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Paris: French Language, Society, Culture and Arts at Alliance Francaise
Paris, France
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Eligible GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Homestay
Language of Instruction: English, French Prerequisite: FCH 102 or equivalent
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, JYEL
Program Description:

* Basic French intensive language courses offered at DePaul in Summer 2013! Find more course info and register in Campus Connect.
 
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DePaul's study abroad program in France is located in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful and exciting cities. While studying at the Alliance Francaise, an international language school, participants not only have the chance to become conversant in French but also to experience the rich cultural and political life of Paris. Proximity to other major European cities allows students to visit additional places of interest following their stay in Paris.
 
The program includes excursions in and around Paris, and longer trips to the surrounding French countryside. In this way, students have an opportunity to combine their classroom learning with direct experience with a variety of French communities. Previous excursions have included a weekend in Les Chateaux de la Loire, a rich historic area where several French monarchs maintained their courts, day trips to Versailles, the palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and the Cathedrale de Chartres.

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Students will enroll for a total of 16 hours of credit. Participants are placed in language courses appropriate to their level at the Alliance Francaise for eight credits. For the remaining eight credits, students will take the HAA 397 and additional course that will soon be confirmed.  These two non-language courses are taught in English.

Required Courses (8 credits):

HAA 397 - French Art History (A+L)
This course is taught by Madame Chantal Larinier, an established art historian living in Paris, and will survey the history of French art. Study trips to numerous museums and galleries in Paris are an integral part of the course.

PHL 234 - Philosophy and Modern Society (PI)
This course is taught by Bob Vallier.  It will explore the mutually implication relations between philosophical ideas and revolutionary ideals, and how this interaction has shaped our experience of modernity and modern society.  Thus the course will explore how the ideas of Rousseau, Voltaire, and Diderot inspired the French Revolution and the impact these have had on our notions of liberty and equality.  All revolutions are of course political in one way or another, sometimes overtly, sometimes “insidiously.”  This could be said of the Industrial Revolution, so therefore the course will also examine how industrialization was consequential for private and political life, and for the shaping of modern life.  The course will also examine how the revolutions of the 19th century, and the Paris Commune, were inspired by early communist philosophies, how Marx later assessed them.  And the course will evaluate the role of the political dimensions of existentialism, as articulated by Sartre and Fanon, shaped post-colonialism in the post-WWII era.    Each student will prepare a couple of short texts during the quarter, as well as one final project focusing on a topic of interest, chosen in consultation with the instructor.  Half of the course will be conducted in a classroom, and the other half through an intensive engagement with the City of Paris.  The course is approved for credit in the Philosophical Inquiry learning domain of the Liberal Studies program.
 
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Language Courses (8 credits):
 
FCH 103 - Basic French III
FCH 104 - Intermediate French I
FCH 105 - Intermediate French II
FCH 106 - Intermediate French III
FCH 201 - Advanced Communication I
FCH 202 - Advanced Communication II
FCH 203 - Advanced Communication III
FCH 322 - Advanced Grammar and Usage
FCH 398 - Contemporary Civilization





Students participating in this program during the Spring of their senior year should be aware that overseas grades may not receive their degree conferral until August. While the Study Abroad Program will do everything they can to expedite the process, we usually do not receive the overseas transcripts early enough for a June graduation conferral.
 
Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.
 
 
Paris, FranceStudents live with French hosts in and near Paris. To help further improve their French language skills, DePaul students will have as roommates fellow students from the Alliance Francaise who are not native English speakers.
 
The French hosts will prepare breakfast and dinner daily. Students are responsible for their midday meals, which can be taken at an inexpensive cafeteria at the Alliance Francaise.


APPLICATION


Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed, or currently be taking, at least FCH 101 to be considered for this program. It is expected that students will also complete FCH 102 before the program start date. To apply to this program, students must submit two (2) academic recommendation forms from faculty familiar with your academic work (one must be from a French language instructor).

COST


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

PASSPORT AND VISA


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the Paris AF program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

ADVISOR


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor Cara Miller at cmille12@depaul.edu or visit during your advisor’s open advising hours.

 


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This program is currently not accepting applications.