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|Language Requirement:||varies||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Carole Huston, Dr. Lawrence Hinman, Dr. Duncan McCosker, Dr. Virginia Lewis, Dr. Bahar Davary, Dr. Michele Magnin, Dr. Colin Fisher, Dr. Richard Stroik, Dr. Atreyee Phukan||Disciplines offered:||Communications, French, Visual Art|
|Accomodations:||Shared apartments off-campus, Residence halls, Host families||Prerequisite(s):||varies|
|Program Advisor:||Ali Droster - firstname.lastname@example.org|
Arts & Sciences
Paris, "The City of Light" draped in history, tradition, culture, and glamour, has long been a center of academia. The Seine River has long been a source of the city's economic, political, and artistic notoriety. The two banks of the Seine each have distinct personalities: the spacious boulevards and formal buildings of the Rive Droite [right bank] to the north and the cultural and intellectual reputation of the Rive Gauche [left bank] to the south. Both banks contribute to the diversity of this magnificent city. While Paris probably has more familiar landmarks than any other city in the world, it also has an endless amount of enchanting nooks to be discovered.
Watch the video, UNE NUIT PARISIENNE [Paris by Night].
In this faculty-led summer program students will have the opportunity to get a taste of la vie Parisienne. Classes will be offered in a variety disciplines and lecture material is enhanced through excursions and site visits throughout the city. All courses are instructed by USD faculty. With the exception of the French (FREN) courses, all classes are instructed in English.
ARTV 306: Digital Photography - Professor McCosker
In this course, we will focus on the interface between culture and communication, comparing and contrasting cultural narratives of the people of France and the U.S. We will investigate themes of nationalism and immigrant experiences as method of contextualizing communication. We will explore multiple forms of social expression from the personal to the structural manifestations of culture (e.g., collective territories of Paris, street art protest, religious expression, etc.). We will be challenged to develop a critical and reflective understanding that affirms and allows us to question the ways in which we interact within and across French and American cultures with multiple field trips as the basis of our exploration. There are NO prerequisites for this course!
ENGL 228 / 370: (Im)Migration: Francophone World Literature - Professor Phukan
The migration of people and ideas from all over the world, and over centuries, is central to understanding the special cosmopolitan character of Paris today. In this course on world literature, students will read from classic and contemporary works as a way to explore French culture and identity as fluid and evolving categories that have never been static. We will take into particular consideration the literatures' representation of race, gender, nation, and diapora in both the colonial and post-colonial periods. Almost every day in the week will include strategic walking-tours exploring sites of relevance to course material, such as the Quai Branly Museum at the Eiffel Tower, local African and Caribbean theaters & markets, the Frantz Fanon Foundation, and more.
Students enrolled in all classes other than French will live in residence halls and apartments throughout Paris. Housing accommodations are a minimum of double occupancy and students will be roomed with other USD program participants.
Students enrolled in a French course will be housed with a French host family.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
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