Course Descriptions

Please note: Some Discover France courses are taught in a modular format similar to the Discover the World program. Each semester includes 3 modules of five weeks each. Other courses last for an entire semester.

General and Core Courses

ART 1775: Art and Architecture in France
An overview of painting, sculpture, and architecture in rural France and the city of Paris from Roman Gaul through the 19th Century. 3 credits

ECO 1320: Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
An examination of the everyday life of poverty stricken individuals. Critical analysis of the development of economic policy, economic trends and the conditions that would have to be changed if poverty is to be ended. 3 credits

PHI 3000C: Metaphysics
Prerequisite: PHI 1000C or permission of the instructor.
An examination of the central epistemological and metaphysical issues of modern philosophy. 3 credits

THE 2810: Religions of the World
Prerequisite: THE 1000C. A critical introduction to the study of world religions, exploring the beliefs, rituals and ethical ideals of representative religious manifestations of the past and present. 3 credits 

French Language Courses

FRE 1000: Intensive French
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in French. Through a progressive use of four skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of French culture. 6 credits. 

FRE 1010: French Level I
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in French. Through a progressive use of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of French culture. 3 credits

FRE 1020: French Level II
This course aims to develop basic communication skills in French. Through a progressive use of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, students develop oral and written proficiency at a limited level within the context of French culture. 3 credits

FRE 2030: French Level III
Prerequisite: FRE 1020. This course reviews the basic skills learned in French I and II and continues building oral and written proficiency with more intensive reading and conversation within the context of French culture. GLCC required, fee $50. 3 credits.

FRE 2040: Intermediate French Conversation
This course reviews the basic skills learned in French I, II and III and continues building oral and written proficiency with more intensive reading and conversation within the context of French culture. GLCC required, fee $50. 3 credits.

FRE 3120: Advanced French Conversation
Drill and practice in conversational French. Topics are selected to meet the requirements of daily life. 3 credits 

LLT 3980:International Internship in France (*French level - advanced)
Prerequisite: permission of the coordinator. Total immersion experience in the field of interest chosen by the student in France. 3 credits
This course requires departmental permission. Please contact us for details.

Online Learning
In addition to classroom courses, students are also able to take Online Learning courses while they are abroad. Please check with your dean or academic advisor for more information.