Course Descriptions

Please note: Some Discover France courses are taught in a modular format similar to the Discover the World program.  Other courses last for an entire semester. Each semester includes 3 modules of five weeks each.  As a reminder, you must choose at least 3 in-person classes abroad and have at least one in-person class at all times.

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 cr)

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 cr)

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

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 cr)

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 cr) 

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 cr)

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 cr)

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 cr)

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 cr)

FRE 3110/3120: Advanced French Conversation
Drill and practice in conversational French. Topics are selected to meet the requirements of daily life. (3 cr) 

FRE 3620: Paris in the French Culture
A historical study of the development and culture of the city of Paris as a global city, with an emphasis on its contributions to French culutre; onsite discussions include urban history, literature, the arts and especially the recent chages in French society and culture that have been brought about by immigration and France's membership in the European Union. Students may take this course in French or English (3 cr)

FRE 4980:International Internship in France (requires an advanced level of French)
Prerequisite: permission of the coordinator. Total immersion experience in the field of interest chosen by the student in France. (3cr or 6cr)   This course requires departmental permission. For more details, please visit our internships page.

Distance Learning
In addition to your 3 required classroom courses, students are also eligible to enroll in Distance Learning courses while they are abroad. Please check with your dean or academic advisor for more information.