AIFS Abroad

AIFS Study Abroad in Cannes, France
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
Course Descriptions

   

French Language & Culture Program

Recommended U.S. credits are shown in parentheses. Language credits shown are for Semester (6) and Extended Semester (9) language courses.

All students are required to take French language plus a maximum of 3 seminars for up to 15 credits for the Semester or 18 credits for the Extended Semester.

Students take a French language placement test after arrival in Cannes in order to determine the appropriate course level. We advise students to gain pre-approval for several different levels of French from their university advisors in the U.S. before traveling to France in order to ensure that they are able to receive credit for the course that they test into. Language levels are defined according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and will be listed on your transcript on completion of the program.

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the Campus International de Cannes. A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required for a course to run.

Language Courses (Required)

Course Code and Credits: French 180 (A1.0-A1.3) (9)
Course Title: Elementary French Language/Cours Découverte
Course Description:
Students enrolled in the 100 level French Language courses (9 credits) will receive 6 credits at the 100 level and 3 credits at the 200 level on the transcript issued by Chapman University.
Course Code and Credits: French 280 (A2.1 – B1.1) (9)
Course Title: Intermediate French Language/Cours de Survie
Course Description:
Students enrolled in the 200 level French Language courses (9 credits) will receive 3 credits at the 200 level and 6 credits at the 300 level on the transcript issued by Chapman University.
Course Code and Credits: French 380 (B1.2 – B2.2) (9)
Course Title: Upper Intermediate French Language/Autonome
Course Description:
Students enrolled in the 300 level French Language courses (9 credits) will receive 9 credits at the 300 level on the transcript issued by Chapman University.
Course Code and Credits: French 480 (B2.3 – C2) (9)
Course Title: Advanced French Language/Maîtrise
Course Description:
Students enrolled in the 400 level French Language courses (9 credits) will receive 9 credits at the 400 level on the transcript issued by Chapman University.

Seminars Taught in English

Course Code and Credits: Art 460 (3) 
Course Title: French Art: 19th and 20th Century
Course Description:
Introduces students to the great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries in France, including the Impressionists, the post Impressionists and the Dada and Surrealists many of whom lived in Provence. Students visit some of the great museums in the area including the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence, the Matisse, Picasso or Chagall museums close by.
Course Code and Credits: LEAD 303 (3)
Course Title: Organizational Administration: A European Context
Course Description:
Students will acquire new, crucial knowledge on European and international business strategies and models: monetary policies, social economy, cross-cultural management, lobbying and public decision-making procedures. Course number and title provided by Chapman University. Prerequisite: One course in Principles of Leadership or Principles of Management.
Course Code and Credits: Sociology 308 (3) 
Course Title: French Civilization
Course Description:
This course gives a political and sociological viewpoint on some of the major issues and trends in contemporary French society: politics, immigration, and identity upheaval, France in Europe, education, gender equality, religion and secularism.

Seminars Taught in French

Students wishing to take seminars in French must place into the upper Intermediate level (B1.1) or higher.

Course Code and Credits: French/Theater/Dance 310 (3) 
Course Title: Théâtre: Expression Théâtrale/Acting: Theatrical Expression
Course Description:
Emphasizes rhythm and articulation of the French language employing a different, original “script” written by the professor. Dramatic sketches designed with roles suitable for all participants use expressions and themes drawn from daily life and emphasize the sound of French as it is spoken. 
Course Code and Credits: French/Art 461 (3) 
Course Title: Histoire de l’Art en France au 19ème et 20ème siècles/French Art: 19th and 20th Century 
Course Description:
This course is the same as Art 460, but taught in French. See course above for description.
Course Code and Credits: French/Film/Television 311 (3)
Course Title: Cinéma Français/French Cinema
Course Description:
Students are introduced to film direction techniques (mise en scène) with an overview of the evolution of French cinema, including the Cannes film festival which attracts thousands of actors, directors and producers and camera people from all over the world every year.
Course Code and Credits: French/Political Science 303 (3)
Course Title: La Vie Politique en France/French Political Life
Course Description:
Key dates from the revolution to current day for a better understanding of the French political system. Political institutions of the Fifth Republic, the roles of the president of the republic, the government and parliament, the constitution, administrative functions at various levels of government from national to local and the present political situation.
Course Code and Credits: French/Sociology 309 (3)
Course Title: La Société Française/French Society 
Course Description:
This course is the same as Sociology 308 but taught in French.