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 2019)
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.
FREN 1998 Elementary Survival French
For the upper-division course, students must choose one of the following options:
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.
FREN 2998 Intermediate French
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.
FREN 3998 Advanced French
Mastery of French language grammar, vocabulary, and oral skills through interaction with and discussion of complex themes about French/Francophone culture.
(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.)
FREN 4241 / FNLT 4998 Paris Métisse: Multiculturalism in Paris
Prof. Marc Lony
Core Requirement - Flag: Engaged Learning
The course's objective is to understand the concept of "métissage" in contemporary Parisian society through contact with the modern arts - poetic, pictorial, and musical - through an analysis of various texts, through walking tours across Paris, and through personal interviews with exiles.
This course can fulfill some of the requirements for the major in French and European Studies.
THST 3998 Medieval Religious Thought and Practice, Paris
Prof. Anna Harrison (4 units)
Core Requirement - Integrations: Faith & Reason
Medieval Religious Thought and Practice, Paris, is a history of Christian life in Paris’ Middle Ages. Our study is comprised of five units: the religious dimension of Paris’ early medieval origins; monasticism; the university; theology; gothic architecture. We will integrate the city into all areas of our study. Throughout, we will focus on the analysis of primary texts composed by and about a diverse group of Christian women and men (including a saint’s life, a portion of a scholastic treatise, a local history, and a sermon) as well as material objects (including a cathedral, maps, and relics). We complement our study of primary text and material culture with secondary literature, articles and book chapters. The great bulk of our texts will be written by or about individuals important to the religious, cultural, and intellectual history of France. We will situate our study within the larger context of western European cultural, intellectual, gender, and social history.
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 2019
July 2 : Arrive in Paris, move into student apartments
July 3 - 5 : Orientation, Classes and day trips to nearby towns
July 6 - 7 : Weekend
July 8 - 12 : Classes / Cultural activities in Paris
July 13 - 14 : Weekend
July 15 - 19 : Classes/ Cultural activities in Paris
July 20 - 21 : Weekend
July 22 - 26 : Classes / Cultural activities in Paris
July 27 - 28 : Weekend
July 29 - Aug. 2 : Classes / Conclusion
Aug. 3 - 4 : Weekend
Aug. 5 : Depart Paris / Arrive in Los Angeles
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
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