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Summer 2017

UTC Summer 2017 in Paris Study Program

 COURSE OPTIONS  & DESCRIPTIONS

 

COURSE OPTIONS (All are three-credit hour courses taught in English unless noted otherwise below):

 

    NOTE: Consult with your academic advisor to discuss how courses may be used for your major program requirements.

 

ECON 1010: Principles of Macroeconomics (with emphasis on France & the European Union)- 3 credits, taught in English

  • Fulfills General Education Requirement in Behavioral & Social Sciences. 
  • Can be used by COB majors needing to complete ECON 1010 requirement.
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: A basic understanding of money and banking, economic fluctuations, fiscal & monetary policy, and international economics; special emphasis on the American and European central banks and monetary and fiscal policies in the U.S. and France during the 2007-2009 Great Recession.
  • EXCURSIONS MAY INCLUDE: Museums (Monnaie de Paris), Government Institutions (the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development and the French Economic Observatory at Sciences Po), Paris City Markets (Champs-Elysees, Les Halles, African market, Rungis), Stock Exchange (La Bourse/Palais Brongniart).

 

 

ECON 4999: Europe's Financial Crisis and Consequences for the World- 3 credits, taught in English

  • Fulfills upper-level requirements for economics majors and minors.
  • May be used to fulfill COB major's international course requirement
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: Greece, Spain, France, Germany. Will the Euro survive? Where is the financial crisis leading? What will it mean for global and U.S. markets? Could the Eurozone's structure drive a new sovereign debt crisis? Have cheap money and bailouts bought enough time? What about the aftermath of Brexit?
  • EXCURSIONS MAY INCLUDE: Museums (Monnaie de Paris), Government Institutions (the Organization of Economic Cooperation & Development and the French Economic Observatory at Sciences Po), Paris City Markets (Champs-Elysees, Les Halles, African market, Rungis), Stock Exchange (La Bourse/Palais Brongniart).

 

MLNG 1500: World Cinema: Paris Between Dream & Reality- 3 credits, taught in English OR

FREN 3240: French Cinema: Paris Between Dream & Reality- 3 credits, taught in French

  • Fulfills general education requirement in Fine Arts & Humanities
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give you a baisc understanding of French cinema through the study of key figures and movements of the septieme art from the 1960s to the present day; analysis of the art of film as a visual narrative; special emphasis on films set in or about Paris. 
  • EXCURSIONS MAY INCLUDE: Churches (Notre Dame, the Sainte Chappelle and Sacre-Coeur), Museums (the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Musee Rodin and the Cinematheque francaise), Monuments (the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the Grand Mosque), Neighborhoods (Montmartre, Mouffetard, Montorgueil and the Marais).

 

French Culture- 3 credits, May be taken in English or French- placement test prior to departure for those taking it in French.

  • Required class for French majors and minors, possible elective credit for all majors
  • This class has an experiential learning component.

 

French Language- 3 credits, taught in French- placement test prior to departure 

  • Fulfills the general education language requirement of FREN 1010, 1020, 2110, or 2120; advanced students will receive 3000-level electives/requirements in French. Placement test upon registration will determine the appropriate language credit.
  • Prior knowledge of French is not required.
  • This class has an experiential component.

 

Fashion & Luxury Goods Marketing & Luxe a la Francaise- 3 credits, taught in English

  • May be used as elective credit in some business majors
  • COURSE DESCRIPTION: Art, fashion, and the history of the luxury goods industry in the 20th century, with special emphasis on marketing. Study of the fashion & luxury goods market with particular emphasis on iconic French brands such as Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent. Study of specific sectors, including grand couturier, jewelry, and perfume. Key concepts, history, marketing strategies, case studies, customer profile; brand management, product portfolio and pricing, marketing, communications, and advertising techniques.