American University of Paris
Spring Semester Elective 2023
12 - 18 credits

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


Application: now open
Closes: October 1, 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
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Program Dates
January 8, 2023 – May 16, 2023


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 2003 | Open
Using ethnographic case studies, considers issues of power and political institutions from the cross-cultural and holistic perspectives of anthropology. Discusses diverse definitions of power, authority, and charisma and relates them to the development of a variety of approaches in the field of anthropology, and the social sciences more generally. 4 Credits. Offered periodically.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Anthropology | Course #: AN 3061 | Open
Presents an anthropological approach to the study of cities, providing students with theoretical and methodological tools to think critically about the meaning of urban life today. Approaches this topic from a cross-cultural perspective, with a number of readings focusing on Paris in particular. Students will undertake a Paris-based qualitative research project during the course of the semester.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Anthropology | Course #: AN 3080 | Open
This course looks at how culture promotes connections between humans, their landscapes and ecosystems. We will be discussing the different ways humans use, interact, engage and manipulate the natural world that surrounds them. Central to an understanding of this relationship is the meaning people give to the concept of nature. This course will explore the leaning attributed to nature across different cultural contexts and religious traditions.
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
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 3017 | Open
Introduces students to the evolution of photography, which is both closely related to modern painting and clearly distinct from it. Focuses on major figures such as Atget, Weston, Stieglitz, Steichen, Hine, Brassai, and Man Ray, in an effort to develop the visual skills necessary to understand photographs as specific forms of artistic vision and creation. AH1020 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. 4 Credits. Offered periodically.
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 2012 | Open
Explores in greater depth the concepts of drawing presented in AR 1010. Concentrates on the study of volume, the construction of shallow and deep space, and the design of shapes and negative space. Working from life provides the main focus; however, drawing from memory and collage develop visual imagination and personal expression. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 2016 | Open
Offers a basic study of visual analysis and contemporary painting techniques. Color theory and its practical application and a solid understanding of painting materials are central to the course. Working from life provides the main focus. Different methods of paint application are introduced, including direct painting, glazing, scumbling, and the use of the palette knife. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Art History & Fine Arts | Course #: AR 2046 | Open
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 porte-folios including both their photographs and their written texts on Paris.
Ce cours fait decouvrir aux etudiants les quartiers de Paris, leurs aspects les plus insolites et les plus secrets mais aussi les plus quotidiens en les plongeant dans les univers de Brassai, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Lartigue, Sieff, Bourdin, Newton, Klein, Calle et autres maitres de la photographie. Ce cours privilegie une demarche creative de la part des etudiants qui devront produire des photos et des textes sur Paris.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
European Studies | Course #: ES 3061 | Open
Presents an anthropological approach to the study of cities, providing students with theoretical and methodological tools to think critically about the meaning of urban life today. Approaches this topics from a cross-cultural perspective, with a number of readings focusing on Paris in particular. Students will undertake a Paris-based qualitative research project during the course of the semester.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
French & Modern Languages | Course #: FR 3028 | Open
Pre-requisite: FR2100 OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200 OR FR2200CCI
The French for International Affairs course is specifically designed for students willing to improve, reinforce and develop their communication skills in French - vocabulary, structures, debate skills and argumentation techniques - focusing on the field of International Relations. The main objectives of this French language course are to offer students the opportunity to:
• increase their knowledge and information,
• compare different points of view on the same past or current topic,
• express and share their point of view in a structured and convincing way,
• develop their analytical and synthesis skills as well as to reinforce their autonomy in expression.
Students with a special interest in international politics, in international relations, in European, African, Middle Eastern Studies and in environmental issues will benefit greatly from this course.
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 3040 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Level=Sophomore
Psychology and philosophy have a long history in common. The course addresses philosophical dimensions and implications of psychology – concerning our understanding of cognition, action, emotion, imagination, mind, body, and brain. It also deals with central issues in philosophy that reflect and elaborate our understanding of human psychology and the way it is scientifically investigated: consciousness, thought and language, identity, and other forms of human subjectivity and its social, cultural, and historical fabric.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 1000 | Open
This course discusses the intellectual foundations of contemporary psychology. Students learn about the concepts, theories and experiments basic to an understanding of the discipline, including classic thought and recent advances in psychology such as psychoanalysis, learning theory, biological mechanisms, developmental, social, cognitive, personality and abnormal psychology.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2010 | Open
Surveys major issues concerning gender and the science of psychology in an attempt to answer the question: why is there such a gender gap when women and men share more psychological similarities than differences? Topics include: developmental processes and gender; gender roles and stereotypes. biology and gender; cross-cultural perspectives of gender; social-cultural theories of gender; language and gender, emotions and gender, health and gender.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Psychology | Course #: PY 2055 | Open
This course provides students with knowledge of the central nervous system of humans and an understanding of its contributions to various psychological functions. An emphasis will be on applying this knowledge to various diseases, disorders, and injuries. A further focus will be on how individuals who are affected understand their neurological changes and how they cope with them. Additional topics may include the mechanics of basic biological functioning in behaviors such as emotions, sleep and sexual behavior.
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 2075 | Open
Pre-requisite: PY 1000 - Intro to Psychology
This course introduces students to the basic aspects of human cognition. How do humans think? How do we come to know the world? The course will concentrate on the classic topics in adult cognition: pattern recognition, memory, attention, categorization, problem-solving, reasoning, and decision-making. Special emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural aspects of cognition.
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 3035 | Open
Course description coming soon.
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 2009 | Open
Stimulating the intercultural sensitivity, understanding and managing cultural differences are vital business concerns. This course examines different cultures and mindsets, the fundamental elements of intercultural management, and working in an international context: organization, leadership, multicultural teams, intercultural communication, meetings and presentations, manners and taboos. The impact of cultural differences is examined in key activities (managing, communicating, coaching, decision-making, organizing, controlling); and key situations (meetings, negotiations, presentations, sales calls).
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 3012 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA 2020 Management and Organizational Behavior AND Junior class standing
Provides conceptual tools for the personal and professional development of future business graduates. Explores the responsibilities of managers and those engaged in business from a deontological and consequentialist perspective. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of organizations as corporate citizens. Learning methods include the use of case studies, individual reflective thinking and group discussions.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Business Administration | Course #: BA 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 4020 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA3050 International Finance Markets AND MA1020 Applied Statistics AND MA1030 Calculus I
This course is an introduction to numerical techniques for the valuation and hedging of financial investment instruments such as options and other derivatives. It emphasizes the implementation and use-selected models, and links them to related optimization techniques, such as stochastic programming. It is aimed at providing the basic necessary analytical skills useful to working in financial firms and investment banks.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Business Administration | Course #: BA 3084 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Junior OR Senior
Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
International Business Administration | Course #: BA 4003 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics AND College Junior
This course introduces students to the international business environment domains. It covers multinational corporation strategic imperatives and organizational challenges. It also addresses the following questions: What differentiates a global industry from a domestic one? What are the sources of competitive advantage in a global context? What organizational structural alternatives are available to multinationals?

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

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BA 3070 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2020 Management and Organizational Behavior AND MA 1020 Applied Statistics I
Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Management | Course #: BA 4080 | Open
Pre-requisite: BA2020 Management & Org Behavior AND BA2040 Marketing in a Global Environment AND BA3010 Corporate Finance AND College Level Senior
Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 1018 | Open
Students will learn about the marketing mix, digital strategy, and consumer motivation. They will use this knowledge, along with experiences in Paris outside the classroom, to create a promotional and advertising plan that would attract tourists to Paris.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 2040 | Open
Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: BA 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 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 3011 | Open
This course provides an overview of political communication theories, modes, means and institutions and serves as an introduction to how communication scholars study politics and the media. We will cover prevalent political communication theories and trends, the relationship between political institutions and the press both in the US and in other countries, elections, debates, political campaigning and advertising, new media and politics, political socialization, education, politics and popular culture.
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 3082 | Open
This course addresses the use of communication technologies for mediating public discourse, organizing democratic protests or denouncing state violence. Through a practice and research-based approach to digital media productions, we interrogate the media’s capacity to produce "civic media", in other words design a space of possibility, "a way of imagining a future of technology that [is] pro-social and for public benefit."
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
2.0 Credits
Journalism | Course #: CM 1852 | Open
This hands-on workshop trains students in video journalism in a real-time newsroom and production studio setting. Students will gain skills working with video production equipment and editing tools including Final Cut Pro. Students will contribute video journalism pieces to “PTV”, the video platform linked to the student media website where their video work contributes to the content mix of news pieces, video work, and magazine stories. Students will produce short video stories, narratives and interviews for the site. They will edit video pieces, post on YouTube, and use social media to promote their stories. The course will prepare students for entry-level positions in video journalism and for more advanced AUP courses in video and broadcast journalism. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree
Contact Hours: 30
4.0 Credits
Rhetoric | Course #: CM 3052 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1000 - Principles of Academic Writing
Studies rhetoric as a historical phenomenon and as a practical reality. Considers how words and images are used to convince and persuade individuals of positions, arguments or actions to undertake, with particular attention to advertising, politics and culture. Studies the use of reason, emotion, and commonplaces, and compares visual and verbal techniques of persuasion.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Video Production | Course #: CM 1019 | Open
The course is a basic primer on digital video and film making. It introduces students to digital video procedures, equipment, techniques and options, including use of cameras and familiarity with editing systems. Students will become proficient in the use of digital video technology and see how to prepare program material for the web, broadcast and other outlets.

Crosslisted as FM 1019
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
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 3080 | Open
We examine Brecht's application of his theories and plays to his work in German and Hollywood cinema. We consider his collaborations with Fritz Lang, Charles Laughton, G.W. Pabst, Lotte Eisner and others. We also analyze his influence on later filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Hans Jurgen Syberberg and R.W. Fassbinder and his contributions to film theory.
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: CL 4000 | Open
Have you yearned to start a novel, a collection of related short stories or narrative essays, a memoir, or a series of poems? This cross-genre, seminar-style course is designed for students who want to pursue larger, more advanced creative writing projects. Students will submit project proposals for discussion and approval, and then present significant installments of writing at regular intervals during the semester. Revisions will be required along with student-professor individual conferences. Readings will be used as guiding examples, and required reaction papers will be tailored to individual projects.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Comparative Literature | Course #: FR 2094 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is taught in French. FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
Ce cours introduira les etudiants aux techniques et aux problematiques de la traduction litteraire par le cas particulier des traductions en anglais de romans contemporains ecrits en francais. La traduction sera discutee comme un transfert culturel : en observant comment des ecrivains representatifs (Houellebecq, Djebar, Gavalda…) ont ete recus aux USA, et en GB, et en faisant le commentaire de trois traductions recentes. L’essentiel du cours sera consacre a l’experience collective et individuelle de la traduction d’un livre non encore traduit.
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
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

4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 1060 | Open
This project-based course introduces data science by looking at the whole cycle of activities involved in data science projects. Students will learn how to think about problems with rigor and creativity, ethically applying data science skills to address those problems. The course project will address the theoretical, mathematical and computational challenges involved in data science.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 2040 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1040GE110 OR 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 2065 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS1060 OR CS1060CCDI OR CS1060CCI
The 21st century has seen a big increase in the amount of data which is made accessible. Social media such as Facebook, online shops such as Amazon and many others, are all gathering raw data. But what can be done about this data? Data Science covers tools and methods around the extraction of knowledge from data. Such tools cover its collection, storing, processing and analysis. In this course we will learn about several of the most important tools in the above flow and will apply them to real-world examples.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Computer Science | Course #: CS 3032 | Open
Pre-requisite: CS2071
Studies the design and implementation of general-purpose operating systems on digital computers: memory management, virtual memory, storage hierarchy evaluation, multiprogramming, process creation, synchronization, deadlock, message communication, parallel programming constructs, I/O management, and file systems. Includes case studies of major operating systems.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
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 1050 | Open
Pre-requisite: GE1020 OR MA1005 OR MA1010
This course introduces the concepts of Climate and Weather, and the physical and chemical structure of the atmosphere at equilibrium and how energy and mass flow through the atmosphere as it is displaced from this state. Students will learn about agents that affect weather - radiation, moisture, greenhouse gases, etc., and then critically examine the findings of the Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Must take SC1050 LAB (A or B) Simultaneously
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 1030 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1002 Precalculus OR MA1010 Applied Finite Mathematics
Introduces differential and integral calculus. Develops the concepts of calculus as applied to polynomials, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Topics include: limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications to extrema and graphing; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, applications; logarithmic and exponential functions, growth and decay; partial derivatives. Appropriate for students in the biological, management, computer and social sciences.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 2041 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1030
Treats applications in economics and computer science, limited to Euclidean n-space. Topics include: the linear structure of space, vectors, norms and angles, transformations of space, systems of linear equations and their applications, the Gauss-Jordan method, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Uses Mathematica for graphics and algorithms.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 2400 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA1010 OR CS1040 OR 3 Credits From Range [MA1010 To MA2041]
This course is designed to highlight discrete mathematical structures. Discusses propositional logic, proofs and mathematical induction, matrices of relations and digraphs, set theory and number bases, combinatorial analysis, graph theory and Boolean algebra.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 3030 | Open
Pre-requisite: MA2030
Examines examples from the physical sciences to illustrate the introduced concepts. Topics include: trigonometric and hyperbolic functions; polar coordinates, parametric curves and conic sections; vectors, curves and surfaces in space; vector fields, line integrals, theorems of Green and Stokes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 3066 | Open
Explores the relationships between and the power and limitations of several multivariable statistical techniques: multidimensional scaling, principal component analysis, correspondence analysis, canonical correlation, cluster analysis and conjoint analysis as tools for meaning making in data analysis in psychology, sociology, economics and business. Computer packages used: Systat, NewMDSx, R, APL and Mathematica.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Mathematics | Course #: MA 3100 | Open
Applied Differential Equations takes the study of differential equations, begun in Calculus 1, to the next level, and further allows students a first meeting with difference equations.

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

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

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
4.0 Credits
Drama | Course #: DR 3038 | Open
Considers a selection of Shakespeare's plays in the context of the dramatist's explorations of the possibilities of theatricality. Examines how theater is represented in his work and how his work lends itself to production in theater and film today. Students view video versions, visit Paris theaters, and travel to London and Stratford-on-Avon to see the Royal Shakespeare Company in performance.
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 2060 | Open
What are the justifications and implications of using markets, and what arrangements are necessary to establish and protect the commons? This course studies foundational texts of (neo) liberal economics that aim to legitimize market mechanisms; philosophical treatments and critiques of key concepts, such as rationality and motivation, property and common goods; political analyses of how allocative institutions produce distributional outcomes.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 3001 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 AND EC2020
Examines the transformation from primitive economic structures into modern industrial states in historical perspective, across international boundaries and from the viewpoint of the great economic theorists of the past. Weighs various factors and indicators, ranging from demographic shifts in the population to technological adaptation as preconditions for the process of economic development and sustained growth.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Economics | Course #: EC 3061 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2010 Principles of Microeconomics AND EC2020 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduces game theory as used in many different disciplines, with an emphasis on economics. The course will focus on finding Nash equilibrium of non-cooperative games. The reasonableness of various kinds of equilibria will also be discussed, as well as departures from the usual assumptions of rational behavior. Students will describe a situation as a game and solve for its equilibria.
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 3053 | Open
Pre-requisite: EC2030 Introduction to International Economic Relations
Covers the monetary aspect of international trade theory. Discusses the balance of payments and the exchange rate with reference to the institutional framework, focusing on demand management or, more generally, the pursuit of the major economic goals in an open economy. Relates basic theory to current international problems, using a policy-oriented approach.
Contact Hours: 60

English Literature & Writing

4.0 Credits
English | Course #: EN 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
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 1010 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN 1000 - Principles of Academic Writing
Taught through thematically-linked works of literature from the Ancient world to the present day. Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Social Organization and Alienation, Monstrosity, and Music and Literature.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 2020 | Open
Pre-requisite: EN1010 College Writing
A series of topic-centered courses refining the skills of academic essay writing, studying a wide range of ideas as expressed in diverse literary genres and periods. Introduces the analysis of literary texts and gives training in the writing of critical essays and research papers. Recent topics include: Utopia and Anti-Utopia, City as Metaphor, Portraits of Women, Culture Conflict, and Labyrinths.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Writing | Course #: EN 2100 | Open
In this course, students practice writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry while exploring the boundaries between genres. The workshop format includes guided peer critique of sketches, poems, and full-length works presented in class and discussion and analysis of literary models. In Fall, students concentrate on writing techniques. In Spring, the workshop is theme-driven. May be taken twice for credit.
Contact Hours: 60

Film Studies

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


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

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Film Studies | Course #: FM 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 3080 | Open
We examine Brecht's application of his theories and plays to his work in German and Hollywood cinema. We consider his collaborations with Fritz Lang, Charles Laughton, G.W. Pabst, Lotte Eisner and others. We also analyze his influence on later filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard, Hans Jurgen Syberberg and R.W. Fassbinder and his contributions to film theory.
Contact Hours: 45

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 1003 | Open
Beginning with the bipolar world of the Cold War, focuses on ideological struggles of the West, East, and Third World and the reactions of nations to the politics of the superpowers. Topics range from decolonization to the rise of the new Asia, African independence, the reemergence of the Muslim world, the collapse of communism, globalization and the clash of world cultures.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 1016 | Open
This course examines the historical development of the Middle East from the rise of the Ottoman Empire to its decline, and later from colonial rule to national independence. It covers the Arab World, Turkey and Iran and follows four main general themes: Reform, Colonialism, Nationalism and Revolution. The course is divided into two main sections which are organised chronologically and thematically. The first part of the course deals with the formation of the Ottoman Empire, its expansion, and the rise of Safavids in Persia. It then covers the reform movements in the Ottoman and Persian (Qajar) Empires, the influence of Europe and the political and social upheaval brought about by the outbreak of revolutions in the early 20th century. Indigenous responses to European penetration and indigenous reform are analysed through an understanding of revolutionary movements, and the rise of nationalism. The second part of the course examines the emergence of states in the Arab World, the British French accords and declarations, the question of Palestine and the Zionist activism and the debates around Secularism vs. Islam.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 2020 | Open
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical foundations of legal thought and to cultivate literacy in legal reasoning. The course provides an essential resource for our future global citizens by exploring key legal texts, histories and cases and familiarizing students with the historical origins of key contemporary legal issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 2091 | Open
This course explores political manipulation, sexual deception, polite lies, theories of untruth, and totalitarian mass culture. It aims to encourage critical thinking and analysis in relation to visual, oral, and written sources.

The class will combine lectures with discussion and close readings of assigned texts.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
History | Course #: HI 3054 | Open
Pre-requisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing
Examines the creation of the Bismarckian state, the origins of World War I and World War II, and the creation of a united Europe in the post-war period. Investigates the efforts of the European state system to adapt to the challenges of nationalism and globalization.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course

Cross listed with PO 3054
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 2020 | Open
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical foundations of legal thought and to cultivate literacy in legal reasoning. The course provides an essential resource for our future global citizens by exploring key legal texts, histories and cases and familiarizing students with the historical origins of key contemporary legal issues.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 3041 | Open
Pre-requisite: College Junior or Senior
International human rights law established the norms, jurisprudence and legal infrastructure necessary to promote the implementation of international human rights standards. This course introduces key substantive and institutional issues and explores the establishment of standards, international human rights treaties, their implementation mechanisms and the expanding body of jurisprudence that make up this discipline at the crossroads of law and development.


*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 45
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: LW 3084 | Open
Pre-requisite: Junior or Senior class standing
Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Law & Society | Course #: PL 3019 | Open
Is it unjust that there are huge economic inequalities between people of different countries? If so, who is responsible for rectifying these injustices? Should individuals enjoy the liberty to move freely across countries? How fair is free trade? The course explores these and other questions of global justice from philosophical and social-scientific perspectives.
Contact Hours: 60

International Comparative Politics

4.0 Credits
Development and Human Rights | Course #: PO 3072 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 OR College Junior
Introduces the contemporary politics of the Middle East, from Turkey and Iran to the Atlantic Ocean, including all the Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa as well as Israel. Focuses on political trends (nationalism and religious fundamentalism), key historical experiences and traumatic events (wars and revolutions), and the interference of world powers that contributed to shaping this sensitive area.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
European and US Politics | Course #: PO 3069 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO1011 OR College Junior
Democracy has been spreading around the globe - but not everywhere. When and why do stable democracies emerge? Taking a comparative perspective with an emphasis on Europe and the Americas, this course examines the links between Democracy and Social Change. It analyzes how democracy is related to socioeconomic development and shifting class structures, whether it is associated with cultural change, and how globalization affects the future of democracy.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
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 2003 | Open
Political philosophy forms that branch of philosophy that reflects on the specificity of the political. Why are humans, as Aristotle argued, political animals? how are they political? What are the means and ends of the political, and how best does one organize the political with such questions in mind? The course offers a topic-oriented approach to the fundamental problems underlying political theory and practice.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Politics | Course #: PO 2050 | Open
This course examines the nature of knowledge claims in political science: how we know what we know and how certain we are. Research schools, the nature of description and explanation in political science, and basis issues of quantitative analysis will form the core elements of this course, while substantive themes may vary each year.

*Global Leaders Certificate Program approved course
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
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 1012 | Open
This course examines key analytical and normative challenges of the present: global rebalancing and the emergence or reemergence of postcolonial states, uneven development, the role of culture in world politics, the future of the nation state, the global environmental imperative, mass forced and free migrations, the new landscape of armed conflict, the sources and implications of sharpening social divides, and the challenges to liberal-democratic theory and practice.
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
4.0 Credits
World Politics | Course #: PO 3078 | Open
Pre-requisite: PO101 OR Junior Standing
Examines the role of force, including coercive diplomacy, in contemporary international relations. Considers definitions of national security, alliance systems, force structures, force deployments, and coercive diplomacy. Examines the entire spectrum of force from terrorism and counter-terrorism, insurgency and counter-insurgency, low-intensity conflict, to conventional and nuclear weapon systems.
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
Italian Language | Course #: IL 1020 | Open
Pre-requisite: IL1010 - Elementary Italian I
Sequel to Italian I, with an emphasis on debate, more advanced grammatical structure, plus introduction to literary texts, newspaper reading, and Italian cinema. A field trip to Florence or Naples will fully expose students to Italian culture.
Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: CL 3050 | Open
Pre-requisite: LT2001
This course builds on the skills acquired in Intermediate Latin i. You read longer, more difficult texts and train basic methods of classical philology and literary criticism, e.g., metrical and stylistic analysis, textual criticism, use of scholarly commentaries and dictionaries, recognizing levels of style and characteristic generic features.

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

Contact Hours: 60
4.0 Credits
Latin Language | Course #: 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.

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

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

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

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


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

On-Site Calendar
January 8 2023
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 9 2023
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 10 2023
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 16 2023
AUP Classes Begin
February 27 – March 10 2023
Spring Break (no class)
May 4 2023
Classes End
May 5 – 8 2023
AUP Reading Period
May 9 – 15 2023
Final Exams
May 16 2023
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel. 
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
$25,850
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$3,800
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Homestay housing in a private room. Includes daily breakfast and 3, 5 or 7 dinners.
3 dinners – $700
5 dinners – $1,350
7 dinners – $1,975
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*prices are subject to change

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

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Paris
$900 $1,200
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 a SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

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

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

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

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

Welcome Activity: Visit to the Musee Quai Branley
Students are welcomed to their new city with a stroll up Rue Cler, one of the 7th Arrondissement’s most charming pedestrian streets. Turning left towards the Eiffel Tower, the group will then take the short walk to the Musee Quai Branley, which houses many of Paris’ treasures of non-Western art.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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