UMAIE Course Number: T4222
SAU Course Equivalency: FREN 310, Special Topics in French and Francophone Studies (four credits)
Instructor: Stephanie Lohse and Ashley Shams, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of St. Thomas
Dates: January 7-30, 2014. (NOTE:SAU classes begin January 15)
Location: Paris, France
Price: $5,590 (subject to change)
What does it mean to be "French," from a French perspective? Are we all a little bit French? Through readings, lectures, site visits, and individual exploration of the city of Paris, students will be introduced to important elements of French national identity, including key historical, architectural, and artistic monuments. As they explore the city, students will be encouraged to experience its treasures - big and small - from a French perspective. They will gain an understanding of the role cultural treasures may play in an individual's understanding of his or her own identity, as well as the ways in which cultural artifacts and sites may contribute to a shared sense of community. Students will be encouraged to question how "community" can or should be defined.
Course materials will include readings on French history, culture, architecture, and art, as well as literary descriptions of Paris. A course packet will provide practical information and a series of activities to guide students in their exploration of the city. This course offers an intensive French language experience for students wishing to earn upper-division French credit while studying French history and experiencing French culture first-hand.
Priority Deadline: April 12, 2013
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.