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Courses - January Term 2022

Choose one course from either the Institut de Langue et de Culture Franšaises (ILCF) or the Cours de Civilisation Franšaise de la Sorbonne (CCFS).

Institut de Langue et de Culture Franšaises (ILCF)

ILCF is a department of the Catholic University of Paris, a highly respected private university approved and recognized by the French Ministry of Education. Re-founded in 1948, ILCF is an establishment of intellectual and research excellence. It welcomes 2,500 students every year from all over the world who want to learn French and take courses to become acquainted with French culture and civilization in a French environment. The J-term program offers an art history course in architecture taught in English.

Art History 308 (3) | Paris: World Capital of Arts and Architecture

With a focus on modernity and through visits to significant sites in the city, students learn to classify architectural function and style. Through discussion of social and economic conditions in which various buildings were constructed, students acquire an understanding of the historic conditions that defined the changing Parisian landscape in the 17th to 20th centuries.

Cours de Civilisation Franšaise de la Sorbonne (CCFS)

The prestige of the Sorbonne is matched by few educational institutions. A centralized institution from its foundation until 1968, the Sorbonne is now one of the dozen or so independent units of the University of Paris. Dating back to 1919, the Cours de Civilisation Franšaise de la Sorbonne has the status of a private institution for the teaching of French as a foreign language and courses about French culture and civilization. The J-term program offers a fine art course in French fashion taught in English.

Fine Arts 307 (3) | Fashion in France 18th-21st Century

The links between fashion and artistic, cultural, social and political contexts across French history are explored. The lasting dominance of Paris in the world of fashion is examined. Students will be able to appreciate how fashion and accessories have been used to express all types of identities. Students will visit different exhibitions and museums. Entrance fees may apply.

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