dame, masterpieces at the Musée Rodin, or a street scene in Montmartre. They hone their technique in a variety of media including watercolor, pastel, pencil, and charcoal. Their best work is exhibited at the end of the program. Materials fee of $250 US for Majors; $150 US for Minors.

Through a series of interactive classes, debates, and seminars, students examine the European Union and its evolving legal framework. They look back at the treaties that founded what would become the Union, and its approach to legislation, before moving on to assess its impact on legal notions of sovereignty, economic action, commerce, foreign policy, human rights, and international judicial authority. Students complete the course by investigating the future of the EU through an original international law case study.