Choose your Paris course!

Centenary in Paris preferences will be available in Spring 2023 as part of the Housing and Travel form (more details to come)!

Beliefs and Values

Confirmed for 2023!

Start your college experience as an enquirer!

Engage in personal and deep discussions about the most important questions arising from philosophy, religion, ethics, and politics. In Paris, you'll visit various religious sites, read about French and American existentialists, and carefully examine how different people answer questions about work, death, love, and suffering. Learn more about who you are, and finish with a stronger sense of your beliefs and values as well as the skills and community support needed to thrive in your diverse world.

Faculty: Dr. Chris Ciocchetti
Residence Hall: Sexton Hall
Credit Hours: 2 and 4 hour options available

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Food and Culture

Confirmed for 2023!

Explore the connection between what we eat, how we eat, and who we are.

 

Compare French and American food cultures and their cultural intersections in America’s southern francophone region. You'll examine how food shapes society, culture, and identity as you join lively discussions about contemporary political, social, and cultural conversations around food and eating!

Best suited for those without significant dietary limitations.

Faculty: Dr. Katherine Brandl and Dr. Michelle Glaros
Residence Hall: James Hall
Credit Hours: 2 and 4 hour options available

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Great Events in STEM: Science and Mathematics in Paris

Confirmed for 2023!

Study landmark achievements of practitioners in science, mathematics, and engineering who lived and worked in Paris across the centuries.

Visiting some unexpected places -- hidden in churches, parks, museums, and cemeteries -- you'll use the ideas and achievements of great men and women of science as starting points to talk about their role in the history of scientific thought. Explore how these “revolutions” in science are reflected in other areas such as art and politics.


Faculty:
Dr. Kathrine Weeks and Dr. Thomas Ticich
Residence Hall: James Hall
Credit Hours: 4 hours

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Historical Scenes in Paris

Confirmed for 2023!

Why do humans establish cities? How did cities develop in modern western Europe and spread to the New World?

Learn how the people of Paris have experienced their city from roughly 1600 to the present. History shows us that while people do not always share values or experiences, we still are often interdependent. Your challenge in this class is to expand your understanding of the experiences of others and promote respectful engagement.

Faculty: Dr. Chad Fulwider
Residence Hall: Cline Hall
Credit Hours: 4 hours

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Let Us Entertain You

Confirmed for 2023!

Explore concepts of perception (aesthetics) with your peers and learn how various art forms apply these notions to popular entertainment.

You'll examine French culture, including vaudeville and burlesque traditions, and consider how those have influenced American entertainment and music. As a bonus, your skills will expand in map-reading, cultural research, and planning sight-seeing adventures as you immerse yourself in modern French music, musical theatre, and film.

Faculty:
Dr. Cory Wikan and Dr. Janani Sridhar
Residence Hall: Cline Hall
Credit Hours: 2 hours

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Paris Noir 

Confirmed for 2023!

Why did African Americans flock to Paris in droves between 1750-1960?

Follow in the footsteps of the countless African-Americans who sought refuge in Paris because their own country did not share or value their experiences and denied them the very human dignity and opportunity they found so abundantly in France. Appreciate the common ground we share so that we can all build relationships and mindful dialogue with the broader world.

Faculty: Dr. Andia Augustin-Billy and Dr. Dana Kress
Residence Hall: James Hall
Credit Hours: 4 hours

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Sports, Activism, and Wellness

Confirmed for 2023!

How does French and American culture differ in their concepts of wellness?

Looking at the history of sport in America and France, we will examine the history of exclusion and segregation in sport, with a focus on several cultural change moments throughout history, including the civil rights movement. What roles have American and French Black athletes played throughout history and how did they break barriers?  What constitutes athlete activism? How will you incorporate healthy behaviors into college life and beyond? 

Faculty: Dr. Anna Leal
Residence Hall: Cline Hall
Credit Hours: 4 hours

 

Writing Paris, Writing Home

Confirmed for 2023!

Look outside the box... and outside the book! Take a snapshot of You.

 

Using both your past experiences of home (memory) and the present experience of living in Paris for several days (walking the city, eating the food, absorbing the history, art, and general beauty of the world's most exciting city), you'll create a unique portfolio of short pieces to chronicle your thinking about "home" and "travel" and what each means to you. Along with your fellow travelers, you'll practice some basic techniques of creativity and of collective constructive critique as well as learn to use your senses in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch of Paris.

Faculty: Dr. Jefferson Hendricks and Dr. Matthew Blasi
Residence Hall: Cline Hall
Credit Hours: 4 hours

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Contact Info

Anne-Marie Bruner-Tracey

Assistant Dean for Global Engagement

Magale Library 208

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