American University of Paris
Fall Semester Elective 2022
12 - 18 credits

Join students from around the world in the heart of Paris to spend a semester challenging yourself in courses across an array of disciplines including Art History, Business, Film, Communications, Politics and Psychology. SAI semester students at AUP select 3 - 5 courses from the range of subjects offered for a total of 12 - 18 credits. Motivated students have the option of adding an SAI Global Leadership Certificate to their AUP semester program.


Application: now open
Closes: May 15, 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Earn an SAI Global Leadership or International Service Certificate.
  • Join active student clubs.
  • 200+ courses taught each semester in a range of disciplines.

Program Dates
August 25, 2022 – December 17, 2022


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Freshman (1st year) or above.

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 88+ or IELTS: 6.5+, or proof of attending school in English for 3+ years.



Arts and Sciences
Business Administration
Communications
Comparative Literature and English
Computer Science, Mathematics & Science
Drama
Economics
English Literature & Writing
Film Studies
History
International Comparative Politics
Language

Arts and Sciences

4.0 Credits
Anthropology | Course #: AN 1002 | Open
Socio-cultural anthropology is the comparative study of human societies and cultures. This course is designed to introduce students to central areas of anthropological inquiry, a range of key theoretical perspectives and the discipline’s holistic approach. Through field-based research projects, students will also gain familiarity with the discipline’s qualitative research methods (especially participant observation). While students will encounter the works of key historical figures in the discipline, they will also discover current debates on globalization and transnationalism. Finally, this course also strives to cultivate students’ ability to reflect critically on their own identities and cultures, thereby gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and an improved set of intercultural communication skills.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Anthropology | Course #: AN 3060 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course requires an 90 Euro course fee.
This course examines the intersection of food and the senses from an anthropological perspective. We will explore the intersection between food and culture; the impact of social, political and economic contexts on our foods and foodways; French food culture; and taste, cuisine and commensality as forms of inter-cultural communication. Students apply class readings and practice ethnographic methodologies in a few short study trips.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Anthropology | Course #: AN 3091 | Open
This course concerns how visual anthropology extends into the domain of virtual, augmented and immersive realities and asks: What are the social and political consequences of these imaging technologies for what reality means in a post-truth world? Traditional approaches to visual anthropology, using the tools of photography and film, have tended to treat subject-object relations within a web of representation that is static and bounded, where the image serves as an archive of empirical truth and the other is witnessed and experienced first-hand. However, we live in an age where reality is more than representation; an age where simulations of events, places and experiences in virtual worlds and immersive environments come to stand as empirical truths. In this course, we will adopt a hybrid theoretical/practical approach to explore case studies ranging from AR/VR journalism of conflict zones to climate change video games, holographic protests, and photogrammetric simulations of forensic investigations. This approach invites students to investigate how facts, truths and perceptions of reality are (re)shaped as well as problematized by the visual cultures of new media.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 1003 | Open
Uses the unsurpassed richness of the art museums of Paris as the principal teaching resource. The history of Western Art is studied through the close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media. The works chosen illuminate the political, social and religious contexts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo periods, and the modern epoch.

The course has an extra course fee of 25 euros.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 1020 | Open
Continues the study of the most significant monuments of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, from the Renaissance to the 20th- century. Emphasizes historical context, continuity, and critical analysis. Includes direct contact with works of art in Parisian museums.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2000 | Open
Investigates the growth patterns of Paris from Roman times though the Second Empire. Studies major monuments, pivotal points of urban design, and vernacular architecture on site. Presents the general vocabulary of architecture, the history of French architecture and urban planning, as well as a basic knowledge of French history to provide a framework for understanding the development of Paris.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2011 | Open
Pre-requisite: AH1000 Intro to Western Art I is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
Introduces first the specific contributions of Greek art to the Western tradition. Then presents the diversification of these achievements in the Etruscan civilization and in the Hellenistic age. Examines how the Romans absorbed, continued, and creatively transformed Greek and Etruscan art and passed the ancient heritage on to medieval and early modern Europe.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2013 | Open
Pre-requisite: AH1000 Intro to Western Art I and AH1020 Intro to Western Art II are strongly recommended as prerequisites.
Surveys notable developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy and in Northern Europe (late 13th- 16th centuries). Emphasizes the origins of the Renaissance and the basic stylistic evolution from Early to High Renaissance and Mannerism. Explores the ramifications of the Italian Renaissance mode as it came into contact with other historical and cultural traditions in Northern Europe.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2018 | Open
Investigates economic and financial aspects of art over several historical periods. Examines painting, sculpture, drawing, and decorative arts as marketable products, analyzing them from the perspective of patrons, collectors, investors, and speculators. Studies artists as entrepreneurs. Assesses diverse functions and forms of influence exercised by art market specialists: critics, journalists, public officials, auctioneers, museum professionals, experts, and dealers.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2091 | Open
Studies contemporary urban and architectural projects such as the Pyramide du Louvre, the Opera Bastille, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Cité de la Musique, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, etc. against the background of 19th-century Paris. Explores the modern and post-modern movements, in particular the architecture of the Grands Travaux, in terms of a dialogue between tradition and innovation. Includes on-site study.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 3065 | Open
Aesthetic autonomy is the notion that culture is a sphere apart, with each art distinct, and it is a bad word for most of us raised on postmodernist interdisciplinarity. We tend to forget that autonomy is always provisional, always defined diacritically and situated politically, always semi. …” Hal Foster (2002) Pop Art and Pop Culture investigates the relationships between arts (painting, architecture, design, film, music…) and the mass media, with a particular focus on the 1960s. Rather than relying on practical distinctions between high and low, fine arts and applied arts, serious experiment versus entertaining commercial product, the course will consider the intersections and links between the most advanced artistic endeavors and the aesthetics of the commercial and corporate environment.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 3074 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4 Credits From Range AH1000 To AH4090
What is Art? What is Beauty? How can I know what is beautiful? And what does it mean to me? These are some of the main questions as it is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and value of art and the criteria of artistic judgment and experience. Various answers have been given throughout the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and today's analytical or postmodern philosophy, making of aesthetics a vibrant and dynamic discipline, constantly revitalized by new art forms and critical concepts. Through a thorough historical survey of the notion students learn to discuss art and beauty in a time when these classical notions are undergoing very important changes. Everyone is encouraged to bring in his or her own experience of art.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 3090 | Open
Pre-requisite: Junior or senior class standing required.
Introduces the methodologies of the discipline. Develops skills in research and analysis by stressing the close, critical reading of art historical texts and investigating the assumptions and perspectives of major art historians. Provides the opportunity to explore different methods and approaches.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1010 | Open
A studio course, which provides an introduction to basic drawing problems for the beginning student interested in developing his or hr drawing skills. Subject matter includes still life, portraiture, landscape, and the nude. Mediums introduced are pencil, charcoal, and ink wash.

Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1015 | Open
For students with little or no previous experience in drawing or painting. First analyzes still life objects in basic plastic terms starting with value. Concentrates during each class session on a new painterly quality until a sufficient visual vocabulary is achieved so that more complicated subjects such as the nude can be approached. Work will be done in oil.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1020 | Open
Techniques of the Masters Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops focus on materials and techniques used by artists over the centuries. Studies the historical background of techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts combined with a hands-on approach so that each student can experience the basic elements of the plastic arts. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1032 | Open
For students who have little or no previous experience. Students learn how to see in three dimensions and work from observation. Mastery of structure and the architecture of form in space are acquired by the building up technique in clay. Work from plaster copies, nude models (male and female), and imagination are followed by an introduction to the carving technique.

There is an additional fee in this course for materials.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1040 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course requires a 42 Euro course fee.
This course focuses on traditional relief printing techniques for the creation of multiple identical images without the use of a printing press. Once the fundamentals are understood, experimentation is encouraged so that each student can learn how to best exploit the different methods to successfully translate sketches into a powerful printed document. In addition to the making of prints, students will study the history of woodblock and metal printing and will be asked to visit and write about several print collections.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 1061 | Open
Pre-requisite: Students must bring their own SLR cameras, capable of shooting RAW image format.
This introductory course is an exploration of both technical and aesthetic concerns in photography. Using a digital camera, students will produce original work in response to a series of lectures, assignments, and bi-weekly critique classes. The course will cover the fundamentals of photographing with digital SLR's, and students will learn a range of digital tools including color correction, making selections, working with layers and inkjet printing. After mastering the basics, students will work towards the completion of a final project and the focus of the remaining classes will be on critiques. Students will be asked to make pictures that are challenging in both content and form and express the complex and poetic nature of the human experience.

Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 2080 | Open
In this course, students will be introduced to graphic design history and graphic design principles. They will learn to apply these principles through hands-on exercises and projects, using both analog means and digital tools (Adobe Photoshop).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 2091 | Open
TBA
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 3091 | Open
The Gothic style originated in the Ile-de-France: within Paris itself and in less than 2 hours by train, one can see some of the finest examples of Gothic Cathedrals. This course will trace the evolution of the Gothic style from its Romanesque precedents through to its most ornate Flamboyant phase. While the course will focus primarily on France, we will also trace the variations of the Gothic style elsewhere in Europe, notably in Germany and England, and throughout the world, since the style spread globally especially in the 19th century. Beyond architectural innovations, such as the flying buttress and the rose window, this course will consider Gothic Cathedrals as total works of art. We will study the monumental sculpture, stained glass windows, altarpieces, misericords, and choir screens that adorned them. We will also consider how non-Christians are depicted in these artistic ensembles, and how this often-negative imagery can lead to exclusion. As complex, large-scale artistic creations, Gothic Cathedrals also required enormous amounts of participation from their communities, and their long periods of construction often entailed resistance or controversy. Thus, we will study the Cathedrals not only in their religious and artistic, but also in their social, economic, political, and cultural contexts. Students will be encouraged to visit as many Cathedrals in-person as possible.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: xAR 2091 | Open
Printmaking will be introduced with the study of various monotype techniques and the mix of monotype with stencil and stamp printing. The focus of this course, however, is traditional and contemporary techniques for the creation of multiple identical images without the use of a printing press. A thorough study of the many types of relief printing will be at the core of this class, including Chiaroscuro printing, full color printing, reduction printing, and criblé. Wood, metal, plaster, plastic, fabric, and cardboard will be used for the creation of the surfaces one prints off (matrices) in order to obtain diverse effects within the prints. At the end of the semester basic Intaglio (engraving, drypoint, acid etching, and collograpghy) will be taught in the professor's studio along with an initiation to the printing press. In addition to the making of prints, students will study the history of woodblock and metal printing and will visit several print collections and special exhibitions.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 2006 | Open
Introduces the methodology of Gender Studies and the theory upon which it is based. Examines contemporary debates across a range of issues now felt to be of world-wide feminist interest: sexuality, reproduction, production, writing, representation, culture, race, and politics. Encourages responsible theorizing across disciplines and cultures.

Cross listed with CL 2006

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 2010 | Open
Surveys major issues concerning gender and the science of psychology in an attempt to answer the question: why is there such a gender gap when women and men share more psychological similarities than differences? Topics include: developmental processes and gender; gender roles and stereotypes. biology and gender; cross-cultural perspectives of gender; social-cultural theories of gender; language and gender, emotions and gender, health and gender.

Cross listed with PY 2010

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 3004 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2004 Comparative Historical Communication
Explores what happens when dress and grooming become the basis for the modern phenomena of fashion. Studies the historical development of fashion: how fashion relates to the emergence of artistic, social, and economics forms and the ways fashion communicates ideas about status, gender, or culture. Investigates the role of media, advertising and marketing in the global fashion industry.


Crosslisted with CM 3004

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 1100 | Open
This course offers an overview of ancient and medieval philosophy. Beginning with the earliest Greek philosophers and ending with the late medieval founding fathers of modern scientific thought, we will read and discuss various answers these thinkers gave to questions such as: 'What is a good life?' or 'How can I reconcile my faith with what reason tells me?' Readings include Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Seneca, Plotinus, Anselm, Avicenna, Abelard, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas and Nicolaus of Autrecourt.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Cross listed with PL 2003
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 2003 | Open
Political philosophy forms that branch of philosophy that reflects on the specificity of the political. Why are humans, as Aristotle argued, political animals? How are they political? What are the means and ends of the political, and how best does one organize the political with such questions in mind? The course offers a topic-oriented approach to the fundamental problems underlying political theory and practice.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 3074 | Open
What is Art? What is Beauty? How can I know what is beautiful? And what does it mean to me? These are some of Aesthetics' main questions as it is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and value of art and the criteria of artistic judgment and experience. Various answers have been given throughout the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and today’s analytical or postmodern philosophy, making of aesthetics a vibrant and dynamic discipline, constantly revitalised by new art forms and critical concepts. Through a thorough historical survey of the notion students learn to discuss art and beauty in a time when these classical notions are undergoing very important changes. Everyone is encouraged to bring in his or her own experience of art.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 3076 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics OR College level=Junior
Philosophical and political modernity concerns the development of rationality, freedom, and social responsibility from out of the tensions between ethics, religion, politics and the economy. With postmodernist epistemology, the so-called 'return' of religion, and economic globalization, this 'modernity' has been questioned. In this historical context the course re-elaborates the problematic of modernity through selective reading of Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 1000 | Open
This course discusses the intellectual foundations of contemporary psychology. Students learn about the concepts, theories and experiments basic to an understanding of the discipline, including classic thought and recent advances in psychology such as psychoanalysis, learning theory, biological mechanisms, developmental, social, cognitive, personality and abnormal psychology.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2010 | Open
Surveys major issues concerning gender and the science of psychology in an attempt to answer the question: why is there such a gender gap when women and men share more psychological similarities than differences? Topics include: developmental processes and gender; gender roles and stereotypes. biology and gender; cross-cultural perspectives of gender; social-cultural theories of gender; language and gender, emotions and gender, health and gender.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2013 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY 1000 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
The course is an introduction to developmental psychology. From various points of view it explores the key question What is, and how can we understand, human development? It engages with central issues of developmental psychology (among others, through the work of influential psychologists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, E. Erikson, Jerome Bruner, Katherine Nelson, Peggy J. Miller, and Michael Tomasello) and puts them into cross- and interdisciplinary contexts. These contexts include evolutionary theory; cultural and sociocultural, narrative, and critical psychology; history; anthropology; and philosophy. Beyond the scientific and conceptual domain, the course also investigates phenomena of human development in literature, arts, and film.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2020 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY1000 Introduction to Psychology; MA1020 Applied Statistics recommended.
Students will learn the basics of doing experimental research in psychology, including the ethics of working with human subjects, researching ideas in the scholarly literature, and designing and interpreting research findings. The principles learned here apply in many domains where research is employed to describe and understand persons and social reality.

PY2020 LAB (A or B) Required Simultaneously
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2043 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY1000 Introduction to Psychology
Examines the classification systems for abnormal behavior, using the DSM IV Multiaxial diagnostic system as the base for studying currently recognized major diagnostic categories. Uses an integrative biopsychosocial model to study the etiology of various psychological disorders as well as empirically supported treatment methods.
Contact Hours: 60

Business Administration

2.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 1020 | Open
Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international digital camera market. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firms objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 2050 | Open
The course introduces the foundations of managing creativity and innovation. The readings and discussion will focus on the concepts and frameworks for analyzing how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products and services.

The aim of this course is to provide a solid grounding to students interested in managing creativity and the various aspects of the innovation process within organizations. The course is divided into two parts. The first part focuses mainly on the creativity process around three themes: What is creativity? How can creativity be stimulated? How can creative ideas be translated to innovative products and business strategies? Based on major theories in the field, we discuss whether monetary rewards enhance or undermine creativity, how multitasking or working under time pressure affects creativity, what tools we can provide to stimulate creativity, and the challenges that arise when implementing creative ideas in organizations. The second part of the course examines the organizational issues involved in innovating and in implementing innovations. These issues include management of teams and partnerships, learning within and across projects, the manager's role in funding, directing, and killing innovation projects, technological entrepreneurship, and resistance to innovation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 3012 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2020 Management and Organizational Behavior AND Junior class standing
Provides conceptual tools for the personal and professional development of future business graduates. Explores the responsibilities of managers and those engaged in business from a deontological and consequentialist perspective. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of organizations as corporate citizens. Learning methods include the use of case studies, individual reflective thinking and group discussions.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 3030 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2020, and GE 110, or equivalent courses.
Offers a systematic analysis of human resource concepts and practices designed to enhance organizational objectives and employee goals. Studies various aspects of the employment relationship: job design, staffing, employee training and development, diversity management, performance evaluation, compensation and salary administration, employee and labor relations, and collective bargaining. Examines contemporary and emerging human resource systems and models found in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 3075 | Open
Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior class standing
Students will examine the legal process and the legal environment within which business must operate, as well as the interrelationship of government and business. Students develop an understanding of the methods by which legal decisions are formulated as they affect both individual rights and business transactions.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 3500 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2001 Financial Accounting AND Junior class standing
This course introduces students to the important managerial issues in information systems today, such as how to best use information technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness in a firm. Students will also learn how to use software to support business decision-making.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 4010 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 3010 - Corporate Finance
Introduces the processes and analytical tools necessary for investment decision-making. Provides the basic skills, modes of analysis and institutional background useful to work in the investment area of finance firms or as an individual investor. Students who successfully complete the course are expected to be able to work in the field or to continue their specialization in Security Analysis or Portfolio Management.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Entrepreneurship | Course #: BA 3020 | Open
Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior standing
This course provides the student with the basic understanding of small business management and the activities required for the planning and creation of new enterprises. Entrepreneurial spirit, opportunity identification, new ventures selection, ownership options, legal and tax issues will be discussed. Students apply concepts by developing a business plan. Special attention is given to entrepreneurship in an international setting.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Entrepreneurship | Course #: BA 4091 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Level=Junior
How is fraud, money laundering, sanctions evasion and bribery executed within the financial industry? This course explores the intricacies of financial crime, how it is perpetrated and what financial institutions are doing in real time to stop financial crime from taking place. This class will integrate the theoretical aspects of financial crime compliance with the practical application of these skills through live workshops in conjunction with an international consulting firm. We will examine cases such as Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, sanctions violations by multinational such as Commerzbank or current cryptocurrency money laundering schemes. Special dates: 8 September through 17 November Senior standing or IF major
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BA 2001 | Open
Introduces the basics of financial accounting and reporting for corporations. Studies how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. Emphasizes the effects of transactions on the financial condition of a company and explores the technical aspects of the principles underlying published financial statements.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BA 2002 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2001 - Financial Accounting
Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, break-even analysis, product cost accounting, and relevant cost analysis.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BA 3010 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2001 Financial Accounting AND EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.
Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Finance | Course #: BA 3050 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2001 Financial Accounting AND EC 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
Covers topics such as foreign exchange markets, euro currency, euro bonds, international stock markets, interaction and integration of national and international money and stock markets, regulation of euro currency markets. Analyzes the uses and valuation of international financial instruments and arbitrage relationships concerning such instruments.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Business Administration | Course #: BA 4003 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics AND College Junior
This course introduces students to the international business environment domains. It covers multinational corporation strategic imperatives and organizational challenges. It also addresses the following questions: What differentiates a global industry from a domestic one? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context? What organizational structural alternatives are available to multinationals?

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BA 2020 | Open
Introduces various aspects of the process by which people work to achieve organizational goals, and the structure and functions of the organization in which they occur. Using lectures, discussions, and case studies, the course focuses on the problems and challenges facing international management in the fields of planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BA 4080 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2020 Management & Org Behavior AND BA2040 Marketing in a Global Environment AND BA3010 Corporate Finance AND College Level Senior
Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 2040 | Open
Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 3040 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA 1020 Applied Statistics I; BA 2040 Marketing in a Global Environment AND Junior class standing
Market Research is essential to any student of Marketing. This course offers a comprehensive, applied approach to understanding and designing market research. The course methodology balances the fundamental quantitative methodologies and theoretical structures with practical applications of qualitative techniques to help students become more familiar with the discipline and be able to understand research methods and design, and to be able implement their own research projects.
Contact Hours: 60

Communications

4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 1023 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 1000 Principles of Academic Writing
This course provides a survey of the media and its function in todays society. It introduces students to the basic concepts and tools necessary to think critically about media institutions and practices. In addition to the analysis of diverse media texts, the course considers wider strategies and trends in marketing, distribution, audience formation and the consequences of globalization. By semesters end, students will understand the basic structures of todays media and be able to provide advanced analysis that weighs the social and political implications of its products.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 2003 | Open
This course examines how the media industries – from movies and television to music and magazines – have been transformed by the disruptive impact of the Internet and new forms of consumer behavior. Economic terms such as “creative destruction” will help students understand how the Internet disrupted old media business models and shifted market power to consumers. Case studies include Apple’s impact on the music industry, the emergence of “streaming” services such as Netflix and Spotify, the decline of traditional print-based journalism with the emergence of online platforms, and Amazon’s transformation of the book industry.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 2051 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 Principles of Academic Writing AND CM1023 Intro to Media & Communication Studies
The skills learned in this course will prepare students for upper-division communication courses, and provide students with basic research methods in the field of communication. Students will become familiar with a range of research methods (survey, interview, ethnography, discourse, and political economy).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 2091 | Open
Sound studies explores sound from an interdisciplinary perspective, considering its techniques and technologies, the social and political aspects of sound/music production and consumption, and the phenomenology of listening and acoustics, among other topics. This class combines hands-on practice-based projects, core theoretical texts, and visits to concerts, gallery shows, and other sound and music related events to introduce students to the core questions of sound studies and to cultivate basic skills for making sound art/digital music. Practice-based lessons may cover: speakers, various mics, soldering, basics of electricity/circuits, deep listening, soundwalks/sound in space, field recording, and digital audio editing. This is coupled with readings and discussions of contemporary sound art and new music, race and gender in sound and music, and the politics of listening. Students will produce a final project in sound/music using the critical and technical skills developed in the course and will be prepared for future projects and more advanced courses in sound/music. A special course fee will be applied to this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3004 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2004 Comparative Historical Communication
Explores what happens when dress and grooming become the basis for the modern phenomena of fashion. Studies the historical development of fashion: how fashion relates to the emergence of artistic, social, and economics forms and the ways fashion communicates ideas about status, gender, or culture. Investigates the role of media, advertising and marketing in the global fashion industry.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3037 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2051
In the Age of the Enlightenment, the classification and organization of facts and objects gave birth to the concept of the modern 'museum'. This course investigates the construction and communication of national, cultural, and community identities through the medium of the contemporary museum, where material culture is exhibited to express narratives that evoke particular definitions and interpretations of history and values.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3091 | Open
The question of how, where and when to communicate science is more important than ever. Scientists often work in their own disciplinary spheres, and usually receive little or no training on how to communicate their research more broadly. Traversing a global pandemic has brought questions of communication to the fore. In this course, we will explore a series of hot topics that have been in the news over recent years to examine the science and its communication. During the semester, students will write and produce different kinds of media around specific topics.


Scientific disciplines have traditionally shaped their own forms of communication. For example, conservation biologists might be more used to working with local or national governments and organizations, while laboratory or theoretical scientists might have limited contact with the outside world beyond applying for specialized grants. This course will bridge the gap between scientific discourse and its effects by exploring the many ways that science can, should, and should not be communicated to various audiences. How do the original scientific publications differ from the media’s explanations of these studies? What happens to the language of science as it is adapted to mass media communication? Which channels have more impact as we move from an era of mass media to social media? How do we gauge the quality of the articles, podcasts, and videos we are viewing? What specific strategies do journalists use to capture our attention, to explain complex scientific concepts, and to convince us that these topics are important? How do these strategies and techniques differ across different kinds of media?
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 4048 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2040 - Marketing in a Global Environment
This is the capstone course for Marketing Communications interested Seniors. It requires them to use the skills acquired from all their other Communications and Business Courses: research; management; marketing; interpersonal communications; rhetoric; etc. The course seeks to develop student capacity to analyze global communications and branding strategies of commercial companies and how they manage their brands. They learn the entire process of how brands are built and marketed and how corporations use the tools of advertising, promotion, packaging, public relations, events, sponsorships, internal communications and more to create a desired image and identity for their brands. This course is designed to give students an understanding of how strategic brand marketing is actually practiced today. As such, it employs the Harvard Business School Case Study method and teamwork throughout.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Global Communication | Course #: CM 2004 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 or EN1010 or EN2020
This course provides historical background to understand how contemporary communication practices and technologies have developed and are in the process of developing and reflects on what communication has been in different human societies across time and place. It considers oral and literate cultures, the development of writing systems, of printing, and different cultural values assigned to the image. The parallel rise of mass media and modern western cultural and political forms and the manipulation and interplay of the properties and qualities conveyed by speech, sight, and sound are studied with reference tot he printed book, newspapers, photography, radio, cinema, television, new media.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Global Communication | Course #: CM 2006 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 Principles of Academic Writing
What is globalization? Why study the media? What is the relationship between the media and globalization? What are the consequences of media globalization on our lives and identities? This course critically explores these questions ad challenging issues that confront us today. Globalization can be understood as a multi-dimensional, complex process of profound transformations in all spheres--technological, economic, political, social, cultural, intimate and personal. Yet much of the current debates of globalization tend to be concerned with "out there" macro-processes, rather than what is happening "in-here," in the micro-processes of our lives. This course explores both the macro and the micro. It encourages students to develop an enlarged way of thinking--challenging existing paradigms and providing comparative perspectives.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Global Communication | Course #: CM 3060 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course requires a 90 Euro participation fee.
This course examines the intersection of food and the senses from an anthropological perspective. We will explore the intersection between food and culture; the impact of social, political and economic contexts on our foods and foodways; French food culture; and taste, cuisine and commensality as forms of inter-cultural communication. Students apply class readings and practice ethnographic methodologies in a few short study trips.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Global Communication | Course #: CM 4017 | Open
Surveys major areas of research about Media and War. Students are introduced to the following topics: aesthetics of war in film, news, TV, and print media and resulting construction of national and historical memory; close relationship of media entertainment technologies to practices of war; and mediation of war in relation to trends in globalization, empire, and international politics.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1011 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 or EN1010 or EN2020
The introductory course provides students with basic training in writing and reporting in all forms of journalism, print and online. The course gives students with a grounding in the basic principles and practices of the journalism profession: accuracy, fairness, objectivity. Students will learn journalistic writing techniques as well as style and tone. They will analyze possible sources, define angles, and learn to write a hard news story. The course will provide workshop training for students involved in ASM courses focused on the Peacock Plume website.
Contact Hours: 60
2.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1091 | Open
Coming soon!
Contact Hours: 45
2.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1850 | Open
This workshop trains students in magazine writing and production through hands-on experience working on a high-quality student magazine, the Peacock. Students participate in a newsroom setting in a variety of roles -- from writing and editing to pagination and layout -- to produce the Peacock in both print and online versions. Students will learn researching and writing techniques as well as how to interview and source stories for magazines. They will gain pre-professional experience preparing them for entry-level positions in magazine journalism – whether print publications or online magazines. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree.
Contact Hours: 30
2.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1851 | Open
This workshop trains students in online news writing and website curation through hands-on experience working on a news site in the style of Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Daily Beast and similar sites. Students will participate in a variety of roles -- from editing and assigning to writing in specialized areas – to manage and curate an online news site in real time. Students will gain practical skills using different tools, including social media, while working a real digital newsroom setting. The course will prepare students for entry-level positions in digital journalism. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree
Contact Hours: 30
2.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1852 | Open
This hands-on workshop trains students in video journalism in a real-time newsroom and production studio setting. Students will gain skills working with video production equipment and editing tools including Final Cut Pro. Students will contribute video journalism pieces to “PTV”, the video platform linked to the student media website where their video work contributes to the content mix of news pieces, video work, and magazine stories. Students will produce short video stories, narratives and interviews for the site. They will edit video pieces, post on YouTube, and use social media to promote their stories. The course will prepare students for entry-level positions in video journalism and for more advanced AUP courses in video and broadcast journalism. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Rhetoric | Course #: CM 3052 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 - Principles of Academic Writing
Studies rhetoric as a historical phenomenon and as a practical reality. Considers how words and images are used to convince and persuade individuals of positions, arguments or actions to undertake, with particular attention to advertising, politics and culture. Studies the use of reason, emotion, and commonplaces, and compares visual and verbal techniques of persuasion.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Video Production | Course #: CM 1019 | Open
The course is a basic primer on digital video and film making. It introduces students to digital video procedures, equipment, techniques and options, including use of cameras and familiarity with editing systems. Students will become proficient in the use of digital video technology and see how to prepare program material for the web, broadcast and other outlets.

Crosslisted as FM 1019
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Visual Culture | Course #: CM 1110 | Open
This course aims to introduce students to the study of fashion, considered as a multidisciplinary field of analyses. At the intersection of theory and practice, and relying on the key texts of historians, art historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers, this course will examine the relationship between fashion and body, identity, art, industry, media, class, culture, subculture, gender, sex, time, space, religion and politics. With an emphasis on experiential learning and drawing on visual and film sources, on historical and contemporary examples for discussion, this class will provide students with the possibility to question the future of the fashion industry by studying the social and environmental impact of fashion and the role of social change that fashion can play.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Visual Culture | Course #: CM 2100 | Open
This course considers the construction of the visual world and our participation in it. Through a transcultural survey of materials, contexts and theories, students will learn how visual practices relate to other cultural activities, how they shape identity and environmental basic ways, and how vision functions in correspondence with other senses.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Visual Culture | Course #: CM 4021 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Level=Senior
The notion of Paris as "the global fashion capital" is so popular that it became a self-perpetuating myth alongside its mythical figure of La Parisienne. According to this idea, Paris is the birthplace and the capital of fashion and is still today the capital of haute couture, of elegance, of chic and of luxury. In part one of the course, through readings, case studies and visits of certain key sites in Paris (or online visits), students will understand how the fashion industry has shaped –and continues to shape –the city of Paris, from textile factories during the 17th century within Paris, to the emergence of luxury good shops (18th century), of department stores (19th century), of couture houses (19th-20th centuries), of ready-to-wear and fast fashion shops and of luxury flagships during the 21st century). While giving students tools to understand the development of Paris as a "fashion capital" this course also aims to unpack the discursive construction of Paris as the center of the fashion world. Going beyond this general idea of "Paris, capital of fashion", this course will have a critical approach of the sociological and construction of Paris as the center of the fashion world and question how the story has been told, what was included and what left out. It will address the different levels of the industry, the high and low, the everyday and haute couture, the grand couturier and the migrant garment workers, the Chanel workshop on Avenue Montaigne and the fast fashion workshops in Aubervilliers, the luxury department stores and the flea markets. Discussions in class will thus question the hierarchy in the Paris fashion industry and show that behind the catchy idea of "Parisian fashion", a more complex eco-system is at stake, involving discussions about class, race and gender in the fashion industry. In taking this class, students come to understand that Paris is not the place of a unique kind of fashion, namely the place of high fashion for wealthy clients, as it is widely advertised in the media and forged in the collective imaginary, but that Paris is constituted by different kind of fashion spaces which correspond to different kind of systems of clothes production and consumption: haute couture and ready-to-wear in the center of Paris, fast fashion, retail and wholesale in the suburbs of Paris. This heterogeneous geography corresponds further to different type of labor force, consumers, and representations, allowing to de-hierarchized, de-centralized the geographies of Parisian fashion.
Contact Hours: 60
2.0 Credits
Web | Course #: CM 1005 | Open
Introduces Web publishing in 12 sessions. Students will learn the basics of HTML and the use of at least one HTML editor. Site publishing including file structures, image and sound files will be covered.
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Web | Course #: CM 1500 | Open
In this digital tools training course, students will learn skills and gain hands-on experience with a range of digital publishing tools to build and curate a web platform with compelling, sharable content. They will become familiar with key storytelling platforms and technologies including Wordpress, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. They will acquire hands-on experience with essential software including Adobe's Photoshop, Illustrator, Encoder, and Final Cut Pro; and they will learn to manipulate HTML and CSS with a basic Integrated Design Environment. In this highly hands-on course, students will learn basic web design and work collaboratively to create and launch a dynamic new digital brand online.
Contact Hours: 60

Comparative Literature and English

4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 1025 | Open
Considers closely three moments when the practice of writing changed radically in response to historical and cultural processes, from Ancient Greece to 1800 (specific contents change each year). Investigates the forces that inform creative imagination and cultural production. Places those moments and those forces within a geographical and historical map of literary production, and introduces the tools of literary analysis.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 2006 | Open
Introduces the methodology of Gender Studies and the theory upon which it is based. Examines contemporary debates across a range of issues now felt to be of world-wide feminist interest: sexuality, reproduction, production, writing, representation, culture, race, and politics. Encourages responsible theorizing across disciplines and cultures.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3023 | Open
Presents the work of Chaucer in the perspective of the European philosophical, humanistic, and poetic developments of his age. The Latin philosophical background includes consideration of the Augustinian ideal of Christian humanism and the traditions of speculation on Divine Providence. Considers the French poetic tradition and multilingual poetic traditions supporting the generic diversity of The Canterbury Tales.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3043 | Open
Explores the work of Anglo-American modernist writers in Paris, concentrating on the works of Ernest Hemingway, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Jean Rhys, and other writers. Relates their formal experimentation to the visual arts and to the psychic dynamics of exile: the experience of liberation from the constraints of one culture and an alienated relation to the new environment.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3059 | Open
Studies the literary works, poetic aspirations and legal trials of Flaubert and Baudelaire, while tracing their tremendous influence on 19th-century French literature and their contribution to the emergence of modernity. Readings include Madame Bovary, Trois contes, Bouvard et Pecuchet, and Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal among other works, as well as a range of critical and philosophical commentaries.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3063 | Open
Kafka’s work has left indelible traces in the pages of today’s most important novelists, in the West and beyond. In this course we consider the meaning – and when relevant, the burden – of his global legacy. Assigned readings include "The Metamorphosis", "The Trial" and other seminal works by Kafka, alongside an assortment of Kafka-inflected fictions from around the world.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3069 | Open
Examines works of modernist fiction writers Faulkner, Joyce, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, Nabokov. Studies works of a second literary revolution that included Hammett, Greene, Highsmith, Himes. Other readings are Babel, Carver, Carter, Sciascia, and Daeninckx. Also studies the relationship between the best crime fiction and innovative crime films such as The Killing, Chinatown, Le Samourai, Prizzi's Honor, and Pulp Fiction.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3089 | Open
This course intends to help students better understand the Bible's influence on literature and cultural history through a primary and secondary approach: reading the Bible (preferably The King James Version); reading the history of the biblical period (introductions and annotations of the New Oxford Annotated Bible). Readings shall cover the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 4000 | Open
Have you yearned to start a novel, a collection of related short stories or narrative essays, a memoir, or a series of poems? This cross-genre, seminar-style course is designed for students who want to pursue larger, more advanced creative writing projects. Students will submit project proposals for discussion and approval, and then present significant installments of writing at regular intervals during the semester. Revisions will be required along with student-professor individual conferences. Readings will be used as guiding examples, and required reaction papers will be tailored to individual projects.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: FR 3059 | Open
Studies the literary works, poetic aspirations and legal trials of Flaubert and Baudelaire, while tracing their tremendous influence on 19th-century French literature and their contribution to the emergence of modernity. Readings include Madame Bovary, Trois contes, Bouvard et Pecuchet, and Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal among other works, as well as a range of critical and philosophical commentaries.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: CL 2075 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI - Extra course fee required: amount TBA
This course essentially happens in the theatres of Paris, exploring the city’s fabulous resources, exchanging with practitioners and scholars from other institutions. We see ways of integrating music, dance and physical theatre, innovative explorations of classics from European and non-European traditions, avant-garde masters and the brightest young experimental troupes. We have theatre that directly questions political dilemmas, collective theatre and director-driven theatre, machine theatre and theatre based around great individual actors. Papers done in French or English.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: CL 2100 | Open
In this course, students practice writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry while exploring the boundaries between genres. The workshop format includes guided peer critique of sketches, poems, and full-length works presented in class and discussion and analysis of literary models. In Fall, students concentrate on writing techniques. In Spring, the workshop is theme-driven.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: CL 3300 | Open
This workshop gives students the opportunity to explore through reading, research, and writing assignments an array of creative nonfiction forms, including memoir, travel writing, food and nature writing, and social essays. Students share their writing for peer critique in a supportive and constructive workshop environment. Creative nonfiction includes guest speakers and field exercises in Paris. Conferences and a final portfolio are required.
Contact Hours: 60

Computer Science, Mathematics & Science

2.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 1005 | Open
Introduces Web publishing in 12 sessions. Students will learn the basics of HTML and the use of at least one HTML editor. Site publishing including file structures, image and sound files will be covered.

Cross listed as CM 1005
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 1040 | Open
Introduces the field of computer science and the fundamental concepts of programming from an object-oriented perspective using the programming language Java. Starts with practical problem-solving and leads to the study and analysis of simple algorithms, data types, control structures, and use of simple data structures such as arrays and strings.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 1060 | Open
This project-based course introduces data science by looking at the whole cycle of activities involved in data science projects. Students will learn how to think about problems with rigor and creativity, ethically applying data science skills to address those problems. The course project will address the theoretical, mathematical and computational challenges involved in data science.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 2071 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1040 Introduction to Computer Programming I
Uses predefined classes and class libraries to introduce standard data structures (stacks, queues, sets, trees, and graphs). Studies and implements algorithms for string-searching, sorting, trees and graph traversals. Introduces algorithm complexity analysis and big-Oh (O,,) notation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3015 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1050 AND MA1040
The course is an introduction to digital logic and computer organization and architecture. It examines the internal structure and functioning of a modern computer system, emphasizing both the fundamental principles and the role of performance in computer design. The topics covered are: data representation, digital logic, the instruction-set architecture, machine and assembly language programming, micro programming, storage and access techniques, input and output.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3068 | Open
Introduces databases from the programmer's perspective. IT and CS students have common lectures but different projects. IT students learn the fundamentals of database design, SQL, and how to integrate a database into applications. CS students learn the fundamentals of database design, application integration, query motors, and space management.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3091 | Open
Coming soon.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Environmental Science | Course #: SC 1020 | Open
Pre-requisite: GE1020 OR MA1005 OR MA1010 OR MA1020 OR MA1030. Registration in an associated lab is required for this course.
This course is intended to introduce non-scientists to key concepts and approaches in the study of the environment. With a focus on the scientific method, we learn about natural systems using case studies of disruptions caused by human activity. Topics include global warming, deforestation, waste production and recycling, water pollution, environmental toxins and sustainable development. The relationships between science and policy, the media, and citizen action are also addressed. Must take lab.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 0900 | Open
Intermediate Algebra is for students who need a review before proceeding further in mathematics. The class meets once per week. Topics include linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphs, polynomials, factoring, radical expressions, 2x2 systems of linear equations, integer exponents and scientific notation.
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 1005 | Open
Pre-requisite: Not open to students who have taken MA1010 Applied Finite Mathematics or above.
A General Education course designed for students majoring in subjects not requiring math skills, and those who dislike math. Projects are developed from a range of everyday situations: banking, the stock market, gambling, and even art. Meeting alternately in the classroom and the computer lab to develop mathematical models, students will develop quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 1020 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA 1001 Algebra OR MA 1005 Math for Life OR MA 1010 Applied Finite Mathematics
Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 1025 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA 0900 or ELECMA-15 or ELECMA-30 OR MA 1001
Functions Modeling Change provides the algebraic and geometric skills needed to succeed in a Calculus course. The central topic is functions (in particular linear, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic), function notation and graphs, transformations, composition and inverses. Students also work with computers building mathematical models based on these functions, and implemented using graphing calculators, mathematical software and Excel.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 1030 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1002 Precalculus OR MA1010 Applied Finite Mathematics
Introduces differential and integral calculus. Develops the concepts of calculus as applied to polynomials, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Topics include: limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications to extrema and graphing; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, applications; logarithmic and exponential functions, growth and decay; partial derivatives. Appropriate for students in the biological, management, computer and social sciences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 2030 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1030 Calculus I
The continuation of MA1030, Calculus I. This course is appropriate for economics, mathematics, business and computer science majors and minors. Topics include: infinite series and applications; differential equations of first and second order and applications, functions of several variables, partial derivatives with applications, especially Lagrange multipliers. Includes the use of Mathematica.
Contact Hours: 60

Drama

4.0 Credits
Drama | Course #: DR 2091 | Open
TBA
Contact Hours: 60

Economics

4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 2003 | Open
Studies the main characteristics of the 'New Economy' and explores the existing linkages between the digital media, technological innovation and the network economy in relation to the market in a national and international context.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 2010 | Open
Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 2020 | Open
Examines the determinants of the levels of national income, employment, rates of interest, and prices. Studies in detail the instruments of monetary and fiscal policy, highlighting the domestic and international repercussions of their implementation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 2091 | Open
This course provides an introduction to the analysis of economic and political inequalities and the interplay between these inequalities and development.


The course first introduces students with the concept of inequality, both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups). It then looks at different types of inequality (economic, social, and political) and how these inequalities affect individual and social welfare.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 3010 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics AND EC2020 Principles of Macroeconomics AND MA1030 Calculus I
Uses the concepts of formal economic analysis to study topics ranging from the theory of consumer behavior to the formation of market demand, economics of the firm, pricing under competition and monopoly, income distribution, general equilibrium, and welfare economics. Emphasizes the application of various theoretical constructs in the analysis and interpretation of problems encountered in the real world.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 3073 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics AND EC2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
Studies the economic functions and structures of financial asset markets, financial intermediaries, and money. It also presents the role of the central bank in macroeconomic performance of open economies.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 3091 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010GE110 OR EC2010 AND EC2020GE110 OR EC2020
The course will introduce students to the role of institutions in economic life, exploring the different institutional arrangements that sustain the workings of contemporary market societies. After discussing alternative definitions of economic institutions and their different types – formal and informal rules, norms, organizations, etc. – we will proceed to a survey of different approaches to the study of institutional economics. Students will be introduced to classic readings from the original American institutional movement, discussing the legal and cultural foundations of modern capitalism. We will then cover a selection of topics in New Institutional Economics, including transaction costs theory, rent seeking and collective action, and long-run economic performance. Throughout the course, students will be stimulated to reflect on how the adoption of an institutional perspective calls into question some of the basic premises of standard economic theory. They will also explore how the study of institutions can open the door to interdisciplinary engagements between economics and other social sciences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Economics | Course #: EC 2030 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics AND EC2020 Principles of Marcoeconomics
Deals with the mechanisms of international trade and finance. Topics covered include the theory of trade, commercial policy, the international monetary system, the balance of payments adjustments process, regional economic integration, and the role of international organizations in international economic relations.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60

English Literature & Writing

4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 1000 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 0095 - Advanced Intensive Writing
Emphasizes the stages required to produce a polished, articulate essay by practicing the necessary components of excellent academic writing: sharpening critical thinking skills, organizing ideas, choosing appropriate and dynamic words, varying prose style, editing, refining, and proofreading.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 1010 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 1000 - Principles of Academic Writing
Taught through thematically-linked works of literature from the Ancient world to the present day. Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Social Organization and Alienation, Monstrosity, and Music and Literature.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 2020 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1010 College Writing
A series of topic-centered courses refining the skills of academic essay writing, studying a wide range of ideas as expressed in diverse literary genres and periods. Introduces the analysis of literary texts and gives training in the writing of critical essays and research papers. Recent topics include: Utopia and Anti-Utopia, City as Metaphor, Portraits of Women, Culture Conflict, and Labyrinths.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 2100 | Open
In this course, students practice writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry while exploring the boundaries between genres. The workshop format includes guided peer critique of sketches, poems, and full-length works presented in class and discussion and analysis of literary models. In Fall, students concentrate on writing techniques. In Spring, the workshop is theme-driven. May be taken twice for credit.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 3300 | Open
This workshop gives students the opportunity to explore through reading, research, and writing assignments an array of creative nonfiction forms, including memoir, travel writing, food and nature writing, and social essays. Students share their writing for peer critique in a supportive and constructive workshop environment. Creative nonfiction includes guest speakers and field exercises in Paris. Conferences and a final portfolio are required.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 4000 | Open
Have you yearned to start a novel, a collection of related short stories or narrative essays, a memoir, or a series of poems? This cross-genre, seminar-style course is designed for students who want to pursue larger, more advanced creative writing projects. Students will submit project proposals for discussion and approval, and then present significant installments of writing at regular intervals during the semester. Revisions will be required along with student-professor individual conferences. Readings will be used as guiding examples, and required reaction papers will be tailored to individual projects.
Contact Hours: 60

Film Studies

4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 1010 | Open
Students begin with an analysis of basic elements of film language (signs, codes, syntax). They study the technology, economics and politics of the film industry as it has developed in the United States and Europe. In the latter half of the course they will investigate the impact of television, video, computers and digital media in the history of cinema.


This course is a complex introduction to the ever-evolving art form that is cinema. We will use lecture, screenings, readings and presentations to introduce the ways cinema works to make meaning. With a firm grounding in history, students will screen films and examine the artists who made them along with the technological, economic and political aspects of the film industry that shaped their creation and reception. In studying the dynamic evolution, we will also investigate the impact of new technological and cultural expectations on the evolving art form.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 1019 | Open
The course is a basic primer on digital video and film making. It introduces students to digital video procedures, equipment, techniques and options, including use of cameras and familiarity with editing systems. Students will become proficient in the use of digital video technology and see how to prepare program material for the web, broadcast and other outlets.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2028 | Open
In Art of Screenwriting students consider the elements necessary for successful screenwriting practices, with close attention to the theory of screenwriting as influenced by other arts. In particular, a close emphasis of the course is on the art of narrative and the central role played by adaptation of novels in screenwriting practice. Character development, structure, dialogue and conflict are analyzed through exemplary scripting such as in the works of Jane Campion, Roman Polanski and others. The course culminates in a hands-on guided approach to scriptwriting by students.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2076 | Open
Analyzes classical Hollywood style from the 1940s onwards, looking at the work of some of the masters of the American system including Welles, Wyler, and Hitchcock. Studies postwar Hollywood genres including: film noir, the musical, the comedy, the Western, the gangster film, and sci-fi films. Traces important directions of postwar European Art Cinema (in particular Italian Neo-Realism and the Italian and French New
Waves) and offers a brief overview of ‘new' cinemas worldwide.
Explores the important developments that have taken place in Hollywood from the 1960s through to the present covering topics such as: New Hollywood cinema, the auteur renaissance of the seventies and eighties, neo-noir in the nineties, the digital age, and contemporary cinema.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2083 | Open
Who could have imagined the innovative and prolonged career of Martin Scorsese, especially when weighed against the parsimonious production of one of Scorsese’s major influences, Stanley Kubrick? This course focuses on these two maverick New York directors, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese; one starting out in the last years of the American studio system, the other part of the American New Wave. Rather than a straightforward focus on one of these directors and then the other, this course is shaped according to central themes which resonate with both directors: war, religion and the role of urban settings on filmmaking practice, along with other themes. Students do, however, begin with early Kubrick films such as Killer’s Kiss and The Killing, in order to analyze how the early films can be shown to contain the seeds of his later works and to understand his mastery of a wide range of genres from black comedy with Dr. Strangelove to science fiction with 2001. Students also explore the impact of New York on Scorsese’s films such as Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. They analyze his indebtedness to cinema tradition and the influence of this tradition on his cinephile tendencies with films such as Goodfellas and The Departed. We analyze the status of both directors as auteur directors and explore the specificities of their directing techniques. We learn from directors the difficulties of producing auteur films from within the American studio system.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2090 | Open
Studies America's cinematic myth: Film Noir, a pessimistic style appearing in Hollywood in the 1940s. Films include: The Maltese Falcon, Shadow of a Doubt, The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Touch of Evil, Out of the Past, The Woman in the Window, Murder My Sweet, Force of Evil, Pickup on South Street, and Kiss Me Deadly.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3039 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4 Credits From Range FM 1000 to FM 2098
This course aims to teach the fundamentals of directing - story boarding, preparation of a shooting script, choice of camera angles and lenses, etc. - and show the relationship between the technical and creative aspects of film making. Students will analyze direction in films and work as small production teams on their own short films to illustrate the "how and why" of film technique's influence on story-telling and character portrayal.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3074 | Open
Focuses on periods when Italian cinema was at the cutting edge of World Cinema. Begins with films such as Fellini's autobiographical Amarcord. Studies silent-era spectacles (Quo Vadis, Cabiria), and Italian film under fascism and its renaissance with Rossellini and De Sica. Examines leading filmmakers including Fellini, Pasolini, Visconti, and Antonioni. Explores Italian comedy, and the links between cinema and society.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3086 | Open
Pre-requisite: Taught in French. Prerequisite: FR2100 or FR2200
Shows the evolution of modern French culture in its relationship to cinema. Examines the early influence of literature and theater on cinema and its subsequent detachment, to be recognized as an art itself with its own particular form. Emphasizes the viewing and discussing of one film each week: two class meetings plus one film per week.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3088 | Open
Examines the intricate relationship between cities and cinema in specific as well as global contexts. Paris, New York, Mexico, Dakar, Cairo, Mumbai, Moscow, Shanghai or Tokyo: how are these sophisticated urban centers portrayed in films? And in turn how is cinema shaped by the rich and multifaceted experiences offered by these metropoles?
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3091 | Open
Indian cinema is a powerful aesthetic and cultural influence in the contemporary world, from the works of great auteurs to the cultural and industrial powerhouse of “Bollywood” cinema. In this course, we will look at Indian cinema from Bollywood and beyond, unpacking the ways in which cinema emerges from an exchange of cultural, national and economic constraints and conditions. In addition to an exploration of Bollywood cinema, we will explore the ways Indian regional cinemas – Tamil, Telegu or Bengali cinemas – relate to Hindi films and how Indian ‘alternative’ film movements relate to commercial production. We will ask, which of these if any, constitute a ‘national cinema' and explore the way genre transforms to negotiate shifting gender roles and other aspects of India cultural life. Finally, we will explore the way Indian cinema influences, and is transformed by its place on the international stage.
Contact Hours: 60

History

4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 1002 | Open
Continues History 1001, from the Renaissance and the Reformation through commercialism, Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the industrial and social revolutions of the 19th century to nationalism and socialism in the contemporary Western world.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 1015 | Open
This course surveys major themes in the ancient (pre-Islamic) and medieval history of the Middle East. It is organized around two parts. The first surveys successive civilizations and empires that rose in the region or invaded and dominated it, from the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Phoenicians, the Persians, to the Greeks and the Romans/Byzantines. The birth of Judaism and Christianity is presented in this part. The Second covers the rise of Islam, its expansion and the Caliphate it established from the 7th to the late 13th century, when the Mongol seized Bagdad.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 2030 | Open
What role should courts play in shaping society, both domestically and internationally? This course will explore two ideas of courts both in theory and in practice. The first part of the course will examine and clarify the historical development of the two typologies, exploring the arguments and rationales of each approach to the role courts play. The second part of the course will consider court decisions to explore several modern courts, both domestic and international.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 3041 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Junior or Senior
International human rights law established the norms, jurisprudence and legal infrastructure necessary to promote the implementation of international human rights standards. This course introduces key substantive and institutional issues and explores the establishment of standards, international human rights treaties, their implementation mechanisms and the expanding body of jurisprudence that make up this discipline at the crossroads of law and development.


*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 3061 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics OR College Level Junior or Senior
Covers the formal structure of the international legal order; sources, uses and dynamics of law in international relations; use of force, war crimes; the status and functions of states, governments, international organizations, companies, and individuals; law of the sea, environment, jurisdiction, aliens, human rights, the diplomatic process and its protection, and treaties. Discusses theory and future directions of international law.
Contact Hours: 60

International Comparative Politics

4.0 Credits
Politics | Course #: PO 1011 | Open
What is politics - to quest for the common good or who gets what, when, and how? We study what defines politics in the modern age: states and nations in the international system, collective action and representation in mass societies, trajectories of democracy and dictatorship, politics and development in the context of capitalism. The course will introduce the student to the concerns, the language and the methods of Political Science.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics | Course #: PO 2050 | Open
This course examines the nature of knowledge claims in political science: how we know what we know and how certain we are. Research schools, the nature of description and explanation in political science, and basis issues of quantitative analysis will form the core elements of this course, while substantive themes may vary each year.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
World Politics | Course #: PO 2031 | Open
This course analyses the basic setting, structure and dynamics of world politics with emphasis on current global problems, practices and processes. In doing so, it introduces the major theoretical approaches to international politics, and uses theory as a methodological tool for analyzing sources of change and causes of conflict and/or cooperation in the global arena.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
World Politics | Course #: PO 3061 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics OR Junior or Senior class standing
Covers the formal structure of the international legal order; sources, uses and dynamics of law in international relations; use of force, war crimes; the status and functions of states, governments, international organizations, companies, and individuals; law of the sea, environment, jurisdiction, aliens, human rights, the diplomatic process and its protection, and treaties. Discusses theory and future directions of international law.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Crosslisted.
Contact Hours: 60

Language

4.0 Credits
Arabic Language | Course #: AB 1010 | Open
This course is designed to familiarize beginners with the Arabic alphabet system and Arabic writing as well as provide the basis for limited conversation.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Arabic Language | Course #: AB 1030 | Open
Pre-requisite: AB 1020 - Elementary Arabic II
After studying the principles of morphological derivation which makes the students able to structure their understanding of the vocabulary production system, the course focuses on producing small texts expressing the students opinion and description of the material seen during the sessions. AB 1030 gives the opportunity to go beyond simple contact and to interact in Arabic within the fields covered by the different documents. The field covered by the didactic documents broadens out to short authentic texts, short articles and literary production, as well as authentic documents such as letters, cards, advertising, announcements.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 1100 | Open
This course is an introduction to French and is intended to help students acquire the basic elements of spoken and written French. Students will learn how to express themselves in everyday life situations. The students basic needs for linguistic and cultural information will be the main focus of this course. In class, work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the city of Paris.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 1200 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR1100 OR FR1025 OR FR125
This course is a second semester Elementary French course, with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world. This course will enable students to improve their comprehension skills through the use of authentic audio and video material and to acquire vocabulary to face situations in their real life in Paris. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are reinforced and special emphasis is placed on pronunciation.In-class work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the City of Paris.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 1200 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR1100 OR FR1025 OR FR125
This course is a second semester Elementary French course, with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world. This course will enable students to improve their comprehension skills through the use of authentic audio and video material and to acquire vocabulary to face situations in their real life in Paris. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are reinforced and special emphasis is placed on pronunciation.In-class work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the City of Paris.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 1300 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR1200 French and Culture II OR FR2025 Intensive Intermediate French
This course reviews basic and complex sentence patterns in greater depth through discussions on students experience in Paris. Cultural and historical aspects of the French life are introduced. Students will learn additional vocabulary to express opinions, beliefs, doubts and emotions, and are shown various language registers (formal/informal vocabulary and structures) and intonations. Examples are taken from real life situations, film, television, newspaper articles, etc. The four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) will be reinforced.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 2075 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR2035 French for Communication and Culture
Uses the resources of Paris to study the history of Western theater: theater visits and exchanges with directors, theater historians, actors, and scholars from other institutions. Taught in French. All papers and presentations completed in French for French credit. For all other students, papers can be done in French or English.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 2100 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR 2100 or FR2025
This high intermediate course allows students to reinforce and expand their ability to express themselves, defend an opinion, and debate with others. Special attention is paid to increasing students ability to form complex sentences and express attitudes, wishes, necessity, doubt, emotions, to link ideas and to speculate.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 2200 | Open
This high intermediate course allows students to reinforce and expand their ability to express themselves, defend an opinion, and debate with others. Special attention is paid to increasing students' ability to form complex sentences to express attitudes, wishes, necessity, doubt, emotions, to link ideas and to speculate.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 2550 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR 2035 French for Communication and Culture
This course is designed for highly motivated students who plan to enroll in advanced French courses on campus or abroad. Heavy emphasis will be placed on individual work based on customized programs of study in chosen textbooks. Special attention will be given training on various forms of written French as well to a strengthening of the coherent structure of these writings.Class time will be devoted to analyzing the students’ trials and errors, through group discussions, review and quizzes. Taught in French.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 3091 | Open
The percentage of young people, and of AUP students in particular, who have learned mother tongues other than the one(s) spoken in their host country is very high. What does it mean to be in-between cultures? In-between languages? What changes in our relationship towards our mother tongue(s) once we have entered into a new language?
After encountering the language of school, or languages known as ""foreign"", we tend to construct our mother tongue as an original language with a greater proximity with our bodies, our primary impulses, even with Truth, itself. In this course, we will examine and critique our own constructs and those expressed by Francophone authors (S. Beckett, N. Huston, A. Mizubayashi, N. Aviv…) and also open our discussions to the political and historical tensions that have existed and still do between native mother tongues and colonizing dominant languages in the Francosphere, in particular (E. Glissant, P. Chamoiseau, A. Djebar, M. Lalonde…).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: CL 3070 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK 2005 Intermediate Ancient Greek I
This course builds on the skills acquired in Intermediate Ancient Greek I. Students read longer, more difficult texts and train basic methods of classical philology and literary criticism, e.g., metrical and stylistic analysis, textual criticism, use of scholarly commentaries and dictionaries, recognizing levels of style and characteristic generic features the eyes of its fiction. Related films will be shown.

This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: CL 4070 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK3070
Advanced study in ancient Greek according to the wishes of the student. This course can be taken several times with different projects. Some of the possible offers are: in-depth study of the work of a particular Greek author, genre, or period; Greek prose composition; Greek dialects; study of Greek meter (including a public recitation); performance of a Greek tragedy in the original language (if a sufficient number of interested students can be found).

This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: GK 1005 | Open
This is a course for beginners. By reading simple ancient Greek texts and trying to write (or, if you like, speak) some Greek yourself, you learn the first grammar essentials and acquire a basic vocabulary of c. 1000 words. Choice of a particular textbook and specialization on particular aspects, e.g. Greek for students of philosophy, is possible.


This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: GK 1006 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK1005 Elementary Ancient Greek I or placement.
This course continues Elementary Ancient Greek i. At the end of the course you will have an overview of the grammar and a basic vocabulary of c. 2000 words. You will learn how to write simple Greek texts yourself and start to read excerpts of original literature. specialization on certain classes of texts, e.g. Greek tragedies, is possible.


This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: GK 2005 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK1006 Elementary Ancient Greek II or placement
Revision and expansion of the skills acquired at the Elementary level and review of grammar knowledge. The main goal at this level is to gain fluency in reading. Texts will be selected according to the interests or needs of the student.

This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: GK 3070 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK2005 Intermediate Ancient Greek I or placement
This course builds on the skills acquired in Intermediate Ancient Greek i. Students read longer, more difficult texts and train basic methods of classical philology and literary criticism, e.g., metrical and stylistic analysis, textual criticism, use of scholarly commentaries and dictionaries, recognizing levels of style and characteristic generic features.


This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Greek Language | Course #: GK 4070 | Open
Pre-requisite: GK3070 Intermediate Ancient Greek II or placement.
Advanced study in ancient Greek according to the wishes of the student. This course can be taken several ties with different projects. Some of the possible offers are: in-depth study of the work of a particular Greek author, genre, or period; Greek prose composition; Greek dialects; study of Greek meter (including a public recitation); performance of a Greek tragedy in the original language (if a sufficient number interested students can be found).


This course is taught individually. Students communicate directly with professors about meeting times.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Italian Language | Course #: IL 1010 | Open
Introduces the Italian language with emphasis upon speaking, basic grammatical structure, with a particular focus on culture. Videos, CDs, plus a field trip to Venice (additional fee), make this class an enjoyable challenge.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: CL 3050 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT2001
This course builds on the skills acquired in Intermediate Latin i. You read longer, more difficult texts and train basic methods of classical philology and literary criticism, e.g., metrical and stylistic analysis, textual criticism, use of scholarly commentaries and dictionaries, recognizing levels of style and characteristic generic features.

This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: CL 4050 | Open
Pre-requisite: CL3050 OR LT3050
Advanced study in Latin according to the wishes of the student. This course can be taken several times with different projects. Some of the possible offers are: in-depth study of the work of a particular Latin author, genre, or period; Latin prose composition; study of Latin meter (including a public recitation); performance of a Latin drama in the original language (if a sufficient number of interested students can be found).

This course is taught independently. Students communicate directly with the professor to determine meeting time.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LT 2001 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT1002 Elementary Latin II or placement.
Revision and expansion of the skills acquired at the Elementary level and review of grammar knowledge. The main goal at this level is to gain fluency in reading. Texts will be selected according to the interests or needs of the student.

This course is taught individually. Students schedule their courses directly with the professor.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LT 3050 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT2001 Intermediate Latin I or placement.
This course builds on the skills acquired in Intermediate Latin i. You read longer, more difficult texts and train basic methods of classical philology and literary criticism, e.g., metrical and stylistic analysis, textual criticism, use of scholarly commentaries and dictionaries, recognizing levels of style and characteristic generic features.

This course is taught individually. Students schedule the time directly with the professor.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LT 4050 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT/CL3050 Intermediate Latin II or placement.
Advanced study in Latin according to the wishes of the student. This course can be taken several times with different projects. Some of the possible offers are: in-depth study of the work of a particular Latin author, genre, or period; Latin prose composition; study of Latin meter (including a public recitation); performance of a Latin drama in the original language (if a sufficient number of interested students can be found).


This course is taught individually, students schedule their time with the professor.

Cross listed with CL 4050

Contact Hours: 60

Global Leadership Certificate
Students can supplement a regular semester of studies with the SAI Global Leadership Certificate (GLC), designed to enrich students’ experiences and to acknowledge their academic and service work by providing an additional credential beyond a university transcript. Students enrolled in the Global Leadership Certificate program broaden their awareness of global issues and deepen their knowledge of the host community’s role in an increasingly interconnected world through exploration of research, engagement in community service and interaction with experts and leaders. Students interested in applying for the GLC should select the program at application. Your Admissions Counselor will help guide you through the process of selecting GLC-approved courses at the time of registration.

International Service Certificate
The SAI International Service Certificate is awarded to SAI semester students who are motivated to engage with and give back to their host community. Supported by SAI on-site staff, students who earn the certificate gain valuable skills collaborating with local community groups, and obtain a unique perspective of their host city. Volunteers are able to explore a field of their interest, and build skills that can transfer into their future careers. For more information see SAI International Service Certificate.

Courses & Schedule
AUP courses run Monday – Friday. SAI students are free to enroll in any combination of elective courses, but prerequisites must be demonstrated through students’ transcripts. Please note that listed course options are not final until days and times are posted; until then, courses options should be treated as tentative.

Course Registration
SAI students complete their course registration directly with AUP through their AUP student account. Upon confirming intention to pursue the SAI program at AUP, students receive login information for their AUP student account. SAI’s Paris Admissions Counselor will help guide students through this process. AUP courses are competitive, and students should complete their course requests as early as possible.

After students receive their course registration confirmation, no changes can be made until students arrive on-site. AUP’s drop/add period occurs during the first week of semester classes.


Pre-Departure Calendar
May 15 2022
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
Coming soon
AUP Course Registration Opens
May 1 2022
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
June 1 2022
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
July 1 2022
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
July 1 2022
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.

On-Site Calendar
August 25 2022
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 12:00 noon, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
August 26 2022
SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Paris office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
August 28 2022
AUP Academic Orientation Begins
AUP holds multi-day orientation activities. In addition to the mandatory orientation, students have opportunities to take city tours, join clubs, and meet professors.
September 5 2022
AUP Classes Begin
September 5 – 11 2022
Add / Drop Period
October 31 – November 2 2022
Fall Break (no class)
December 7 2022
Classes End
December 8 – 11 2022
AUP Reading Period
December 12 – 16 2022
Final Exams Period
December 17 2022
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
$25,300
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$3,450
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3, 5 or 7 dinners/week
3 dinners – $475
5 dinners – $1,050
7 dinners – $1,600
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Paris
$900 $1,500
Visa
$350 $450
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees may be imposed to cover field trips and/or materials.
$100/ course $450/ course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$400 / month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $350 / month $450 / month
Transportation within Paris
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$125 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is a SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to fostering a welcoming community for all students by providing assistance to diverse needs
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities & weekend excursion
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Activity: Rue Cler & Picnic at the Eiffel Tower
Students are welcomed to their new city with a stroll up Rue Cler, one of the City’s most charming pedestrian streets. Weather permitting, the group ends their walk with a picnic lunch at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Montmartre Walking Tour
Take a guided tour through the Montmartre district and glimpse the nooks and crannies of the most bohemian district of Paris, once home to artists such as Renoir, Picasso, Edith Piaf and others.

Cheese Tasting Workshop
Have you ever wondered what makes French cheese so extraordinary? Students take a two-hour tasting workshop with a cheese expert, during which they will receive an introduction to French cheese types and cheese-making regions. Cheeses will also be paired with a selection of wines for tasting.

Macaron Baking Course
Students get their hands dirty learning how to make macarons – one of France’s most famous cookies. Following the 90-minute course each participant will take home a box of their own macarons.

Tour of the Palais Garnier and a visit to the Galerie Lafayette
Students take a 90-minute guided tour of the Palais Garnier, home to the Opera of Paris and the setting of Gaston Leroux’s 1909 novel, The Phantom of the Opera. After the tour, we’ll cross Blvd Haussmann to visit the main building of the Galerie Lafayette, one of Paris’ most iconic high-end department stores. We’ll take in the exquisite stained-glass dome as we ascend through the atrium to the seventh floor, where we’ll enjoy the view from the building’s outdoor terrace.

Farewell Dinner
Students celebrate the end of a successful semester abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious French meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment or residence
Standard housing includes a shared occupancy room in a shared student apartment or a student residence (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). All SAI housing in Paris is fully furnished and comes equipped with towels, bed linens, and wireless Internet. Students have access to kitchen facilities, comfortable common areas, and washing machines. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any housing needs that may arise.

Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
Students choosing the homestay option will be placed with a local family, which could be an older couple or a family with children. SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a private bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Wifi is included, as is access to laundry facilities. Students opting for this more immersive housing get breakfast included as well as the option of a certain number of dinners per week (cost varies).

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Europe.

Student Visas
In accordance with French law students studying in France for 91 or more days are required to obtain a student visa. Those with French/EU citizenship are exempted. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

Students must appear in person at a VFS Visa Processing Center to present their student visa application. Visa applicants living in the United States are able to set up their appointment at one of the nine visa centers regardless of their location. VFS Global Centers are located in Washington DC, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. In some cases the nearest processing center may be in a neighboring state, which might necessitate air travel. Please plan and budget accordingly. Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students in getting ready for their appointment; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.