American University of Paris
Spring Semester Elective 2020
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. 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 Deadline
October 1, 2019
Apps accepted until Nov 1 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 Certificate
  • Join active student clubs
  • 200+ courses taught each semester in a range of disciplines

Program Dates
January 3, 2020 – May 9, 2020


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
French 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
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 2012 | Open
Pre-requisite: AH1000 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.
Explores the adaptation of ancient art by the Christian religious establishment and the interaction of early medieval artists with the Graeco-Roman tradition. Follows the development of medieval art in the West to the Gothic period by analyzing its spiritual dimensions and diversity as well as the impact on artistic creation of the changing centers of power and influences.
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 #: AH 2024 | Open
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the multifaceted and dynamic character of Islamic art by focusing on the highest achievements of the major dynasties. The time frame will span over one thousand years and, geographically, will cover lands from the western Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent. Lectures will concentrate on the most representative monuments and works of art from each period. After examining the distinguishing features of the art and architecture e of the principal dynasties. heir salient characteristics and their greatest contributions to Islamic art as a whole, it should become evident that the field is both full of striking diversity and overall unity.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AH 3065 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4 Credits From Range AH 1000 To AH 4090
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 #: 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 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 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 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 3002 | Open
Examines the Allied partition of Berlin, the politics of the Cold War, the Berlin Air Lift, the emergence of two German states, the division by the Berlin Wall, and the reemergence of a unified city in a new Germany. Films, drama, and novels trace the historical development of the city. Includes a study trip to Berlin.
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
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 2071 | Open
The course focuses on the impact of the emergent discipline of political economy on modern philosophy. A brief overview of the work of Adam Smith and David Ricardo will introduce the concerns of political economy before the course focuses on Karl Marx's attempt to re-orientate philosophy through the critique of political economy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Philosophy | Course #: PL 2072 | Open
An introduction to one of the key orientations of modern philosophy: critical genealogy and its central problematic, the identity and formation of the subject. The aim of critical genealogy is to unearth the hidden and unsuspected mechanism, whether institutional or familial, which lie behind the formation of individual and social identities.
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 2007 | Open
Pre-requisite: Sophomore class standing or higher
Analyzes alienation and delusional states psychodynamically as presented in contemporary film. First studies acute hysteria and multiple personalities (Petrie's Sybil). Then approaches the elaboration of a persecution complex (Polanski's Rosemary's Baby), amnesia and dissociation (Parker's Angel Heart), and psychotic breakdown Bergman's Through a Glass Darkly or The Hour of the Wolf).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2042 | Open
Uses Horney's differentiation of the situation and the character neuroses to introduce the theory of a basic neurotic character structure, consisting of insecurity, anxiety, hostility, craving for affection, and the defences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2068 | Open
What is my identity? And what is my self? Or should we speak of identities and selves? Whatever they are, these questions run through our lives. They are central issues in our relationships; they influence our view of the future; they impact what we remember from our past; they underlie our quest for a meaningful existence. They also are at the heart of countless investigations of psychologists, philosophers, social scientists, writers, and artists. In this class, we explore these issues both theoretically and empirically, that is, in research contexts of psychology and neighboring human sciences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 3025 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY 1000
Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental operations by which every human being acquires knowledge about the external world. This course provides a scientific understanding of how and why the human senses affect the way people perceive the world around them, including how perceptions can be distorted by both physical and experiential factors.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 3065 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY1000
Students discover the classic and modern theories on classical and operant conditioning and the application of these in such phenomena as drug addiction, marketing and the formation and treatment of phobias. The second part of the course explores the concept of memory and the application of theory and research in understanding everyday memory phenomena, such as autobiographical memory, childhood amnesia, flashbulb memory, false memories and eyewitness testimony. The course also focuses on memory loss and memory training.
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 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 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
Entrepreneurship | Course #: BA 4015 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2050 AND BA3021
The course Entrepreneurial Approaches provides highly customized paths for a variety of business contexts, including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises. Students are expected to critically assess the readings, to have the ability to work in groups, and to present ideas orally and written in English.
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 4018 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 3010 Corporate Finance
Deals with the theory and practice of multinational financial management. Topics include: foreign exchange risk management, multinational working capital management, managing intracorporate fund flows, foreign investment analysis, financing foreign operations, and multinational management information systems.
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 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
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
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 3044 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2040 and College Level Junior and BA1020
Consumer behavior lies at the crossroads of marketing, psychology, economics and anthropology. We employ theories developed in these fields to help predict how consumers will respond to various marketing stimuli. We examine the impact of purchase involvement on consumer decision making; the various kinds of decision models used by consumers; and the influence of attitude, culture, demographics, emotions, learning, memory, motivation, personality and perception on our behavior as consumers. Consumer behavior attempts to understand the consumption activities of individuals as opposed to markets.
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 2001 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 1000 - Principles of Academic Writing
Concentrates on the principles of communication in public speaking. Students learn and practice strategies and techniques for effective speech preparation and delivery of informative, ceremonial, persuasive, and impromptu speeches, and panel presentations. Helps students sharpen their oral presentation skills, express their meaning clearly, and become accustomed to public speaking.
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 3033 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 1000
An introduction to writing features and guide books for the travel market. Students will gain insight into the changing set of processes linked to the practice of contemporary, commodified travel, and the way space for tourist use is represented and used. Urban place-making and branding strategies are examined. Students will practice writing in a variety of travel genres.
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 3046 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2051 Communication Theory & Research Methods
Examines how constitutional and statutory law define and protect media in different countries. Introduces students to libel law, copyright and author's rights, commercial rights issues, and variations across countries. Examines the role of government institutions and regulatory bodies in formulating policy on matters such as children's television and advertising regulation. Explores the process of self-regulation and issues of journalist's ethics.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3048 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1050 OR CS1005 GPA 3.0 OR CM1005 GPA 3.0
Introduces theories of human-computer interaction and analyzes human factors related to the design, development, and use of Information Systems. Students will apply these theories with examples of design, implementation, and evaluation of multimedia user interfaces. The subject of this course is inherently interdisciplinary and the students attending the course normally represent several majors.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3062 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM2051 Communication Theory & Research Methods OR Art History Major
This course introduces students to theories of semiotics as they are applied to mass media. Semiotics is the study of meaning-making; we will study how meaning is made from media. We will study a range of media forms, including television, cinema, websites, advertising and print media, as sign systems in order to analyze how cultural meanings are produced and received within the mass media. We will apply key theories and concepts relevant to media semiotics, including genre, narratology, linguistics and discourse theory.
Contact Hours: 60
1.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 3850 | Open
This course is designed for students working in the journalism workshops – magazine, online news, video production. The student will work in one of the journalism workshops under the guidance of a faculty member. The student will be actively engaged in the newsroom activities for the workshop selected. The faculty member will mentor, monitor and evaluate participation and work produced.
Contact Hours: 15
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 4013 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Level=Junior OR College Level=Senior AND Major=Global Communications OR Major=Journalism
Fashion journalism is undergoing a major shift with the advent of new technology. In order to understand this revolution, we shall consider the larger context in which fashion coverage is being played out. We shall look at newspapers, magazines, TV, movies, and the web.
How fashion can be presented: as spectacle, as image, as art, as craft, and as commercial, industrial entity will be given consideration.
An introduction to the major players and characters in the fashion world will also be a part of this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Communications | Course #: CM 4015 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM1023 Intro to Media & Communication Studies AND CM2051 Communication Theory & Research Methods
This course will investigate the cultural and ideological functions of panic and the social and political uses of scandal as they circulate through contemporary media and communications. By analyzing the form and institutional contexts of selected news media, film, television and digital media, we will engage critically with debates around media effects, distribution, representation and regulation.
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
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
4.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 2012 | Open
This course is a workshop that will focus on training students for digital journalism. Students will learn writing, editing and curating skills for an online environment, notably in news, reviews, and opinion writing. Emphasis will also be placed on using online tools for researching and sourcing, as well as digital tools for graphics and big data.
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 #: 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
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 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 2051 | Open
Begins with Old English literary texts, then examines selections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the conventions of Middle English drama and lyrics, earlier Renaissance styles of lyric poetry (Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney), and then Shakespeare's sonnets and a major Shakespeare play. Reviews the dominant styles of Metaphysical and Cavalier poetry (Donne, Herbert, Marvell, Crashaw, Suckling, Waller, Milton).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 2054 | Open
Traces modern continental and Latin American literature from the Molieresque comedy of Moratín to the magical realism of García Márquez. Readings include Spanish authors (fiction by Galdós, Unamuno, Cela, Goytisolo), Spanish-American writers (poetry of Neruda, Paz and tales by Borges, Rulfo), and one Brazilian writer (Clarice Lispector). Conducted in English. Written work accepted in English or Spanish. 4 Credits. Offered periodically.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 2085 | Open
Examines the major tenets, philosophical perspectives, and critical orientations of literary theory from Plato and Aristotle to the present. Students study critical texts from literary and non- literary disciplines, schools, and voices that have come to impact the Western theoretical canon, including psychoanalysis, Marxism, Russian formalism, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, queer theory, new historicism, and post-colonialism.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3002 | Open
Looks at relations between language and visual form in the development of European modernism. Readings include works by Baudelaire, Pound, Joyce, Mallarme, Woolf, Apollinaire, Lewis, Benjamin. Studies creative innovation as expression of utopian imagination, on a historical spectrum from Romantic synaesthesia, the interchange of sensory and cognitive pathways as desired transcendence, to the productive, open dislocations of modern capitalist society. Examines a wider cultural history of the integration of verbal and visual signs, and parallels in music, painting and theatre.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3017 | Open
In-depth study of Ancient Greek and Latin texts or authors of both literary and philosophical interest. Subjects may include: comparison of Greek and Roman philosophy; close reading of the oeuvre, or part of an oeuvre, of one author; the literary and philosophical analysis of a collection of thematically and connected passages.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 3046 | Open
By promoting careful analysis of two landmarks of French literature while building skills in language and cultural semantics, oral and written communications, this course aims at helping students weave together literary meaning and cross-cultural belonging. By becoming more familiar with French literary language and mindscapes, students will further their understanding of L'Esprit français, the special relationship between literature and culture, writers and intellectual history in France.
The choice of works and pairings will differ every year according to the instructor's interests.
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 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 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
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 3200 | Open
Whether a story is an imaginative transformation of life experience or an invention, the writing must be well crafted and convincing, driven not only by plot and theme but also through characterization, conflict, point of view, and sensitivity to language. Students produce and critique short stories and novel chapters while studying fiction techniques and style through examples.
Contact Hours: 60

Computer Science, Mathematics & Science

5.0 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
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 2055 | Open
The course provides an understanding on the need for security, privacy and trust in ICT. Legal and ethical aspects will be covered. Technology for security, privacy and trust will be presented at a functional level. The following topics will be covered: security threats and solutions, intellectual property rights, anonymity and identity, business stakeholders privacy obligations, privacy in today applications (search engine, social networks, location oriented services, RFId-based applications), privacy enhancing technologies, privacy policy enforcement, trusted computing.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3053 | Open
Covers methods and tools associated with the entire software life cycle: requirement management, testing and profiling, deployment, change and configuration management, quality management, project management and security. Special emphases are given to object-oriented software analysis and design as a foundation to Model-driven architecture (MDA). Automated and semi-automated tools that support these procedures will also be examined.
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
4.0 Credits
Environmental Science | Course #: SC 1060 | Open
Pre-requisite: SC1060LLAB AND (GE1020GE120 OR MA1005 OR MA1005GE120 OR MA1010 OR MA1010GE120 OR MA1020 OR MA1020GE120 OR MA1025GE120 OR MA1030 OR MA1030GE120 OR ELECMA-30)
Managing risk associated with natural environmental disasters (volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, etc.) and unnatural disasters (oil spills, nuclear fallout, toxic spills, groundwater exhaustion, eutrophication, global warming) is a fundamental aspect of environmental policy. In this course, students will learn about the underlying physical processes of the most common and costly environmental disasters afflicting society today, and will examine historical landmark cases, discussing damage cost models (infrastructure, life, ecosystem) and risk minimization strategies (relocation, protection, resource or technology discontinuation).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Environmental Science | Course #: SC 1080 | Open
Pre-requisite: 4 Credits From Range [MA1005 To MA4030]
This course explores how and why animals, including humans, behave the way they do. Topics include natural selection; the interplay between genes and the environment; learning; the influence of neurons and hormones on behavior; foraging; mating; cooperation; communication; and social behavior. In the labs, students will use the scientific method to carry out lab- and field-based research projects.
Contact Hours: 60
0.0 Credits
Environmental Science | Course #: SC 1080 LB | Open
Pre-requisite: 4 Credits From Range [MA1005 To MA4030] * Course requires registration in accompanying lab.
This course explores how and why animals, including humans, behave the way they do. Topics include natural selection; the interplay between genes and the environment; learning; the influence of neurons and hormones on behavior; foraging; mating; cooperation; communication; and social behavior. In the labs, students will use the scientific method to carry out lab- and field-based research projects.
Contact Hours: 45
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 1091 | Open
Data and quantitative information are everywhere, and are used by us to make important decisions in our personal lives. Data are also used by governments, organizations and companies to make decisions that affect us individually, as a society, globally, and environmentally. In this course, we will look at methods and techniques to help us make sense of this information, to communicate what the data is saying, to make better decisions and to be more aware citizens. Topics will come from statistics, probability and game theory, among others.
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

Drama

4.0 Credits
Drama | Course #: DR 2000 | Open
Offers a practical workshop in the art of acting and dramatic expression. Students learn to bring texts to life on stage through a variety of approaches to performance. This course develops valuable analytical skills through play analysis, as well as building confidence in presentation and group communications skills through acting techniques and the rehearsal and performance of play scenes.
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

English Literature & Writing

4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 0950 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN0085 Intensive Writing
Helps students develop greater sophistication, nuance, and style in writing academic papers in English. Allows students to practice all the phases of preparing and producing quality academic writing, including critical thinking, essay planning, outlining and organization, proofreading, editing, and rewriting.
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

Film Studies

4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: CL 3034 | Open
Paris has always been a fertile meeting ground for artists and stimulates the imaginations of newcomers and natives alike. Writers, artists and—in the 20th century—filmmakers have come together in this magical space and shared their fascination with a city of lights, communally recognizing its potential to become home to their fantasies and at times, their despair. Students consider how the Parisian urban landscape is imagined differently by French native vs. expatriate or immigrant writers and filmmakers. They study the comparative methods for visualizing the city unique to writers and filmmakers respectively and gain historical perspective on the central place played by Paris in the evolution of literature and cinema. Titles for viewing and critical reading include: Alain Resnais' Same Old Song, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and its contexts; André Breton's Nadja; Raymond Queneau's Zazie in the Metro and André Techiné's The Girl on the RER. Excerpts from Jean-Luc Godard’s Parisian cycle will also be analyzed.
Contact Hours: 60
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 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 2080 | Open
Studies Welles' chaotic film career - his spectacular rise and fall, quest for a total cinema, exile, frustrations and triumphs, both as actor and filmmaker - and his place in American cinema. Films include: Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons, Journey Into Fear, The Lady From Shanghai, Macbeth, The Third Man, Mr. Arkadin, Touch of Evil, and The Trial.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 2093 | Open
Teaches how to analyze cinematic language and films critically by focusing on the work of four modern European film directors, beginning with Pasolini in 1965 and his contemporaries, followed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Examines how the critical concepts learned can be applied to the work of other directors--taking as representative examples the works of Bergman and Kieslowski.
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
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3063 | Open
Pre-requisite: CM1019 OR FM1019
In this workshop students will be introduced to a range of documentary film and video practices. Along the way they will be introduced and build skills in research, interview, editing, sound, and camera. We will explore how form contributes to content, and explore issues in contemporary documentary practice from the avant-garde to commercial production. There are no pre-requisites for this class but students are encouraged to prepare by watching a range of documentary films before term.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 3076 | Open
An exploration of the Arabic-language film as entertainment, narrative and cultural event in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Themes include cinema in the Arabophone socio-cultural context and film-producing institutions in national and pan-Arab culture. The final project is based on either visual analysis of an Arab film or an aspect of the politics of film making in the Middle East.
Contact Hours: 60

French Studies

4.0 Credits
French Studies | Course #: FR 2046 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course taught in French.
This course is intended to expose students to the various neighborhoods of Paris. They will discover many aspects of the city - the unexpected, the hidden culture, and the everyday lives of Parisians by plunging into the works of Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Lartigue, Sieff, Bourdin, Newton, Klein, Calle and other masters of photography. The course encourages students to develop their own creative process by producing portfolios including both their photographs and their written texts on Paris.
Contact Hours: 60

History

4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 1005 | Open
This seminar surveys basic themes in world history from the origins of humanity until about the year 1500 AD. Major themes include the ride of civilizations in Mesopotamia, India, East Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, the role of technological change as a motor of historical development, the role of imperial states in the ancient world, the development of major world religions, the establishment of trade routes and other forms of contact between the main civilizations.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 50
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 1009 | Open
This course examines the major development of civilizations in East Asia from the 16th century to the present. We will examine the histories of China, Korea, Japan, focusing primarily on China. You will also be asked to think comparatively, examining not only how the different countries and regions developed in East Asia, but also how East Asian developments compare with the West.
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 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 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
History | Course #: HI 2042 | Open
Discusses the growth off the United States as an urban, industrialized society and a global power. Themes include patterns and problems of immigration, the ending of the frontier, the emergence of labor and social movements, and cultural evolution. Examines how the rise of the US as a dominant world power in the 20th century has influenced social and political life there. 4 Credits. Offered periodically.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 3042 | Open
Beginning with the First World War and the Russian revolutions of 1917, moves through the halcyon 1920s to the crises of the 1930s, and examines the causes, course, and consequences of the Second World War.
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 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
Middle East Studies | Course #: ME 2020 | Open
This course covers the religious, cultural and linguistic diversities in the Middle East and North Africa. It exposes students to and familiarizes them with the origin of these diversities and traces its impact and influence on the modern Middle East. The Islamic identity of the region, its signifier, from the eyes of those outside the region is closely examined. The second part of the course turns to the rich linguistic and cultural diversities of the region, their origin, particularities, and their contributions to the identities of different groups. The role of linguistic diversity as both a unifying and a divisive force will be examined, and the region’s homogeneity and heterogeneity and the socio-political implications of cultural institutions are further explored through its literature, painting, calligraphy, food cultures and customs of dress.
Contact Hours: 60
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
Politics | Course #: PO 3051 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics OR College Level Junior or Senior
Introduces the basic theories and practices of political economy through the lens of globalization. Discusses the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the OECD and the former GATT as well as the WTO. Explores the complex trade relations between Asia, Europe, and the US, and the impact of financial crisis on world markets.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
World Politics | Course #: PO 2012 | Open
This course investigates how political processes shape human geography and, conversely, how assumptions about places underpin world politics. It presents the main theories of political geography, as well as essential concepts and terminology. It points to the historical contingency of political identities and organizations and reveals how major world events as well as spaces are shaped by everyday politics.

*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 2032 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 Foundations of Modern Politics OR College level = Junior
Studies the origins, politics, structures, and impact of international organizations with a focus on the United Nations group, specialized agencies, regional organizations, and international administration. Discusses the UN role in peacekeeping, decolonization, refugees, social and health problems, trade and monetary policy, development, technology transfer, and UN reform as well as new developments since the end of the Cold War.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
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
2.0 Credits
French Language | Course #: FR 1007 | Open
In this course, you will become familiar with Paris and its residents, contributing to a global awareness and understanding of local habits, values, and way of life, as well as reflecting on your own. You will explore “the city of light” through a variety of in-class and outside activities and projects.
Contact Hours: 30
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 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 2060 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR1200 OR FR2100 OR FR2200
A bilingual survey of linguistics conducted in French and English. Combines theory and practice to introduce students to the basic concepts in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Focuses on the study of the human language as a system, the forms and functions of words and sentence elements,the creativity inherent in language systems, and language varieties. Prepares students to further investigate areas such as Historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language pathologies and first/second language acquisition.
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
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
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 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 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
Linguistics | Course #: LI 3035 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY 1000 is recommended as a prerequisite.
Studies the psychological processes involved in the acquisition, understanding and use of language. Provides an overview of the following research areas: speech perception, word recognition, sentence and
discourse processing, speech production, first-and second-language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, and language processing in the brain.
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. 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
October 1 2019
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)
October 1 2019
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.
October 15 2019
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 2019
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.
December 1 2019
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
December 1 2019
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
January 3 2020
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 4 2020
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 6 – 10 2020
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 13 2020
AUP Classes Begin
February 17 – 28 2020
Spring Break (no class)
April 28 2020
Last Day of Classes
April 29 – May 3 2020
AUP Reading Period
May 4 – 8 2020
Final Exam Period
May 9 2020
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).
$24,460
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$3,300
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3, 5 or 7.
3 dinners – $1,320
5 dinners – $1,960
7 dinners – $2,440
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 $1,500
Visa
$350 $450
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
$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 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
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Access to and assistance with international cell phone plans
  • SAI weekend excursion
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 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 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.

Marais Walk and Parisian Brunch
Students visit the historic Marais district and explore its small interconnected streets full of shops and cafés. After exploring, the group enjoys an authentic Parisian brunch at Le Loir dans la Théière, one of the renowned brunch and tea spots in Paris, with one of the best dessert selections in the city.

Raclette Evening
Learn how to make a traditional French winter meal: Raclette. Originally a Swiss dish, Raclette has been adopted as a favorite winter meal in France.

Visit Musée Carnavalet
Students visit the Musée Carnavelet, a museum devoted to the history of Paris that is housed in two neighboring mansions. The museum helps students understand their host city and its long history.

Survival French Course
Students exercise their French language skills during this 3-hour “Survival French” course taught by a certified French professor. Topics include: usual phrases for getting around the city, asking directions, and ordering at restaurants.

Weekend Trip to Southeastern France and Annecy
Students visit a picturesque mountain region in Southeastern France and spend the weekend in Annecy–famous for its beautiful turquoise-colored lake and view of the often-snow-capped mountains. The excursion includes a visit to the old town, pristine lake, and local castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages.

Wine Tasting
Students learn about wine as an important part of French culture in this introductory course taught by a sommelier. In addition to tasting, students also learn about the different wine-producing regions and grape varieties in France.

Visit of the Musée du Monde Arabe
Paris’s renowned Arab culture museum is housed in a stunning building along the river Seine. Through its exhibits, students will learn about Arab art, language, science, history, religion & society. Afterward, students enjoy tea with a view of the Seine river.

Farewell Dinner
Students celebrate the end of a successful term 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.

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 6 months after planned departure from France.

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.