American University of Paris
Spring Semester Elective 2018
12 – 18 credits

Semester students at AUP select 3 - 5 courses from a range of subjects offered for a total of 12 – 18 credits. Students may elect to take French Language, but it is not a requirement. Semester courses are offered in an array of disciplines, including Art History, Business, Film, Communications, Politics and Psychology, among many others.


Application Deadline
October 1, 2017
Apps accepted until November 1 as space permits

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

Highlights

  • Earn an SAI Global Leadership Certificate
  • Join active student clubs
  • 200+ courses offered each semester in a range of disciplines

Program Dates
January 5, 2018 – May 16, 2018


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
Economics
English Literature & Writing
Film Studies
History
International Comparative Politics
Language
Urban Studies

Arts and Sciences

4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 1000 | Open
Teaches the skills needed for an informed approach to art and architecture by introducing the salient concepts, techniques, and developments of Western Art. Studies works from ancient Greece, Rome, and the European Middle Ages in their K19 historical, social, and cultural contexts. Includes visits to museums and monuments in and around Paris.
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
1.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 1030 | Open
Les Jeunes ont la parole is a program organized by the Louvre Museum, in cooperation with a dozen Parisian educational institutions including The American University of Paris, to attract the younger generation into its venerable walls. As part of the Louvres Les Nocturnes du vendredi, participating students dialogue with peers and other museum visitors around a work of art that he or she has studied in depth. A unique hands-on opportunity, the one-credit course involves preparatory meetings, preliminary research, Friday-evening presentations, and a final write-up.
Contact Hours: 15
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 2014 | Open
Pre-requisite: AH1020 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
Examines the dynamic and often militant Baroque style in Counter- Reformation Italy and its national variants in France, Spain, and Flanders. Traces the development of new and different modes of expression in the emerging Protestant Netherlands. Explores the evolution from Baroque
to Rococo as well as the arts of the 18th-Century in France and England.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 2016 | Open
Pre-requisite: AH1020 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
Introduces the principal arts and aesthetic issues of the 19th and 20th centuries from the French Revolution to World War II. Studies artists such as David, Turner, Monet, and Picasso, as well as movements such as Romanticism, Impressionism, and Surrealism, stressing continuities beneath apparent differences of approach. Regular museum sessions at the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
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 2012 | Open
Explores in greater depth the concepts of drawing presented in AR 1010. Concentrates on the study of volume, the construction of shallow and deep space, and the design of shapes and negative space. Working from life provides the main focus; however, drawing from memory and collage develop visual imagination and personal expression. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 2016 | Open
Offers a basic study of visual analysis and contemporary painting techniques. Color theory and its practical application and a solid understanding of painting materials are central to the course. Working from life provides the main focus. Different methods of paint application are introduced, including direct painting, glazing, scumbling, and the use of the palette knife. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
European Studies | Course #: ES 3091 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR2020 or FR2035 or equivalent
A limited number of students with requisite oral and written competence in French may follow one course at the University de Paris IV“ Sorbonne. Every semester, a different selection of courses will be proposed from the Sorbonne'™s History department, generally on a subject of the cultural and social history of Europe. Students who are selected for participation attend amphitheater lectures and classroom meetings (travaux dirigs) at the Sorbonne, and also classroom meetings at AUP through the semester with a designated faculty member. Tests, exams, oral presentations and papers are assigned both at the Sorbonne and at AUP.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 2016 | Open
Interrogates the concepts of ‘gender’ and ‘sexuality’ from a comparative, global perspective, drawing from multiple disciplines such as anthropology, ethnography, philosophy, sociology and history. Engages with questions of inequality, social justice and diversity as they are mapped onto gender and played out in institutional, political and socio-cultural power relations.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 2045 | Open
Studies the nature and causes o individual behavior and thought in social situations. Presents the basic fields of study that compose the science of social psychology, and how its theories impact on most aspects of people's lives. Topics of study include: conformity, persuasion, mass communication, propaganda, aggression, attraction, prejudice, and altruism.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Gender Studies | Course #: GS 3091 | Open
Pre-requisite: Sophomore class standing or higher
What does it mean to live in a “normative universe”? Where is it located in our everyday lives, beyond the maintenance of categories of “right” and “wrong”, “legal” and “illegal”, “normal” or “abnormal” ? What impact does it have on our understandings of identity as they are expressed through gender, sexuality and culture? Due to the force and visibility of the formal institution of law and the conventions of the social world, we often identify norms with questions of explicit social control. Yet, these legal and social trappings are only a small part of the normative universe, because of the central role of narrative (or story telling) in both legal and social discourse. Indeed, in the words of legal scholar Robert Cover “no set of legal institutions or [social] prescriptions exists apart from the narratives that locate and give them meaning”. In this class we will investigate the various ways in which gendered norms of identity are defined, constructed, enforced, managed and even adjudicated through the narratives that inform and produce our social and legal realities. Class reading will include works by Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Wendy Brown, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Denise da Silva and Nivedita Menon, among others.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 1200 | Open
This course aims to provide a solid and comprehensive grounding in modern philosophy focusing on the main issues and theories of late Renaissance philosophy, modern Rationalism and Empiricism, philosophies of the Enlightenment, Critical philosophy, modern Idealism, Phenomenology and some questions of analytic philosophy. It offers an introduction to the works of the major figures of this tradition.
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 3037 | Open
Pre-requisite: (EC2010GE110 OR EC2020GE110) AND PO1011GE110 AND (PO2003GE115 OR PL2003GE115)
As the bridge-course for the major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, this team-taught course offers a multidisciplinary perspective on key questions of political economy. First presenting the similarities and differences between philosophical, political and economic approaches to political and economic rationality, the course offers varied analyses of representation and government, the commons, security, inequality and debt. The overall purpose of the course is to engage students, at various levels of theoretical abstraction and empirical precision, with the fundamental issues lying between ethics, politics, and economics.


Crosslisted

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

Business Administration

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 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
Entrepreneurship | Course #: BA 3021 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA3020
This course is the sequel to the Entrepreneurship course and together with the Entrepreneurial Finance course builds the basis for the Entrepreneurship major. It covers a number of previously touched-upon topics and takes students deeper into the theoretical basis of entrepreneurship. It discusses topics like the psychology of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial problem-solving techniques, and entrepreneurial methods in great depth so that students see through myths and are prepared for their own entrepreneurial careers. Critical phases in an entrepreneurial organizations life cycle and analyzed. At the end of this course students should understand which parts of entrepreneurship are practiced art and which are systematic management.
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 4020 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA3050 International Finance Markets AND MA1020 Applied Statistics AND MA1030 Calculus I
This course is an introduction to numerical techniques for the valuation and hedging of financial investment instruments such as options and other derivatives. It emphasizes the implementation and use-selected models, and links them to related optimization techniques, such as stochastic programming. It is aimed at providing the basic necessary analytical skills useful to working in financial firms and investment banks.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Business Administration | Course #: BA 3084 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Junior OR Senior
Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.
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: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BA 3070 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2020 Management and Organizational Behavior AND MA 1020 Applied Statistics I
Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.
Contact Hours: 60
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: 60

Communications

4.0 Credits
Advertising | Course #: CM 3067 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2040 Marketing in a Global Environment
The great advertising man, Bill Bernbach, once said Everyone talks these days about what has changed. I look for what never changes. Advertising is rapidly changing, indeed, as todays mature consuming societies and new technologies force new communication challenges & solutions. Yet the principles and disciplines that lead to effective advertising have not changed. and are unlikely to in the foreseeable future. This course will be presented in the spirit of Bernbach's wisdom, i.e. developing an understanding of what never changes and applying those disciplines to our rapidly changing communications world.
Contact Hours: 60
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 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 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 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
Journalism | Course #: CM 2012 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2011
We will perfect our writing, review the different beats, study law and ethics and review the history of journalism to see how we got to where we are today. Many changes are being imposed on the press by multimedia, the internet and citizen reporter. Other changes are politically motivated. You should know the basics of American, British and French libel and slander laws.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 3091 | Open
Pre-requisite: The course has an extra course fee of 80 euros.
This class is dedicated to the study of food and the senses from an anthropological perspective. We begin with an introduction to key theoretical texts and then move on to a series of ethnographic texts situated in a vast array of cultural contexts. Generally speaking, anthropologists are interested in critically examining the relationship between our foods and foodways, on the one hand, and our social, cultural, political and economic contexts, on the other. Students will also participate in a series of small in-class tasting exercises and trips. They will be asked to critically reflect on such experiences by using ethnographic methodologies and perspectives. Please be aware that there is a small fee for this course and that while it is fun for those who love food and tasting, a serious intellectual commitment is also required.
Contact Hours: 60
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 #: VC 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
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

Comparative Literature and English

4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 1050 | Open
Considers closely three moments when the practice of writing changed radically in response to historical and cultural processes, from 1800 to the present day (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.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3020 | Open
Pre-requisite: Junior standing
Workshops a range of professional writing and presentation skills for the cultural sphere (cultural journalism, reviewing, grant applications, creative pitches, page layout). Students collectively produce and maintain a website of cultural activity in Paris. Practical work is placed in cultural
and theoretical contexts, including introduction to the publication industry, legal contexts, and cultural studies. 4 Credits. Offered periodically.
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
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

Computer Science, Mathematics & Science

5.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 1050 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1040
This is the second part of the foundation course for the Information and Communication Technologies degree program. Successful students will have a thorough knowledge of the computer language Java, the systematic development of programs, problem-solving and a knowledge of some of the fundamental algorithms of computer science. Essential concepts include inheritance, polymorphism, and error-handling, using exceptions.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3032 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS2071
Studies the design and implementation of general-purpose operating systems on digital computers: memory management, virtual memory, storage hierarchy evaluation, multiprogramming, process creation, synchronization, deadlock, message communication, parallel programming constructs, I/O management, and file systems. Includes case studies of major operating systems.
Contact Hours: 60
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 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 2041 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1030
Treats applications in economics and computer science, limited to Euclidean n-space. Topics include: the linear structure of space, vectors, norms and angles, transformations of space, systems of linear equations and their applications, the Gauss-Jordan method, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Uses Mathematica for graphics and algorithms.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 3066 | Open
Explores the relationships between and the power and limitations of several multivariable statistical techniques: multidimensional scaling, principal component analysis, correspondence analysis, canonical correlation, cluster analysis and conjoint analysis as tools for meaning making in data analysis in psychology, sociology, economics and business. Computer packages used: Systat, NewMDSx, R, APL and Mathematica.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 3100 | Open
Applied Differential Equations takes the study of differential equations, begun in Calculus 1, to the next level, and further allows students a first meeting with difference equations.

The first, and larger part of the course, deals with differential equations (DE's) -- linear and non-linear DE's; first andn higer-order DE's and systems of DE's; ordinary DE's and partiall DE's. Examples come from population dynamics (in various species), hydrostatic equations for water and air, wave equations (for exemple sound waves, water waves, seismics waves,...)

The second part of the course looks at difference equations, with both time and space differencing connections with differentiation; solutions (numerically as well as algebraically); analysis of solutions in terms of convergence and stability. The one-way wave equation (advection equation) is looked at in more detail.
Contact Hours: 60

Economics

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
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
4.0 Credits
International Economics | Course #: EC 3020 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 AND EC2020
Studies in depth factors influencing aggregate supply and demand, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and international payments. Develops an analytic framework for the purpose of investigating the interrelationships among principal macroeconomic aggregates. Discusses current issues and controversies regarding macroeconomic policies.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Economics | Course #: EC 3037 | Open
Pre-requisite: (EC2010GE110 OR EC2020GE110) AND PO101GE110 AND (PO2003GE115 OR PL2003GE115)
As the bridge-course for the major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, this team-taught course offers a multidisciplinary perspective on key questions of political economy. First presenting the similarities and differences between philosophical, political and economic approaches to political and economic rationality, the course offers varied analyses of representation and government, the commons, security, inequality and debt. The overall purpose of the course is to engage students, at various levels of theoretical abstraction and empirical precision, with the fundamental issues lying between ethics, politics, and economics.


Crosslisted as PL 3037

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Economics | Course #: EC 3042 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 AND EC2020
Examines the evolution of the concept of economic development and its means of assessment. The course studies the models explaining the process of economic development and the barriers to it. A critical analysis of the success and failure of development theories and policies is examined. A survey of neo-classical, dualist, structuralist, Third-Worldist, Marxist and IMF-based discourses of development and underdevelopment are undertaken.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Economics | Course #: EC 4090 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1020 AND EC2010 AND EC2020 AND EC2030 AND EC3010 AND EC3020 AND EC3086 AND College Level=Senior
The senior research seminar in economics provides students with a capstone experience in economics. Using the quantitative tools, students will embark on an empirical research project in economics that interests them most.
Contact Hours: 60

English Literature & Writing

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

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 2075 | Open
Studies film history, aesthetics, and techniques of film analysis. Illustrates the basic theories of film-making with specific films of important directors such as Griffith, Einstein, Stroheim, Chaplin, Keaton, Murnau, Sternberg, Lubitsch, Renoir, Hawks, Ford, Welles, and Sturges.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2091 | Open
The lavish imaginary worlds that cinematic technology made it possible to create became part of the earliest film-making endeavors in both America and Europe. In this course, students overview the roots of science fiction and fantastic cinema, from early experimental filming to short fiction to the Freudian concept of the uncanny. They analyse how these early developments have shaped the film-making decisions of directors such as Lynch, Gilliam, Kurosawa and others. The focus of the course is not only on science fiction and fantasy as genres but also on their role in the evolution of cinematic storytelling. A special section on the birth of the Sci-fi Hollywood dynasty is also featured.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3027 | Open
Examines film theory with two motives: how does it help us read individual films, and what does it tell us about this medium? Studies theorists such as Sergei Eisenstein, Andre Bazin, Robin Wood, Christian Metz, Joan Mellen, Laura Mulvey, and Gaylyn Studlar, in relation to certain seminal films - Potemkin, Citizen Kane, Vertigo, A bout de souffle, and Pulp Fiction
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 2020 | Open
his course is designed to introduce students to the historical foundations of legal thought and to cultivate literacy in legal reasoning. The course provides an essential resource for our future global citizens by exploring key legal texts, histories and cases and familiarizing students with the historical origins of key contemporary legal issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 3054 | Open
Pre-requisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing
Examines the creation of the Bismarckian state, the origins of World War I and World War II, and the creation of a united Europe in the post-war period. Investigates the efforts of the European state system to adapt to the challenges of nationalism and globalization.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Cross listed with PO 3054
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 2020 | Open
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical foundations of legal thought and to cultivate literacy in legal reasoning. The course provides an essential resource for our future global citizens by exploring key legal texts, histories and cases and familiarizing students with the historical origins of key contemporary legal issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 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

Cross listed with HI 2030
Contact Hours: 60
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 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.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
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 2015 | Open
This course introduces students to the comparative study of politics, focusing on political behavior and the structures and practices that political systems have in common and those that distinguish them. We study different forms of democratic and authoritarian rule, state-society relationships, and key issues of political economy like development and welfare states. While the emphasis is on domestic features, we also analyze the impacts of globalization on national politics.

*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 3054 | Open
Pre-requisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing
Examines the creation of the Bismarckian state, the origins of World War I and World War II, and the creation of a united Europe in the post-war period. Investigates the efforts of the European state system to adapt to the challenges of nationalism and globalization.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Cross listed with HI 3054
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 1020 | 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 1040 | Open
Pre-requisite: AB1030 - Intermediate Arabic I
Starting from the acquired grammar knowledge (specially the morphological derivation), AB 1040 works on going into more specialized vocabulary in various fields such as intellectual conversation, objective description, expressing ones opinion, etc. Besides, this course pursues production skills, so the students can grow linguistically in handling of Arabic and acquiring a more detailed lexical mass.
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 2100 | 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 2200 | 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
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 1020 | Open
Pre-requisite: IL1010 - Elementary Italian I
Sequel to Italian I, with an emphasis on debate, more advanced grammatical structure, plus introduction to literary texts, newspaper reading, and Italian cinema. A field trip to Florence or Naples will fully expose students to Italian culture.
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 #: LT 1001 | Open
This is a Latin course for beginners. By reading simple Latin texts and trying to write (or, if you like, speak) some Latin 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. Medieval Latin, if possible.


This course is taught individually. Students schedule the time directly with the professor.

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: LT 1002 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT1001 Elementary Latin I or placement
This course continues Elementary Ancient Latin i. At the end of the course you will have an overview of the Latin grammar and a basic vocabulary of c. 2000 words. You will learn how to write simple Latin texts yourself and start to read excerpts of original literature. Specialization on certain classes of texts, e.g. Latin inscriptions, is possible.


This course is taught individually. Students schedule the time directly with the professor.

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
4.0 Credits
Spanish Language | Course #: SN 1020 | Open
Pre-requisite: SN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I
This course is a continuation of SN 1010 focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will learn how to express desires or give their advice, and how to express themselves in everyday-life situations.
Contact Hours: 60

Urban Studies

4.0 Credits
Urban Studies | Course #: UR 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

Cross listed with AH 2000.
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.

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. AUP courses are competitive, and students should complete their course requests as early as possible. AUP course registration begins on the following date (students who submit their course request after this date risk not getting their first choice courses):

Spring Semester: coming soon

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
October 1 2017
Application Deadline
Applications accepted until November 1 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
October 1 2017
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 date of acceptance.
October 15 2017
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.
November 15 2017
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
December 1 2017
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
December 1 2017
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
January 5 2018
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.
January 6 2018
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.
January 8 – 10 2018
AUP Academic Orientation
AUP holds multi-day orientation activities. In addition to the mandatory orientation, students have opportunities to take city tours, join clubs, and meet professors.
January 15 2018
AUP Classes Begin
Feb 26 – March 9 2018
Spring Break (no class)
May 2 2018
Classes End
May 15 2018
Final Exams End
May 16 2018
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 $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$22,180
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$3,075
Optional Visa Processing Service
Available for some jurisdictions.
$175
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*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 $1,200
Visa
Visa fees, paid to French Consulate.
$200 $200
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
$100 $450
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 an SAI Signature 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
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI weekend excursion
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • 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 and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students 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 Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city through a walking tour of the many Parisian sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars.

River Seine Boat Tour
Students take a boat tour on the Seine river catching a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Paris’s other famous sights. Following the tour the group takes a stroll along the Champs Elysées and coffee break.

Visit Musée Carnavalet & Walk Through the Marais
Students visit the Musée Carnavelet, a museum devoted to the history of Paris, followed by a stroll through the Marais: the Jewish district of Paris.

Weekend Trip to Bèziers
A former Roman colony dating back to 36 B.C., Bèziers, located in the southern Languedoc region, is known for its wine and bullfighting. Students spend the weekend exploring this ancient town, and catch a glimpse of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

Night at the Theater
Students are invited to spend an evening enjoying a world-class performance at one of Paris’ prestigious theaters.

Day Trip to Reims in the Champagne Region
Students travel as a group by private shuttle to the city of Reims where they visit the numerous Maisons de Champagne in the region along the Route Touristique de Champagne. Students have the chance to taste and purchase Champagne directly from the producer. The trip includes lunch in a local French restaurant.

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

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Alternate Housing: Independent
Students seeking independent housing can do so, for a reduction in the SAI program fee. Please contact SAI for details. Students with independent housing are required to fill out SAI’s Independent Accommodation Information form.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 6 months after planned departure from France.

Student Visas
In accordance with French law students studying in France for 90 days or more 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 the French Consulate to present their student visa application. Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students in getting ready for the appointment; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.

Please note that SAI is able to process visa applications (no trip to the Consulate required!) for students who live or attend school in some jurisdictions.

About SAI

SAI Programs 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.