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PARIS 2017/2018

The Center for University Programs Abroad





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The Center for University Programs Abroad

The most extensive range of course offerings available to study-abroad students in Paris

Opportunities for internships and undergraduate research

Individualized academic programs designed to meet the specific interests of each student

Excellent balance between independence and a strong support system

Individual language and methodology mentoring to reinforce the immersion experience

A unique community of exceptional students dedicated to their learning experience

Special programs in the fine and performing arts and access to graduatelevel seminars

A stimulating cultural program combining tradition and innovation

More than just another study abroad program in Paris






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Our Students Our Expertise Taking Advantage of our French Language Center French Methodology Training A Solid Orientation Program An Individualized Approach to Academics Fine and Performing Arts

Housing Options Living with a French Family Living Independently Cultural Offerings

Housing Curriculum Extracurricular Activities



OUR PROGRAM With over 50 years of experience as an independent study-abroad program in Paris, CUPA has a long tradition in international education. While we pride ourselves on this solid background, the true strength of our program is our constant desire to innovate and adapt our offerings to the evolving needs of our students. When you choose CUPA, you are choosing a program that recognizes that each participant has a unique point of view. Some of our students thrive from being highly independent, while others prefer a structured approach to new experiences. We understand these differences and provide our students with the level of freedom that best suits them. What makes this highly individualized approach possible is that despite the diversity of our students’ experiences, they, along with CUPA, are committed to academic excellence and the lifelong pursuit of learning.



Our Students

Our Expertise

CUPA's high standards are consistent with the outstanding caliber and potential of its student body. Applicants are selected according to their individual profiles and French language skills, and form a community of diverse, talented and motivated individuals. They are wellprepared intellectually and linguistically and seek an in-depth experience as well as a high-quality academic program during their semester, year, or summer in Paris.

From the moment they apply, CUPA students are provided with a variety of resources that allow them to take full advantage of their time abroad. Thanks to ongoing mentoring and support from our staff, students are able to construct a coherent academic project and create the most fulfilling linguistic, cultural and personal experience possible. The extensive opportunities made available through CUPA, including but not limited to individualized linguistic support, cultural activities, and methodology training, facilitate the pursuit of each student’s interests and personal goals. CUPA students are free to choose their own level of independence as all Program-sponsored activities and in-house courses are optional. The CUPA staff has considerable experience dealing with difficulties that may arise. Because of the intimate size of the Program and its high staff-to-student ratio, the CUPA team gets to know each student individually and is always available to help with academic and personal issues.



THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS Language immersion is at the heart of our mission. We believe that it is the key to fully experiencing another culture and understanding its nuances. As a CUPA student, you are required to speak French at all times, be it during class, during a CUPA-sponsored activity, with friends or in a homestay. Our long-time expertise has also shown that to perfect a foreign language one-on-one learning is the gold standard. To this end, we have designed our French Language Center and methodology training to provide students with language instruction that takes into account each student’s interests, both academically and personally. It is thanks to this holistic approach that our students are able to transition seamlessly between a philosophical debate with a French peer and an informal conversation with their host family.



Taking Advantage of our French Language Center Even for advanced learners of French, the path to fluency can feel daunting. CUPA’s French Language Center makes that process compelling and engaging by providing students with the tools to take ownership of their progress. Building self-confidence is the key to CUPA’s approach and the French Language team encourages students to embrace the challenges of the immersion environment. By teaching students how to set and achieve specific goals, we empower them to become masters of their success. To us, learning French should reflect a student's personal interests. Instead of just focusing on grammar and syntax the French Language Center allows students to hone their skills through real-world projects. Here are just a few examples : • Creative writing: Individual writing exercises or projects, with extensive revising and refining in order to arrive at the “perfect” text. Depending on the specific project (for example, creation of a manga, short stories, Oulipian constrained writing exercises…), several short narratives or a single longer text are composed over the course of the semester.

• Political discourse: A weekly press review or a political speech drafted then delivered on a given theme, in order to work in depth on grammar and oral skills, while analyzing the rhetoric of French political discourse. • Public health: Weekly analysis of French press, scholarly articles and/ or videos dealing with public health, in order to build upon field-specific vocabulary, work on grammar and aural skills and comparison of the semantics of French vs. American discourse on Public Health.

Both methodology and French language support are offered during Orientation and throughout the semester.

French Methodology Training French methodology training is also part of the language support program. Because the French educational system is very different from what American students are used to, the intensive pre-session thoroughly prepares them for the expectations of university professors and allows them to assimilate a more research-based approach to coursework. The methodology training thus encourages students to take their analytical skills a step further and gain more perspective on their learning experience as active participants within the French academic environment.



YEAR AND SEMESTER PROGRAMS A Solid Orientation Program The intensive Orientation session facilitates the transition from American campus life to the urban French university environment. In order to prepare students for their French academic experience, which favors a strongly research-oriented way of learning, the Orientation program provides an introduction to French methodology, and insight into the French academic mindset, while giving students a head start on advancing their linguistic skills in the immersion context. Practical matters, housing, safety and cultural life meetings are also organized during the Orientation session, as well as excursions within and outside of Paris.



An Individualized Approach to Academics CUPA students have the freedom to curate their curricula from an extensive body of course offerings available at our many partner institutions. With ongoing academic advising and support, students are directly matriculated in Parisian Universities, certain Grandes Écoles and Institutes, and may also take optional inhouse courses. They may also engage in independent study projects, if approved by their home university, or develop a more specialized program of study.

Aware of the differences between American and French academic institutions, both in terms of methodology and administration, CUPA serves as an important liaison between students and their professors in Paris. During every step of the academic process–from selecting courses to implementing a study project to obtaining final credit approval–CUPA works closely with students to ensure a rich intellectual experience that is in keeping with their home university’s requirements. Advising takes into account the student’s level of fluency, academic background, special interests, and strengths. Students generally take four courses per semester, each carrying a credit recommendation for a full semester. While CUPA assures that coursework is sufficient to justify the transfer of credits, students are responsible for knowing the transfer policy of their home university.

Sample curricula can be found on pages 14-17

To learn more about past research and special curricular programs, turn to page 12

For a list of our partner institutions, turn to page 24



RESEARCH AND SPECIAL CURRICULAR PROGRAMS CUPA offers an exceptional wealth of academic choices through numerous affiliations with institutions of higher education in Paris and encourages students with a particular interest or project to build their course selection around a specific theme or field of study in all areas, including the fine and performing arts. They receive individualized help in finding the resources needed to pursue their interests (specialized libraries, seminars, conferences...) The Program also provides the necessary framework for students to engage in independent study projects, if approved by their home university.



Fine and Performing Arts CUPA students may pursue programs in music, fine arts, and performing arts. The Program is able to enroll art history majors spending the full academic year in Paris at the legendary École du Louvre, architecture students for the full academic year at ENSAPLV, performing arts majors in intensive dance/theatre/mime classes with professionals or semi-professionals, and music majors can receive private instruction with renowned artists and conservatory professors. Because these programs are highly individualized and tailored to students with very specific skills, interested students must contact the Program early in the application process to discuss different options and start enrollment procedures. Examples of study programs tailor-made for students with a specific interest:

History and Linguistics Major with a focus on Medieval Studies Paléographie Médiévale - Université de Paris-Sorbonne Histoire de la péninsule ibérique (VIIe - XIe siècles) - Université de Paris-Sorbonne Histoire de la langue française des origines à la Renaissance - Université de Paris-Sorbonne Linguistique romane, langue et littérature médiévales d'oc - Université de Paris-Sorbonne

History Major with a focus on Contemporary Social History Les gauches européennes : révolution, contre-révolution, anti-révolution - École Normale Supérieure Histoire sociale contemporaine : Immigration et grandes migrations - Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre-La Défense Les régimes autoritaires et totalitaires - Université de Paris Ouest - Nanterre-La Défense Introduction à l’histoire des femmes et du genre au XIXe siècle - Université de Paris 8-Saint-Denis

Violin Performance Major Peinture française du XIXe siècle : de l'académisme à l'expression de l'individualité - CUPA Leçons privées de violon - Instructor : David Rivière, CNSMDP Orchestre - Conservatoire à rayonnement regional de Paris Les notations musicales médiévales - Université de Paris-Sorbonne



EXAMPLES OF STUDENT CURRICULA FROM FORMER STUDENTS CUPA students design individualized study programs based on their own requirements and interests. The following selection provides a few examples of representative curricula from former students. Do not hesitate to contact the Program for more information on specific requests; the examples provided are far from exhaustive.



Economics and Middle Eastern Studies Major, Harvard University Macroéconomie de l'Europe - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Représentations et réalités de l'Islam en France - CUPA Crises des marchés financiers et finance internationale - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Renforcement en arabe - Université Paris-Sorbonne

French Major, Georgetown University Histoire de la pensée économique et sociale aux XIXe et XXe siècles - Université Paris-Sorbonne Histoire politique de la France au second XXe siècle - Université Paris-Sorbonne Économie d’entreprise - Université Paris-Sorbonne Linguistique et critique littéraire - Université Paris-Sorbonne Problèmes économiques contemporains - Université Paris-Dauphine

Comparative Literature Major, Princeton University Sémiotique littéraire comparée : littérature et musique, cinéma, peinture, danse - Université Paris-Sorbonne Création des romans selon la nouvelle dramaturgie et structure littéraire - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Écrivains critiques d’art, de Diderot à Proust - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Éditer les Filles du feu de Nerval - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Principes fondamentaux du scénario - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis

Theater / Dance Major, Macalester College Atelier hebdomadaire de théâtre - Théâtre de l'Opprimé Programme de théâtre corporel - Studio Magénia Danse classique - Académie des Arts Chorégraphiques Danse contemporaine et improvisation - Centre de Danse du Marais



International Studies Major, Fordham University Travailler avec la Chine - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Étude de cas: la mondialisation : causes, effets, alternatives - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Le Royaume-Uni dans l'Europe et le monde - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Chinois avancé 1: traduction - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis

French Studies Major, Bard College Introduction aux problématiques de la traduction - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Atelier de traduction littéraire - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Textes et problématiques : Écrire sous l'Occupation - Sartre 1940-1944 - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Représentations et réalités de l'Islam en France - CUPA Dessin avec modèle vivant - Atelier Terre et Feu

Music Major, Providence College Représentations et réalités de l'Islam en France - CUPA Musique et modernité en Europe au tournant des XIXe et XXe siècles - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Peinture française du XIXe siècle : de l'académisme à l'expression de l'individualité - CUPA Musiques d’Europe méditerranéenne et balkanique - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Politique et société : Monde africain - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Leçons privées de piano - Instructor : Marie France Giret, CRR de Paris

Religion Major, Oberlin College Les Juifs et le judaïsme dans l'Antiquité - Université Paris-Sorbonne Sexualité, genre et religion dans le monde anglophone - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Archéologie du Proche-Orient ancien et du monde phénico-punique - Université Paris-Sorbonne Histoire Contemporaine : Les Révolutions dans l'Europe du XIXe siècle - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Atelier Démodocos : théâtre et chœur de l'Antiquité - Université Paris-Sorbonne



English Major, Tufts University Littérature et histoire, XIXe siècle : Révolutions - Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle Littérature française des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles : désir et imagination - Université Paris-Sorbonne Littérature, religion et philosophie de l’Antiquité tardive - Université Paris-Sorbonne Histoire de l’art du XIXe-XXe siècle - Université Paris-Sorbonne

Psychology Major, Reed College Littérature et photographie - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Le cinéma surréaliste - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Échelles et tests en psychologie clinique - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Bases de la psychologie ergonomique - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Introduction à la production - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis

Political Science Major, Yale University -

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Le Moyen-Orient au XXe Siècle - Université Paris-Sorbonne Théories de la démocratie 1 - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Action publique, migrations, discriminations - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis Institutions et organisations internationales - Université Paris 8-Saint-Denis



HOUSING & STUDENT LIFE IN PARIS Housing Options CUPA allows its students to choose between a home stay with a French family or independent living arrangements. Some home universities may, however, require that their students do a homestay.

Living with a French Family Living with a carefully selected French family is a privileged form of housing that provides students with the opportunity to establish personal relationships, use French intensively and be immersed in French culture and traditions on a daily basis. The homestay is a valuable resource allowing for true integration



into a neighborhood, life in Paris, and the French culture in general. Students electing this option complete a detailed questionnaire to assist CUPA in assuring a mutually rewarding match between the host family and the student. Students receive breakfast daily and share five evening meals per week with their hosts.

Living Independently The CUPA staff provides advice to students who prefer to make their own living arrangements. Paris housing is expensive and while it is possible to find apartments at a reasonable cost, it can take time. Therefore, students who intend to search for apartments should arrange for their housing prior to the beginning of Orientation. Students who choose this option do not pay the CUPA housing fee and are solely responsible for housing, related costs and other commitments that may arise from their choice.

Cultural Offerings CUPA students have access to a wealth of cultural activies during their time abroad. Thanks to these extracurricular opportunities, students get to explore another facet of Paris and of France. All CUPA-sponsored cultural activities are included in the Program fee. Students are invited to participate in: • An overnight weekend trip allowing CUPA students to discover different regions of France (e.g. Burgundy, the Loire Valley, Alsace, Provence); • A full-day excursion or other full-day activity (e.g. Giverny, Fontainbleau); • Informal gatherings held at CUPA with French students (e.g. Welcome party, game night); • Visits and activities within Paris (e.g. Walking tours, gastronomical study breaks, pétanque outings); • Tickets for performances (e.g. Ballet, opera, theater); • Conferences held at CUPA on important societal issues (e.g. “France: terre d'asile ? Internement administratif et traitement des réfugiés”, “The United States and Iran – Rapprochement or Back to the Future? A Diplomat’s Perspective”); • Museum pass and “Carte Louvre Jeunes”; • Program dinners.




Claire WORSEY, Music Major, Bard College, Year 2015-2016 Monday morning, my day starts off at 9 a.m. with French painting of the 19th century at CUPA. If I wake up early enough, I like to walk from my host family’s apartment in the 15th arrondissement to CUPA because the morning bustle in the streets always puts me in a good mood and I get to skip the inevitably crowded metro. With my French horn on my back, there have been more than a few near misses of an innocent commuter’s face! I generally carry my horn with me to class in the morning so I can stop by the municipal conservatory in the 7th arrondissement afterwards to practice. I am on better terms with my neighbors if I keep my playing time in the apartment to a minimum because I tend to make a lot of noise playing both the natural horn and the modern horn… Though my horn lesson times are never at a consistent time every week, I don’t mind because I’ve made a lot of progress with my teacher over the past few months. He’s the principal horn of the Philharmonie de Paris and the professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, so to say the least, he’s a busy man. It’s a bit of a haul to get all the way across town to the 19th arrondissement, but la Cité de la Musique is one of my favorite spots in Paris. I couldn’t have been more surprised to find sprawling gardens, space-ship-looking concert halls, and several sheep in an enclosed pasture with a gigantic bicycle half sticking out of the ground (Yes, I promise it’s all real.) I like to walk around or pop into the museum of music when I come for lessons. Afterwards, I sometimes go for a drink at the pub across the street that is frequented by the conservatory and philharmonic musicians. This makes for an interesting crowd and inevitably one or two tables at the back piled high with instruments. Then it’s back on the metro to my host family’s house for dinner. My host mom is Iranian so dinner is usually full of rice and vegetables. Dinner is colorful with everyone’s chatter, then after a shower and some homework I’m ready to go to bed.



Sarah QADIR, French Major, Georgetown University, Spring 2016 Although my life in Paris varies greatly depending on the day, I often wake up at 9:30 to make my 11 a.m. classes at the Sorbonne. I scarf down some cereal, then leave my studio in the 11th arrondissement, heading towards class. I’ve been trying to explore the French music scene so I slip on my headphones in the metro and listen to two of my favorites, Kendji Girac and Indila. After class, I’m hungry again so I go to Julien’s, my favorite boulangerie across the street from CUPA. I order my favorite, un italien, and say hi to whoever is at CUPA. If I have another class that day, I’ll try to finish up any last minute assignments, or else I’ll head towards a park, usually Buttes de Chaumont or le Jardin du Luxembourg. Next, it’s back to la Sorbonne for my second course, either Modern Greek or Francophonie. Afterwards, I stay after and chat with my friends from class as we walk to the metro. Before going home, I stop by Place de la République, where there is always something exciting going on, whether that is a protest, a market, or even a concert. At night, I chat with my host family over dinner. My host mom likes to cook with Moroccan spices, so dinner is always flavorful and delicious. We talk about our respective days, and my host dad, an actor, teaches me how to say French phrases with expression. After we finish eating, if I’m not too tired I go out for a drink with friends and explore the Paris nightlife. Otherwise, I head off to bed, excited and hopeful for the next day’s adventures.

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Eric TINKERHESS, Music Major, Oberlin College and Conservatory ‘13, CUPA Fall 2011 As an undergraduate cello major at the Oberlin Conservatory, I spent the fall semester of my junior year studying in Paris at CUPA. I had been taking French classes for several years and wanted an immersion experience to learn more rapidly. Plus, I was passionate about French baroque music and had just started to play the viola da gamba, which has an especially rich history in Paris. As a student at CUPA, I lived with a French family and took cello lessons at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM), as well as viola da gamba lessons with a number of different teachers. It was a wonderful experience which laid the groundwork for my post-undergraduate plans. After graduating from Oberlin, I returned to Paris and completed a master’s degree in viola da gamba performance at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM). Having taken lessons with the gamba professor as a student at CUPA greatly inspired me and I was happy to return and continue working with him. The cello professor with whom I studied while at CUPA was also a great influence and has since invited me to perform my original works for cello and piano at the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris. Furthermore, after a semester at CUPA I was more or less fluent in French and familiar with the city, which greatly facilitated my return as a graduate student. I am currently pursuing a second master’s degree in musicology at the Sorbonne, researching the impact of French baroque poetry on the French viola da gamba. At the same time, I have a busy performing schedule with concerts all over France and Europe. This would not have been possible without the generous team at CUPA, whose dedication and flexibility enable students to truly create their own Parisian experience.



Jessica MYERS, Architecture/Urbanism Major, Princeton University ’13, CUPA Spring 2012 When I entered college I knew, based on my experiences in France as a teenager and having had some very encouraging French teachers and professors, that I wanted to study architecture and urbanism in Paris. The real question was finding the right program. Having traveled to Paris before, I wanted my study abroad semester to break with the contained exchange program experience. I wanted to discover for myself the joys and frustrations of an everyday life in the city while I was studying. CUPA was everything that I was looking for; a program that offers a great deal of support but also steps back to allow students the freedom to discover the city independently. Through CUPA I was able to split my time between architecture classes at ENSAPLV and urban sociology classes at EHESS. At the same time I was translating poetry for a cabaret in Belleville, washing dishes at a restaurant outside of the Louvre, doing odd jobs for an artist in Montparnasse and eventually interning as an assistant archivist at the Pompidou, an internship that is exclusive to CUPA. Looking back, as an undergraduate I needed that full semester to understand a more holistic view of an educational experience. On American campuses it is often encouraged that students fully integrate with campus life from classes to student groups to socializing but that never felt very fulfilling to me. My semester at CUPA showed me ways to balance classes with a life that went beyond the university. This time also led me to find new ways to integrate my interests in writing, design, architecture, and urbanism. It helped me find work at an architecture firm based in New York and Paris following my undergraduate studies. These experiences are still highly influential to my current work in podcasting, animation, art criticism, and critical cartography. As it turns out, my graduate work in urban planning brings me back again to study Paris and the greater Île-de-France region with fresh eyes.



FRENCH UNIVERSITIES & INSTITUTES CUPA has long-standing partnerships with many of Paris’ most prestigious academic institutions. As a language immersion program, we believe that it is essential for our students to have an authentic French experience by facilitating their matriculation with these institutions. Under our guidance and in keeping with their homeuniversity requirements, students have the freedom to curate their curriculum by choosing their courses from a variety of institutions and academic departments.



























UniversitĂŠ Paris- Sorbonne


Paris-Sorbonne, a public research university, is the world's second oldest academic institution, founded in the 12th century. It offers a full range of courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences, art history and music. The main edifice is located on the original medieval foundations in the Latin Quarter, with numerous other sites throughout the city.


French and Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Classics, History, Art History, Philosophy, Sociology, Music Studies, Geography, Languages (English, Arabic, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian)




UniversitĂŠ Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle


Located in the 5 th arrondissement, Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle offers majors in the fields of languages and literature with substantial offerings in comparative literature, theater, cinema, media studies, communication, and European Studies. It also hosts specialized institutes for Latin American Studies (IHEAL) and Applied Linguistics (ILPGA)



French Literature and Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Cinema, Theater, Applied Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies, European Studies, Latin-American Studies, Languages (English, Arabic, Italian, German, Spanish)



Université Paris 8 - Saint Denis


Founded after Mai 1968 and originally located in Vincennes, Paris 8 offers courses in the liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, and innovative fields such as psychoanalysis, geopolitics and gender studies. The philosophy department was founded by Foucault. Cixous, Lacan, Deleuze and Chomsky, among others, have taught at Saint-Denis. Paris 8 strives to promote diversity and student/teacher interaction.


French Literature, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, Linguistics, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, European Studies, Geography, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication, Cinema, Theater, Music, Fine Arts and Art Theory, Education , Languages (English, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian…)




Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense


Located near La Défense, a major business district, Paris-Ouest now one of the largest campuses in France. Historically, the university was at the center of the May 1968 student movements. The presence of cultural and athletic facilities on the Nanterre campus make it an exception among Parisian universities. Among other well-known thinkers, Lévinas, Ricœur, Balibar and Baudrillard all taught at Nanterre.. 28


French Literature, Classics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Cinema & Theater Studies, Art History, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communication, Music, Education, Languages (English, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian)



École du Louvre


Located in the Palais du Louvre, the École du Louvre is a highly selective establishment dedicated to the study of art history, archaeology, epigraphy, and museology taught by major specialists and curators. NB: access is selective, limited to full-year students, upon early request.




Université de Paris-Dauphine



INALCO - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales



Dauphine is a world-renowned institution in the fields of economics, social sciences, computer science and applied mathematics. Advanced students in these fields with a good background in algebra may take specialized courses at Dauphine. Dauphine boasts a strong sense of community among its students. It was granted the status of grand établissement 
in 2004.

The Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) offers majors in African, Asian, Eastern European, Oceanian, and Native American languages and civilizations. Ninetythree languages are taught at INALCO, from beginner-level classes to post-graduate studies.



ENSAPLV - École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris - La Villette



Université Pierre et Marie Curie


Located near the Parc de la Villette, ENSAPLV (École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris-La Villette) offers both graduate and undergraduate programs and confers state certification in architecture. Through CUPA, and upon early request, students of architecture may enroll at ENSAPLV for an academic year, and pursue a full-time curriculum including architectural studio courses.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) is the largest scientific complex in France, with most of its laboratories associated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It is located on the Jussieu Campus in the Latin Quarter. It offers curricula 
in all scientific fields, including physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and mathematics. Upon early request, science majors may enroll at UPMC for one or two science courses per semester. 31


Paris College of Art (PCA) has a double-status as a French private institution of higher education recognized by the Rectorat de Paris and as a college with degree-granting authority from the state of Delaware and accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). PCA offers BFA, BA, MFA and MA degrees and is also a study abroad destination for college students. Since 2011, CUPA's connection with PCA allows students to benefit from partnerships between PCA and a number of key art and design institutions in France. CUPA students thus have access to internships opportunities at the Bibliothèque Kandinsky or the Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles.




Bibliothèque Kandinsky This international, heritage-oriented research library is affiliated with the Centre Pompidou, dedicated to modern and contemporary creation, where the visual arts interact with theater, music, cinema, literature and the spoken word. Its collections are exclusively devoted to 20th and 21st century works of art, design, architecture, photography, film, video and new media. Normally reserved for museum curators, the library allows special access to the collections for associated researchers and students under the supervision of their instructors. PCA and the Bibliothèque Kandinsky

have created a joint framework that provides internship opportunities for CUPA students.

ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques ESEC - École Supérieure d'Études Cinématographiques is one of the most prestigious film schools in France. ESEC offers courses in scriptwriting, editing, directing, sound and image technology, and post-production, and instruction often combines theory and practice. Upon early request, CUPA students may participate in courses and apply for internships. NB: access is selective, limited to full-year students.

Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles The mission of the CRCV (Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles) is to conduct and support international and multidisciplinary research on the court of Versailles and other European seats of power, with particular emphasis on the 17th and 18th centuries. All cultural aspects of the French court are studied at the CRCV, including the structure and function of curial institutions, the history of ideas, the development of the arts and sciences, the conception of the palace and gardens, and rites and ceremony. The collaboration between the CRCV and PCA allows students to access the research tools of

the CRCV and receive guidance and support for their research. Students are eligible to apply for internships at the CRCV.




CUPA Summer is an immersion program in Paris that provides intensive work in the French language, a selection of content courses and exclusive opportunities for significant contact with the French language and culture. The Program is open to undergraduate or graduate students with a good background in French and strong motivation to engage in a challenging summer program. A language pledge is signed by all participants for the duration of the Program. Students are required to speak only in French at CUPA, during all Program-sponsored activities, and in their homestays. Classes are held at the CUPA center next to the Luxembourg gardens, right between the Montparnasse neighborhood and the Quartier Latin.



Curriculum Students take 2 courses carrying 60 contact hours each (i.e. 2 full semester credit-bearing courses). Language Courses Advanced French Language : Grammar, Composition and Conversation For students with 4 semesters of college French (or equivalent), wishing to improve oral and written fluency. To prepare students for more advanced language courses at their home universities, particular emphasis is placed on written proficiency. Perspectives on Contemporary French Society Highly advanced French language course for students with at least 5 semesters of college French (or equivalent), aiming to gain greater proficiency in written and oral French. Indepth discussion and extensive written work help students elaborate argumentative strategies and a more elegant and precise style in French.

Content Courses offered in 2015 Paris 1850-1939 : the Birth of Modern Art An exploration of the rise of Modern Art in its very city of birth. Students will discuss and analyze major works of Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism, both in class and in Parisian museums (Musée d’Orsay, Musée Picasso, Pompidou…). Paris mythique: A Cultural and Literary Journey A cultural and literary journey through Paris from the 18th century up to the present day, drawing from works by Baudelaire, Zola, Proust, Balzac, Breton, Perec... to study Paris as a metaphor for French society.

Students wishing to pursue special interests (i.e. research, advanced fine arts, music projects) may contact CUPA to examine possibilities for a tailor-made study program suited to their needs.

Housing Students have a private room in the home of one of CUPA’s carefully selected host families, receive breakfast daily, and share 5 evening meals per week with their hosts.

Extracurricular Activities As part of the summer program, students are encouraged to enrich their academic experience by exploring French culture outside of the classroom thanks to a variety of extracurricular activities sponsored and organized by CUPA. These activites include: • Overnight excursion: discovery of the cultural heritage of a region; • 2-3 performances (e.g. concert, theater, ballet…); • Guided visits of Paris neighborhoods; • Soirée with French students; • Farewell dinner.

For more details on admissions and application requirememts, deadlines and other practical information see page 58 Admissions information for CUPA Summer can also be found on www.cupa.



CUPA Enrollment 2014-2015 Summer 2015

Spring Semester 2015

Taylor Bell, Carnegie Mellon University Drake Goodson, Yale University DeeDee Han, Carnegie Mellon University Laura LondoĂąo Pardo, Yale University Oliver Okun, Oberlin College Claudia Ortuno, Harvard University Morgan Peacock, Oberlin College Fahad Shah, Princeton University

Grace Alexander, Reed College Elaine Bledsoe, Tufts University Isabelle Brauer, Kenyon College Patrick Corry, University of Notre Dame Danielle Ellis, Princeton University Terresa Eun, Harvard University Louis Gaudet, Yale University Malik Gerdes, Yale University Grace Gilmore, Reed College Mary-Margaret Groves, Pomona College Elizabeth Helmer, Fordham University Rina Maria HernĂĄndez, Fordham University Barbora Hoskova, Tufts University Julia Jacobson, Yale University Alexandra Kelly, Yale University Jasmine Kingston, Johns Hopkins University Seongjin Kwon, Princeton University Graham Leathers, Bates College Georgia Lederman, Oberlin College Ariel Lee, Carnegie Mellon University Alessandra Marra, Bard College Andrew Milne, Fordham University Simone Paci, Yale University Johanna Reilly, Georgetown University Ana Paula Rueda molina, Yale University Hayden Rutan, Macalester College Fahad Shah, Princeton Laura Soto-botero, Baylor University Katie Street, Macalester College Ian Tice, Georgetown University David Eli Wilson pelton, Harvard University Clara Yang, Yale University

Academic Year 2014-2015 Rachel Grossman, Reed College Hao Guo, Macalester College Olivia Kern, Wellesley College Alden Truesdale, Fordham University Alana Thyng, Yale University Natalie Wardlaw, Kenyon College

Fall Semester 2014 Iwona Chalus, Yale University Holly Dennis, Carnegie Mellon University Rebecca Ellis, Harvard University Ryan Farr, Fordham University Genevieve Gahagan, Willamette University Aiko Grant, Reed College Corri Johnson, Amherst College Susannah Jones, Bryn Mawr College Sarah Krasnik, Johns Hopkins University Celine Lim, Amherst College Rosemary McInnes, Bryn Mawr College Aubrey Means, Willamette University Taylor Nall, Baylor University Ji Young Nam, Johns Hopkins University Gibson Oakley, Kenyon College Jorge Rodriguez Solorzano, Reed College Nicholas Solomon, Reed College Evan Swaak, University of Denver Duyen Tat, Johns Hopkins University Lena Vidulich, Northwestern University



CUPA Enrollment 2015-2016 Summer 2016 Kiersten Chuc, Carnegie Mellon University David Andrew Crichlow, Yale University Rachael Dawson, Harvard College Jennifer Li, Harvard University Michael Mattson, Tufts University Henry McCall, Fordham University Jasper Prouvost, Yale University Gabriella Puma, Fordham University Daniel Tenreiro-Braschi, Yale University

Academic Year 2015-2016 Justin Decker, Johns Hopkins University Marie Edland, Bryn Mawr College Nora Etienne, Yale University Kelsey Lafreniere, Baylor University Helena Maurer, Wellesley College Oliver Okun, Oberlin College Jamar Williams, Yale University Claire Worsey, Bard College Yu Zhao, Johns Hopkins University

Fall Semester 2015 Nicole Acheampong, Princeton University Selena Anjur-Dietrich, Yale University Morgan Daruwala, Oberlin College Lucy Gardner, Oberlin College Rik Ghosh, Reed College Maria Guzman, Williams College Anastasia Hansen, Reed College Yuping Huang, Carleton College Elizabeth Israel, Bard College Alexandra Jordan, Johns Hopkins University Ruth Kendrick, Macalester College Elizabeth Landry, Fordham University Eleanor Lawrence, Reed College Yasmina Marden, Reed College Trey Pernell, Yale University Julia Plottel, Kenyon College Kourtney Pony, Princeton University Olivia Rodriguez, Johns Hopkins University Keith Roscoe, Bard College Camille Rullรกn Buxรณ, Princeton University

Eliza Perrin Stein, Carleton College Achille Tenkiang, Princeton University Priscilla Wu, Reed College Qi Xie, Amherst College

Spring Semester 2016 Ted Bebi, Macalester College Megan Bronner, Fordham University Diane Crosson, Fordham University Vincent Delaurentis, Georgetown University Amy Desmarais, Fordham University Katherine Dye, Oberlin College Mariela Figueroa Lam, Amherst College Mckenzie Givens, Reed College Khatiti Harper, Kenyon College Meghan Hill, Fordham University Eli Ishwardas, Fordham University Jasmine Kim, Carnegie Mellon University Augusta Klein, Bard College Dana Kurylyk, Fordham University Eleanor Layfield, Johns Hopkins University Kimberly Mccarthy, Fordham University Chanyoung Park, Princeton University Gaelle Pierre-Louis Seraphin, Georgetown University Josue Pontaza Santander , Bard College Sarah Qadir, Georgetown University Madison Reid, Macalester College Nancy Roane, Oberlin College Isabel Schlee, Williams College Zinna Senbetta, Princeton University Bryan Torres Rosa, Amherst College Gerald Warhaftig, Carnegie Mellon University Daniel West, Oberlin College








The following, non-exhaustive course list includes selective examples of courses taken by former CUPA participants, to help prospective students review the types of options available through CUPA and establish a study proposal for their projected time in Paris. Please note that these specific courses may not necessarily be offered each semester, and some of them require prerequisites. This list, however, is representative of the possibilities available through CUPA. For specific requests or options that cannot be found in this list, please contact the program directly.


Detailed course descriptions are available on CUPA’s website:




FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS Literary and Journalistic Writing Workshop (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Creation of Novels According to the New Dramaturgy and Literary Structure (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

Creative Writing Workshop: OuLiPo Writing Exercises (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Poetry Workshop II (Sorbonne) Writing Workshop: Art Criticism (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of the French Language, Middle Ages-21st Century (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of the French Lexicon (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Grammar and History of the French Language (Sorbonne) Poetics and Rhetoric (ENS) Introduction to French Linguistics and Style (ENS) Linguistics and Literary Critique (Sorbonne) French Semantics: Linguistic Theories and Practical Approaches (Sorbonne) The Sentence and Subordination (Nanterre-La Défense) Morphology (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Phonetics (Nanterre-La Défense) Phonology of French (Nanterre-La Défense) Spoken Communication (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Historical Sociolinguistics (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Grammatical Structure of French (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Acquisition of Language and Languages (Nanterre-La Défense) The Brain and Language (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Language Production (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Problematics of Translation (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Translation (Sorbonne) Literary Translation Workshop (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Poetic Translation (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Translation of Theatrical Texts (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Comparative Translation (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


FRENCH LITERATURE Introduction to Literary Studies (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) 12th Century French Literature: The Origins of Chivalric Romance (Nanterre-La Défense) Marie de France: Les Lais (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Merlin: Birth and Deconstruction of a Myth (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Examining Prologues in Literature, Antiquity-Middle Ages (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Medieval Texts: Studying Image, Figure, and Semblance (Sorbonne) Les Essais by Montaigne (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Modern Perspectives on Renaissance Literature (Sorbonne)


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Poetry of the French Renaissance and the 19th Century: Ronsard and Baudelaire (Sorbonne) Human and Divine Love in 16th-17th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle) 17th Century French Literature: the Invention of the Moral Comedy (Nanterre-La Défense) Truth and Lies in 17th and 18th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle) 17th and 18th Century French Literature (Sorbonne) 18th Century French Literature: The Enlightenment and the Figure of the Philosopher (Paris 8-St-Denis)

Art and Literature in 18th Century France (Sorbonne) The French Enlightenment through Literature (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Art Critics, from Diderot to Proust (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Literature, Ideas, and Art (Sorbonne) Freudian Analysis of Verne's Around the World in 80 Days and Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Genesis and Reception of the Naturalist Novel (Sorbonne Nouvelle) 19th Century French Literature of Revolutions (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Myth of Pygmalion in 19th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Writers' Response to the Dreyfus Affair (Sorbonne) The Figure of the Devil and the Concept of Evil in 19th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

19th and 20th Century French Literature: Modern Melancholy (Sorbonne) Theory and Stylistics in French Poetry: from Lyricism to Modernity (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Hopeless, Lawless Children, 19th-20th Centuries (ENS) 19th and 20th Century French Literature: Nerval and Proust (Sorbonne) Nerval's Filles du feu (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Texts and Theories: Poems in Prose and Free Verse (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) 20th Century French Poetry: Apollinaire and the Invention of Modernity (Nanterre-La Défense)

Introduction to the Writings of Marcel Proust: Un Amour de Swann (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) 20th Century French Poetry (Nanterre-La Défense) Surrealist Poetry (ENS) Writing under the Occupation: The Works of Sartre 1940-1944 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Contemporary Issues in 20th Century French Literature (Sorbonne) Sacred and Secular Miracles in 20th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Modern Rewritings of the Œdipus Myth in 20th Century French Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

French Drama and the Avant-Garde: Jean-Luc Lagarce and the Importance of the Text (Paris 8-St-Denis)

Writing Degree Zero: The Case of Robert Walser (ENS) Places of Memory in Paris and in French Literature (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Literature in Film (Sorbonne) History of Literary Publishing in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Sorbonne) Introduction to Critical Literary Studies (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Theories of Literature and Language: The Phenomenon of the Text (ENS)

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Epistemology of Literary History (ENS) Genetic Documentation of Literary Texts (ENS) Analysis of Poetic Language (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Linguistic and Stylistic Analysis of French Literature (ENS)


FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE Introduction to Francophone Literature (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Francophone Literatures (Sorbonne) Postcolonial Francophone Literature: Women Writing Violence (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Francophone Novel in the Female Perspective (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Revolution Through the Eyes of Women: Female Perspectives from North Africa and the Middle East (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) French Orientalism and Arab Occidentalism (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Aimé Césaire: Poetry and Politics (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Francophone Literature: A History of Quebecois Literature and Literary Discourse (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

The Politics of Literature: Writings and Theories of Francophone Literatures (Sorbonne)


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE Antigone: Sophocles and Anouilh (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Bible and Literature: A Survey of Biblical Influence in Western Literature (Nanterre-La Défense)

Comparative Literature: Guests, Hosts and Parasites (Sorbonne) Study of a Movement: The Adventure Novel (Nanterre-La Défense) Children's Literature: The Works of Wonderland (Nanterre-La Défense) Narratives of Dreams and Childhood Memories (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Comparative Literature: Gogol, Melville and Kafka (Nanterre-La Défense) Studies of the Far East (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) European Literature: Poetry and the World War Era (Sorbonne) European Literature: Writing Consciousness 1880-1920 (ENS) The Study of Narrative in Contemporary Fiction (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Exile in Literature: Writing the Self’s Inner Territory (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Semiotics of Comparative Literature: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts (Sorbonne) Contemporary Literature and Art (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Literature and Science in the 19th Century: Zola's Docteur Pascal and Darwin's The Origin of Species (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Literature and Psyche: Rilke and the Margins of Society (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Masculine/Feminine: Literature in Context of Gender and the 18th-19th Centuries (Paris 8-St-Denis)


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OTHER LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES N.B.: the study of another foreign language while abroad is generally not recommended to students unless it is essential for their major requirements.  History and Literature of Western Culture (Greece, Rome, and France) (Sorbonne) Christian Latin (Institut Catholique) Late Latin Literature (Sorbonne) Biblical Hebrew (Sorbonne) Modern Hebrew (Sorbonne) Israeli Press (INALCO) Third-year Arabic Language (Sorbonne) Arabic Grammar and Linguistics: Year 2 (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Modern Arabic Thought and Culture (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Introduction to Persian (Farsi) (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Bambara (INALCO) Chinese to French Translation (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Chinese Grammar and Text Analysis 2 (INALCO) Fundamental Korean 2 (INALCO) Italian for Beginners (Nanterre-La Défense) Italian Literature and Civilization: Dante (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Spanish Level 5 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Fiction in 20th Century Latin-American History (ENS) Survey of the Latin American Short Story (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Roots of Brazilian Literature and Analysis of Brazilian Poetry (Sorbonne Nouvelle) German I for Art History (École du Louvre) Beginning German: Level 3 (Sorbonne) Identities and Territories: from the Republic of Weimar to Today (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Advanced Russian: Listening Comprehension and Grammar (Sorbonne) Early Russian History and Literature (Sorbonne) Introduction to Russian Literature (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sanskrit Literature: Kalidasa (Sorbonne Nouvelle)


ENGLISH STUDIES N.B.: Students may take courses in this field at the graduate level only. Theoretical Cognitive Grammar (Sorbonne) Sir Thomas Malory and the Arthurian Tradition (Sorbonne) Representing Desire in Shakespeare's Theater (Sorbonne Nouvelle) American Gothic: Writings and Rewritings (Sorbonne) Maps And Mazes: Depictions of the City in 20th Century Irish Literature (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Myths and Metamorphoses in British Literature (Nanterre-La Défense)

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Poetry and Poetics (Sorbonne) Bodies on Stage (Sorbonne) The Revolution of Modernist Writing (ENS) Critical Theory: Feminism and the Origin of the Detective Novel (Sorbonne) The Interplay of Text and Image in American Literature (Sorbonne) American Modernism: Poetics (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Contemporary American Imaginations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History and Culture of the American West - Fields of Gold: California and the American Dream (Sorbonne) Environmental History of the United States (Sorbonne) Historicizing the American Metropolis (Sorbonne) The Global Influence of Capitalism, Media, and Politics in the United States (Nanterre-La Défense)


GENDER STUDIES Gender Theory (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Construction of Gender (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Female Education and the Construction of Gender Identity in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

Gender and Politics (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Orientales: Fiction and Femininity (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Theories of Gender and Writings about Difference (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Class, Race, Gender and Sexual Difference (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Representations of Gender and Sexualities in Contemporary Art (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sexuality, Gender, and Religion in the Anglophone World (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


HISTORY Introduction to Pharaonic Egypt: History of Egypt and the Middle Kingdom (Sorbonne) Egypt in the 18th Dynasty (Sorbonne) Jews and Judaism in Antiquity (Sorbonne) History of the Greek City States from Croesus to Alexander (6th-4th Centuries B.C.) (Sorbonne)

Introduction to Ancient History (ENS) Love in Ancient Greece: From Helen to Cleopatra (Nanterre-La Défense) The Roman Empire from Cæsar Augustus to Diocletian (Sorbonne) Citizenship: Rome and the Modern Era (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Medieval History (ENS) The Middle Ages in the West (ENS) History of the Carolingian Empire (Sorbonne) The Medieval World in the 5th-12th Centuries (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Medieval Islam (ENS)


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Muslim States of the Medieval Middle East (Sorbonne) History of the Ottoman Empire from 1451 to 1516 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Middle Ages from the 13th to the 15th Century (Sorbonne) Church and Society in the West from 1215 to 1450 (Nanterre-La Défense) Life, Love and Death in the Late Middle Ages (Sorbonne) The Byzantine Empire (Sorbonne) History of the Ottoman Empire in Arab Lands: 1516-1830 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Europe in the Time of its First Modernity (Nanterre-La Défense) Social and Political History: The End of the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance (Sorbonne)

Social and Political History of Italy in the Early Renaissance (1380-1500) (Sorbonne) History of the French Renaissance: War and Faith under Francois Ier and Henri II (Sorbonne)

The Age of Discovery (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715) (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of 17th Century France (Sorbonne) Cultural and Social History of Paris, 1660-1789 (Sorbonne) History of Paris from 1660 to 1780: Ways of Life (Sorbonne) History of Childhood and Children — 16th to 18th Centuries (Sorbonne) 18th Century France: Economy and Society (Sorbonne) The Ancien Regime in France: 16th-18th Centuries (Nanterre-La Défense) Political and Philosophical History of 17th and 18th Century International Relations (Sorbonne)

European presence in Asia during the 16th-18th Centuries (Sorbonne) France during the Age of the Enlightenment (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Modern Ways of Thought: Love and Hatred of Kings (Nanterre-La Défense)

Conditions of Illness and Death in French Society 16th-19th Centuries (Sorbonne) Modern Mentalities: Church and State in Modern France (Nanterre-La Défense) 18th Century France: Economy and Society (Sorbonne) From the Ancien Régime to the Revolution (Sorbonne) Historiography of the French Revolution (Nanterre-La Défense) Europe at War: History of Revolution and the Empire 1792-1815 (Sorbonne) History of Napoleonic France (Sorbonne) Political and Social History of France (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Politics and Society in 19th Century France (Sorbonne) 19th and 20th Century Social Movements in France (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of International Migrations in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The History of Education in Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Revolutions in 19th Century Europe (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Remembering 1914-1918: A Socio-Cultural Approach to World War I (Sorbonne) Understanding Contemporary French Political History, 1815-Present (Sorbonne) Wars and Crises in France (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

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Vichy France (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Authoritarian and Totalitarian Regimes (Nanterre-La Défense) The International System from 1815 to the Present (Sorbonne) History of Colonization (Sorbonne) The Colonial Empires of the 19th and 20th Centuries (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of the Middle East in the 20th Century (Sorbonne) History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : Origins, Actors and Current Stakes (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

Political History of the 20th and 21st Centuries (Sorbonne) The United States and the World in the 20th Century (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Europe in the 20th Century (1900-1945) (Sorbonne) Europe and its Nations from 1815-1914 (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Political Transitions, Purges, and Societies in Europe at the End of WWII (ENS) Fascism and Nazism in Europe (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of European Construction (Sorbonne Nouvelle) History of International Relations, 1815-1945 (Sorbonne) International Relations since 1946 (Sorbonne) The UK in Europe, the UK in the World (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Conflicts in the 20th Century (Nanterre-La Défense) Analysis of the Contemporary World (Sorbonne) Crises and Tensions in the Contemporary World (Sorbonne) Media, Information, and Telecommunications in France and the United States (Sorbonne) 20th Century Wars in History and Cinema (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to the History of Science (ENS)


POLITICAL SCIENCE, GEOPOLITICS AND GEOGRAPHY Fundamental Political Concepts (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Theories of Democracy (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Comparative Political Institutions and Constitutions (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History and Analysis of French Elections (Nanterre-La Défense) Norms and Practices of Citizenship (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Discrimination, Diversity, and Anti-Discrimination Politics (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) International Institutions and Organizations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) International Relations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Political Geography, Geopolitics, and Geo-Strategies (Sorbonne) Major Geopolitical Problems of the Contemporary World (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Political and Historical Geography: Power and Territory (Sorbonne) Globalization: Causes, Effects and Alternatives (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) International Migrations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Migration, Discrimination and Public Action (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) European Construction (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


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European Institutions (Nanterre-La Défense) Geography of Developed Nations – European Union (Sorbonne) The Cultural Construction of National Identity in Europe (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Justice and Internal Affairs in the EU (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Policies and Coordination of the European Union Common Market (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Social Welfare Systems in Europe (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Foreign Policy of the European Union (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Cultural Policies and Institutions in Europe (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Empire, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The African Sahel (Sorbonne) The United States of America: Social, Economic, and Political Approach (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) African Politics and Society (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Arab Spring (IRIS - Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques) The Middle East (Sorbonne) North America and Globalization (Sorbonne) Geopolitics of Latin America (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Contemporary Issues in Latin American Democracies (Institut des Hautes Études d’Amérique Latine)

Comparative Sociology of Inequalities between Europe and the Americas (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

The Great (Economic) Issues and Themes of Latin America (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Sociopolitical Movements in Latin America (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Mexico, the US and Immigration (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Geography of Language (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Geo-History of Urbanism (Sorbonne) Urban Politics of Major European Cities (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Inequalities and Risks: The Geography of Health (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Geography of Water (Sorbonne) Oceans: A Global Study (Sorbonne) Climatology (Sorbonne)


COMMUNICATION, CULTURAL AND MEDIA STUDIES Mythology (Sorbonne) General Aesthetics (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Introduction to Media (Sorbonne) Media and the Adolescent (Sorbonne Nouvelle) History of Communication (Sorbonne Nouvelle) History and Sociology of Women and the Press (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The French Bookstore and its Environment (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Museum: Between Culture and Commerce (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Museology: Immersion at Orsay and l'Orangerie (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Non-Francophone Students in the French Education System (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

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History of Food and Cuisine (Sorbonne) Geography of Food (Sorbonne) The Development and Trends of Gourmet and Wine Tourism (Sorbonne) New Consumer Models: Cuisine, Gastronomy, and Restaurants in France (Sorbonne)


SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY Social Science 1 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sociological Theories and Concepts (Sorbonne) The Frankfurt School (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sociology of Political Ideologies (Nanterre-La Défense) The Sociology of Law (Sorbonne) Sociology of Social Movements (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sociology of Gender (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sociology of the Body (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Seminar: Discourse and Argument in the Context of Social Relations (EHESS) History and Social Sciences: Globalization (ENS) Introduction to the Sociology of Immigration (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Representations of Poverty and Exclusion in Anglo-Saxon Societies (EHESS) Sociology of the City (EHESS) Public Space and the Urban Theater (Nanterre-La Défense) Urban Sociology (Sorbonne) Ecology of the City, Ecology in the City (Nanterre-La Défense) Readings: Cities and Social Sciences (ENS) Urban Segregation (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Demography: Population Studies and Immigration in France (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

The Demographics of Family Politics (Nanterre-La Défense) Habitat, Family and Social Practices in Post-WWII France (Nanterre-La Défense) Evolution of French Society Since 1950 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Evolution of the French Education System and its Social Impact (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Sociology of Art (ENS) Sociology of Religion and Society (Nanterre-La Défense) Divination and Ritual Possession in Africa (Institut Catholique) Funerary Rites (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Anthropology of Environment in Latin America (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Anthropology of the Balkans (Nanterre-La Défense) Anthropology of the Berbers (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Islamic Civilizations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Humanitarian Action and its Limits: an Anthropological Critique of Development (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

Anthropology of East Asia: China, Korea and Japan (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Anthropological Studies in an Urban Setting (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


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Aesthetic Anthropology: Native American and First Nation Populations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Comparative Anthropology of Political Systems (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Anthropology of Globalization: The Silk Roads (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Representations and Realities of Islam in France (CUPA) Anthropology of Water Management (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to the Anthropology of Health and Disease (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethno-Medicine (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethno-Sciences (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethnographic Cinema (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethnographic Terrain Practice (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethnology and Field Work (Nanterre-La Défense) Ethnological Approaches to African Religions (Institut Catholique) Ethnology of Dance (Nanterre-La Défense)


ART HISTORY & THEORY Mesoamerican Art (Nanterre-La Défense) Archeology and Iconography of Pharaonic Egypt (Sorbonne) Archæology of the Ancient Near East (Sorbonne) Athens in the 5th Century BCE (École du Louvre) Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art in situ at the Louvre (École du Louvre) Art History and Archeology of the Roman Empire (Nanterre-La Défense) Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture (1000-1400) (Nanterre-La Défense) French Art of the Middle Ages (Sorbonne) Medieval Art: Painting and Funerary Art in France, 13th-15th Centuries (Sorbonne) Art of the Middle Ages: Paris & Cyprus (Sorbonne) Introduction to Art History of the European Renaissance (Nanterre-La Défense) Art of the Italian Renaissance (Sorbonne) Modern Art and Architecture: The Birth of the Classical Style in France (Sorbonne) Urban Planning and Architectural Development: Paris and Venice, 1585-1755 (Sorbonne) History of French Architecture: 16th-18th Century (Nanterre-La Défense) The Architecture of Royal France and the History of Gardens (Sorbonne) Modern Art 1: Allegory in French Art of the 17th Century (Sorbonne) A Critical History of the Genres of 17th and 18th Century Painting (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to 18th Century European Art (Sorbonne) Late 18th and Early 19th Century French Art (Sorbonne) History of Art 1800-1900: French Painting from David to Courbet (Sorbonne) Major Movements in 19th Century French Painting (CUPA) History of 19th and 20th Century Art (Sorbonne) Rodin and Photography: 1880-1917 (École du Louvre) History of 20th Century Art (Sorbonne) Kandinsky and the Path to Abstraction (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Mondrian and De Stijl (Sorbonne)

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Language of Reality: Art of the 1950s (École du Louvre) Minimal and Conceptual Art: 1960-Present (École du Louvre) Panorama of Contemporary Art, 1960-1980 (Sorbonne Nouvelle) History of 20th - 21st Century Art: Avant-Garde Photography (Sorbonne) History of Photography from 1839 to 1910 (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of Modern Photography (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Works of Art and Society, 15th-20th Centuries (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of Architectural Theory in the 20th Century (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Role of the Viewer in Art, Past and Present (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Introduction to Modern Aesthetic Theory (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Techniques of Artistic Creation (École du Louvre) Initiation to Museology (Sorbonne Nouvelle)


STUDIO ART Introduction to Photography (Studio Vermès) Advanced Photography (Studio Vermès) Drawing the Nude (Atelier Terre et Feu) Life Drawing (Atelier de la Miroiterie) Drawing with Live Models (Atelier Foranim) Advanced Figure Drawing (Atelier Terre et Feu) Studio Art: The Art of the Comic Strip (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Drawing and Illustration (Atelier Terre et Feu) Children's Book Illustration (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Enlarged Practices of Drawing: Multimedia Explorations (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Drawing to Paint (Atelier Terre et Feu) Painting and Drawing (Atelier Foranim) Painting Studio (Atelier La Miroiterie) Contemporary Painting (Atelier Terre et Feu) Studio Art: Articulation and Duration (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Mail Art and Communication (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Sculpture (Atelier Terre et Feu)


FILM STUDIES History of Film Forms (Sorbonne Nouvelle) History of Cinema 1928-1965 (Nanterre-La Défense) The History of Contemporary Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Introductory Film Analysis (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Film Narrative (Nanterre-La Défense) French Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) History of Cinema: Soviet Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1920s (Sorbonne Nouvelle)


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Classic French Cinema: 1930-1960 (Nanterre-La Défense) Tod Browning: Cinema and Teratology (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Later Works of Charles Chaplin (1930-1957) (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Hollywood Comedies in the 1930s (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Life and Films of Fritz Lang (Nanterre-La Défense) Surrealist Film (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Cinema of Jean-Luc Godard (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Films of François Truffaut (Sorbonne Nouvelle) French New Wave Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Body in Cinema (ENS) Modern French Cinema: from the Nouvelle Vague to Militant Cinema (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) France/Hollywood: A Cultural Analysis of Cinematic Exchange (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Cinematic Motifs: Falling and Rising (École du Louvre) Film Noir (École du Louvre) History of American Independent Cinema from Shadows to the Sundance Film Festival (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)

History of the Hollywood Industry from the 1970s to Present Day (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Cinema of Martin Scorsese (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Terrorism in American Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) American Horror (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Cinematography: Bollywood (Indian Cinema) (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Elements of Fantasy in Spanish Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Golden Age of Japanese Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Read, Write, Film: The Adaptation of a Novel into a Screenplay (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Parody and Pastiche in Film (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Light, Color and Mise en Scène: A History of Cinematography (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Soundtrack in Modern Cinema (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Theories and Functions of Frame and Off-Screen Space in Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) "Mockumentaries": The Real and the Fake (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Video Art from 1963 to the Present (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Semiology in Film Theory (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Cinema and Philosophy (ENS) Fundamentals of Script Writing (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Writing Screenplays and Film Production (Sorbonne) Economic Aspects of Film Production (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Exercise in Production: Fiction (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


THEATER History of Theater I - Antiquity to the 17th Century (Nanterre-La Défense) Theater and Violence (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Baroque Dramaturgy of the Tragicomedy (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

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History of Theatrical Aesthetics (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Dramaturgical Analysis (Nanterre-La Défense) Analysis of Theatrical Works (Nanterre-La Défense) Theater and Politics, Ancient and Modern Tragedy (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Drama Theory: Writing and Memory (Sorbonne Nouvelle) The Tools of Theater - Theater and Cinema (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Photography and the Theater (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Theatrical Analysis: Models for Directing (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Dada and Surrealist Theater (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The History of the Moscow Art Theater (Sorbonne Nouvelle) From Text to Stage: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Theater Arts: Monsters and Monstrosity (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Theater and Storytelling (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Risk and Value Analysis of Theatrical Projects (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Classical Theater Workshop (Sorbonne) Corporeal Theater Program (Studio Magénia) Cours Jean-Laurent Cochet: Professional Training Program (Cours Jean-Laurent Cochet) Acting Workshop: Scene Study (Théâtre de la Bruyère) Practical Approach to Mime (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) From Classical Theater to the Contemporary Stage (Nanterre-La Défense) Theater Workshop: Body and Voice (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Introduction to Performance (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Scene Design Workshop (Sorbonne Nouvelle)


MUSIC Medieval Musical Notation (Sorbonne) History of Music (Middle Ages and Renaissance) (Sorbonne) Music and Poetry of the 16th Century Chanson (Sorbonne) History of Music in the 17th Century (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Baroque Sources (Sorbonne) History of Music 17th -19th Centuries (Sorbonne) Opera in the Age of Mozart (Sorbonne) Gluck's Reform of Opera in 18th Century Paris/Rhetoricity and Tonal Analysis (Sorbonne) Art and Music in France (1789-1931) (Sorbonne) Evolution of 19th Century Musical Language (Sorbonne) Opera and Drama in the 19th Century (Sorbonne) Berlioz: An Exploration of Symphonic Forms (Sorbonne) The History of 19th and 20th Century Opera (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Invention of Opéra Comique (Sorbonne) Music and Modernity in Europe at the Turn of the 20th Century (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Jazz Techniques and Styles (Sorbonne)


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Music and Technological Mutation from the 1920s to the 1970s (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Psychoacoustics (Sorbonne) Introduction to Ethnomusicology (Sorbonne) Music of the Mediterranean and Balkan Regions (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Music and Dance (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Ear Training (Sorbonne) Studio Ear Training: Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Audio (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Private piano instruction (Private Instruction) Private Violin Lessons (Private Instruction) Cello Lessons (Private Instruction) Private Cello Study (Private Instruction) Private Viola Study (Private Instruction) Private Study - Viola da Gamba (Private Instruction) Flute (Private Instruction) Flute Lessons (CRR) Chamber Music Ensemble (Conservatoire Municipal Camille Saint-Saëns) Symphony Orchestra (CRR) Private Voice Lessons (Conservatoire Municipal Georges Bizet) Voice Lessons: Italian Repertoire (Private Instruction) Voice Lessons/Ear Training (Conservatoire Municipal Camille Saint-Saëns) Jazz Combo (Conservatoire Municipal Frédéric Chopin) Workshop: Ethnomusicology, Experimentation, and Musical Creation (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Grand Chœur de la Sorbonne: The Sorbonne Choral Society (Sorbonne) Baroque Chorus and Orchestra (Sorbonne)


DANCE History of Contemporary Dance (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Ballet (Centre de danse du Marais) Advanced-Level Ballet (Académie des Arts Chorégraphiques) Advanced Ballet Technique (Studio Harmonic) Ballet and Modern Jazz Dance (Centre de danse du Marais) Advanced Modern Technique (Studio Harmonic) Dance Improvisation (Centre de Danse du Marais)


ARCHITECTURE N.B.: Architecture courses can only be taken as part of a full-year architecture curriculum, for majors only. Long-Span Structural Systems (ENSAPLV) Architectural Studio: Scenography and Architecture of Performance Spaces (ENSAPLV) City and Environment: Historical and Critical Perspectives (ENSAPLV)

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Architectural Studio: Sustainable Development and Youth Housing in Vitry-Sur-Seine (ENSAPLV)

Emerging Public Space: Use and Perceptions of Transportation Systems (ENSAPLV) Public Edifice (ENSAPLV)


PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION N.B.: All French students have taken philosophy courses at the secondary school level – CUPA students are thus expected to have some background in philosophy to take courses at the college level. The Philosophy of Nature (Sorbonne) Philosophy of Love (Sorbonne) Modern Philosophy (Sorbonne) Kant: Critique of Pure Reason (Sorbonne) History of Contemporary Philosophy: Marx, Nietzsche and Freud (Sorbonne) Propositional Logic (Nanterre-La Défense) Submission (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) The Philosophy of Science (Sorbonne) Hegel and Heidegger: Identity and Difference (Sorbonne) Phenomenology and the Notion of the Other (Sorbonne) History of Contemporary Philosophy from Fichte to Kierkegaard (Sorbonne) Ethics and Morals (Nanterre-La Défense) The Human Condition and Society (Sorbonne) Introduction to Political Philosophy (Sorbonne) Political Philosophy: Evolution of the Concept of Political Liberty (Sorbonne) The Political Texts of Karl Marx (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Philosophy of Economics (Sorbonne) Metaphysics: Faith and Knowledge (Sorbonne) Love in the Political Philosophy of Hegel (ENS) Philosophy of Art: What Is Modern Art? (Sorbonne) Reading Foucault’s History of Sexuality (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Indian Philosophy (Sorbonne) Symbols, Myths and Rites in Religions (Institut Catholique) Religions, Modern Thought and Secularism (Institut Catholique) Judaism in France (Institut Catholique) Christians and Muslims in History (Institut Catholique) Foundations of Buddhism (Institut Catholique) Religious Texts of Asia: Great Hindu and Buddhist Texts (Institut Catholique) Introduction to Hinduism (Institut Catholique)


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ECONOMICS History of Economic and Social Thought (Sorbonne) Social and Economic History (Dauphine) History of Economic Policy in France since 1945 (Nanterre-La Défense) Contemporary Economic Issues (Dauphine) International Economics (Dauphine) International Political Economy (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Rethinking Europe in a Globalized World (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Economics of the European Union (Dauphine) Development Economics (Dauphine) International Economics and Globalization (Sorbonne Nouvelle) Economic Aspects of Globalization (Dauphine) Inequality and Redistribution (Nanterre-La Défense) European Economic Integration (Nanterre-La Défense) Labor Market and Employment Policy (Nanterre-La Défense) Social Economics (Nanterre-La Défense) Doing Business with the Chinese (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Macroeconomics of Europe (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Microeconomics (Dauphine) International Finance and Recent Financial Market Crises (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Economics of Financial Markets (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Monetary Institutions and Mechanisms (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Quantitative Methodology: Descriptive Statistics (Nanterre-La Défense)


PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE Introduction to Developmental Psychology (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Development of Emotional, Gestured, Postural and Verbal Communication (Nanterre-La Défense)

Language Processes (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Development of Personality in Childhood and Adolescence (Nanterre-La Défense) Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Today (Nanterre-La Défense) The Development of Friendship and Relationships (Nanterre-La Défense) Learning at School: Processes and Assessment Methods (Nanterre-La Défense) The Cognitive Aspects of Memory and Learning (Nanterre-La Défense) School Failure and Remediation (Nanterre-La Défense) Cognitive Psychology (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Cognitive Functioning (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Machine Learning (ENS) Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion (Nanterre-La Défense) Hemispheric Specialization and Nervous System Pathologies (Nanterre-La Défense)

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Neuropharmacology and Brain Plasticity (Nanterre-La Défense) Neuropsychology and Language (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Behavior and Genetics (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Social Psychology (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Social Psychology (Sorbonne) Social Psychology of Gender (Nanterre-La Défense) The Psychology of Groups (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Social Psychology: Opinion, Beliefs, and Collective Life (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Social Psychology of Health (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Nanterre-La Défense) Introduction to Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Clinical Psychology: Traumatic Experiences (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Approaches to Psychological Disorders (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Evaluating Personality in a Clinical Setting (Nanterre-La Défense) Psychology of Consumer Behavior (Nanterre-La Défense) The Psychology of Food and Nutrition (Nanterre-La Défense) Psychology of Space and Environment (Nanterre-La Défense) The Psychology of Music (Nanterre-La Défense) Psychological Research Basics (Paris 8-Saint-Denis)


SCIENCES Algebraic Topology (ENS) Diophantine Geometry (UPMC) Abelian Varieties (UPMC) Probability and Statistics (Dauphine) Introduction to Programming in Java (Sorbonne) Geophysics (UPMC) Intermolecular Forces (ENS) Organic Chemistry (UPMC) Chemical Kinetics and Reactivity (ENS) Thermodynamics (UPMC) Thermodynamics and Statistical Aspects (UPMC) Geotechnical Engineering (UPMC) Fluid Mechanics (UPMC)


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INTERNSHIPS/INDEPENDENT STUDIES Internship at Bibliothèque Kandinsky (Centre Pompidou) Internship at CRCV (Centre de Recherche du Château de Versailles) Internship at BICE (Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance - NGO) Student Teaching Internship (Various Institutions) Research internship: International Arms Trade and Political Strategy (IRIS) Research internship: Chemistry Department Laboratory (ENS) Individual Research Project: Street Art, from Sidewalks to Galleries (CUPA) Independent Study: The New Islamic Art Galleries of the Louvre in a Post-9/11 World (CUPA) Independent Study: Evolution of French Cuisine in the 1920s (Sorbonne) Independent Study: Research at the Quai Branly Museum (Paris 8-Saint-Denis) Independent Study: The New Anti-Semitism in France (EHESS)

This is a non-exhaustive course list of courses taken by former CUPA participants, to help prospective students review the types of options available through CUPA and establish a study proposal for their projected time in Paris. Please note that these specific courses may not necessarily be offered each semester, and some of them require prerequisites. This list, however, is representative of the possibilities available through CUPA. For specific requests or options that cannot be found in this list, please contact the program directly.


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Semester and Year Program Fee Program fee covers tuition, full support services, elaboration of a tailor-made program, fees at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and other specialized libraries, private instruction and studio courses for fine and performing arts majors. Those not majoring in the arts may choose one applied or performing arts class (i.e., fine arts, photography, drama, dance) at no additional cost if taken as a creditbearing elective. Also included: access to computer facilities, a Paris transportation pass, personal liability insurance and all Program-sponsored extra-curricular activities (excursions, cultural events…). Not covered are personal expenses, passports, visa and “ titre de séjour ” fees, books and study materials, cellphones, personal health insurance, transatlantic transportation, and any extra-curriculars not organized by the Program. For students who choose a CUPA home stay, the housing fee covers room and board, breakfast daily and 5 dinners per week.

Summer Program Fee The CUPA Summer fee includes tuition for 2 credit-bearing courses, host family housing, transportation pass (Navigo) for the duration of the Program, a museum


pass, and all Program-sponsored cultural activities and outings. Also included: access to computer facilities and personal liability insurance. Not covered are personal expenses, passports, visa and “titre de séjour” fees, cellphones, personal health insurance, transatlantic transportation, and any extra-curriculars not organized by the Program.

Calendar and Prices Details about the cost of CUPA's programs, as well as the current academic calendar, can be found on the website at:

CUPA Merit Award Fund Funding is available for specific projects related to French culture. Merit awards are granted in the categories of research, travel, and cultural enrichment. Information on CUPA Merit Awards and application materials can be found on our website: CUPA is able to offer financial aid to students, under certain conditions. Please inquire directly with the US office for more details.




Semester and year students should should be undergraduates in good standing at an American college or university, and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. They must have a good command of both written and oral French and have successfully completed the equivalent of at least five semesters of college-level French with a grade of B+ or above. Exceptions to these requirements may be granted to particularly motivated students. Students should carefully consider the challenges involved in taking direct matriculation courses, and are strongly encouraged to study French during the semester prior to the anticipated semester or year abroad. Find eligibilty information for CUPA Summer on

Applications are considered for acceptance as they are received. Because the CUPA Program is selective and accepts a limited number of students, applying early is highly recommended, especially for the spring semester. Late applications will be considered if space allows.

Application Deadlines Applications must be completed and submitted by March 15 for full-year or fall-semester students, October 15 for the spring semester and April 15 for CUPA Summer. Find application materials and more information on deadlines on

Student Visa and Travel Arrangements Upon acceptance, students receive guidelines on how to apply for their visa and how to register with Campus France (the French student visa services). Students must obtain their student visa from a French consulate outside France before their departure and are responsible for understanding the French regulations that apply to them. Non-US citizens must inquire into the visa requirements that apply to their country.

Insurance Students must have medical insurance coverage during their stay in France, proof of which should be sent to the Program prior to or upon arrival in Paris. Personal liability insurance is obligatory in France and is included in CUPA’s program fee.



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Academic Advisory Board Grace Armstrong Eunice Morgan Schenck 1907 Professor, Dep. of French - Bryn Mawr College Scott Carpenter Professor of French - Carleton College Lori Citti Director, Office of Study Abroad Johns Hopkins University Andrew Clark Professor of French and Comparative Literature Fordham University (CUPA Alumnus) Paul de Young Director, International Programs - Reed College

Coordinator for Student Services and Administration Claire Harai Coordinator for Communications and Student Life Silvia Sabino

Giorgio di Mauro Director, Study Abroad - Rutgers University Karen Humphreys Principal Lecturer, Dept. of Language and Culture Studies - Trinity College (CUPA Alumna) Ruth Koizim Senior Lector, Dept. of French - Yale University Camilla Nardozzi Director of Study Abroad - Harvard University

Methodology Coordinator Christelle Taraud

Jason Sanderson Assistant Director, Curriculum Integration and Assessment, Office of Global Education Georgetown University

French Language Center Coordinator Imaad Ali

Matthew Senior Ruberta T. McCandless Professor of French, Department of French and Italian - Oberlin College Marina van Zuylen Professor of French and Comparative Literature; Bard College Bonnie Youngs Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University




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