For centuries, Paris has been a symbol of creativity in the arts, literature, philosophy and the sciences. Students will spend the first week in Antibes and four weeks in Paris, where they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture by visiting museums, architectural sites and attending art performances. Academically, students will progress in their major and core curriculum through an integrated approach composed of intensive language instruction and cultural, artistic and literary studies.
Paris is a cultural center for theatre, cinema, architecture, fashion and haute cuisine. Paris encourages the arts at all levels of society; even the names of streets honor French creators. No city in the world possesses the poetical charm, beauty or power of attraction of Paris, the "City of Lights." Classes will be held at the CEA Global Campus, which includes a partnership with the Catholic Institute of Paris.
Aix-en-Provence is a quaint and idyllic town located in the South of France. The city is a cultural hub, known for its music and dance. It has also provided inspiration for many artists from Paul Cezanne to Emile Zola.
ACADEMICS (SUMMER 2018)
All French language courses are taught in French at the Catholic Institute and include planned cultural activities in Paris. (All students are expected to take one French language course. Exceptions may be granted by the Program Director, but even French majors are strongly encouraged to take a French course.) Additionally, students must choose one of the upper-division/lower division courses listed.
Elementary Survival French
Introduction to and development of the elementary French language grammar, vocabulary and oral skills necessary to interact with and "survive" in a French/Francophone culture.
Review of intermediate French language grammar and vocabulary. Practice and development of oral skills through interaction with and discussion of simple to complex themes about French/Francophone culture.
Mastery of French language grammar, vocabulary, and oral skills through interaction with and discussion of complex themes about French/Francophone culture.
For the upper-division course, students must choose one of the following options: (Please note that courses will have a maximum enrollment number and so we encourage students to apply early so that they are able to register for their first choice course.)
Paris Through Film EURO 4331 / FNLT 4998 / FREN 4331 / FTVS 498 (pending)
Prof. Véronique Flambard-Weisbart
4 units Core Requirement - Explorations: Creative Experience
Flag: Engaged Learning
In this course, students will examine filmic narratives about / in French cities Paris and Marseille by representative international directors from the 1960s up to today through a study of filmic themes, genres, trends, movements, and gender. They will analyze how selected filmic narratives in / about Paris and Marseille manage to represent “Frenchness” in the global context. As part of the coursework, students will be expected to see all films, attend all guest-lectures, participate in all local visits; they will also write a bi-weekly journal and engage in film production through a collaborative film final project for the class.
Intro to Choreography
Prof. Teresa Heiland (3 units) Core Requirement - Explorations: Creative Experience
An introduction to dance composition for the non-major. Exploration of space, time, and energy through movement, sound, and text.
Dance Styles & Forms
Prof. Teresa Heiland (3 units)
Exploration of dance composition based on studies of a noted choreographer. Study of dance forms. They are practiced as modes of study.
Prof. Teresa Heiland (3 units)
Dance composition with a focus on the craft elements of development, variation, thematic, and non-thematic subject matter. Strategies for building a dance from study to completed work.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Arranged by CEA, LMU students will be housed in apartments located around the city. Students will share a room with 2-3 other students in an apartment that can have 2-8 people. The commute time varies from student housing to the Global Campus and the Catholic Institute; however, it typically does not exceed 30-45 minutes maximum.
A meal plan is not provided at apartments. However, students will have shared full kitchens or shared kitchenette. Students will have access to the internet; it may be wireless or it may require students to connect via Ethernet cords. Students must be aware that internet access in France may not be as widely available or reliable as internet access in the U.S. While our partner in France makes every effort to ensure internet connectivity in housing, it is up to each housing agency to maintain internet within their building. We recommend that students plan to regularly use the wireless connection and/or computer lab at the CEA Paris Center for academic work.
Paris - CEA global campus is located in one of the many hôtels particuliers (mansions) in Le Marais, which is without a doubt one of Paris' most interesting districts, originally built on a swamp and now in a fancy neighborhood. Roller-skate around Paris on Friday evenings. Discover Paris from a cruise on the river Seine.
TENTATIVE ITINERARY 2017
June 26 : Arrive in Antibes
June 26 - 30 : Orientation, Classes and day trips to nearby towns
July 1 : Train to Paris as a group and move into Student Residence Hall.
July 1 - 3 : Orientation /Classes / Cultural activities in Paris
July 4 - 5 : Free weekend
July 6 - 10 : Classes/ Cultural activities in Paris
July 11 - 12 : Free weekend
July 13 - 17 : Classes / Cultural activities in Paris
July 18 - 19 : Free weekend
July 20 - 24 : Classes / Cultural activities in Paris
July 25 - 26 : Free weekend
July 27 - 29 : Classes / Conclusion
July 30 : Depart Paris / Arrive in Los Angeles