Courses in Paris Schools
Courses Available in Most Academic Fields
***** List will be updated after Thanksgiving****
Below is a partial record of the wide range of courses taken by Hamilton in France students between 2019-22. Students need to have sufficient proficiency (B1 or B2 depending on the university) and sufficient background in the field for university courses. Some universities require additional placement tests. The director will guide students toward the most appropriate courses (usually one or two per semester).
Prospective students should use the lists as a guideline of the type of courses available, not as a fixed inventory. Final course lists from universities may be available only a few weeks before departure. Some university courses in the lists below rotate from year to year, some may have slightly different names and additional courses will be available.
SN: Sorbonne Nouvelle (formerly Paris 3)
UP: Université de Paris (formerly Paris 7)
SU: Sorbonne Université (formerly Paris 4)
See abbreviations: Hamilton in France courses (organized for HiF students)
HMS: Consortium courses (Hamilton, Middlebury and Smith colleges)
ICP: Institut Catholique de Paris
IEP: Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)
UP1: Université Paris 1 --Panthéon
UP3: Université Paris 3 –Sorbonne Nouvelle
UP6: Université Paris 6 –Pierre et Marie Currie
UP7: Université Paris 7 – Diderot
EPP: Ecole des Psychologues Praticiens and descriptions of Paris Institutes
19th- and 20th- Century French Painting, at Hamilton In France (HiF); Architecture: Private and Public Space (HiF); Writing on Art (UP)**
**École du Louvre: special
Note: Available only to students majoring in art history with good French; special application is required during the summer before departure. Recent courses taken at EL:
Art Nouveau, Christian Architecture, Contemporary French Art, French Painting and Sculpture, History of Photography, Iconography, Islamic Art; Applied Arts: dance, drawing, music, painting, photography, sculpture
Note : Open to students majoring in the arts or with prior for-credit work at the college level.
Dance (African; Ballet; Contemporary etc.) (Centre du Marais); Photography (argentic) I and II; Painting, Drawing (Still life, Watercolor, Figure Drawing, etc.); Instrument (piano, violin, flute, etc.) (Schola Cantorum); Voice (Schola Cantorum)
Cinema, Theater, Music
Introduction to Contemporary Cinema (SN); Aesthetics of the Image (SN); From the Camera’s Eye to the Film’s Skin (SN); History and Analysis of Music in Film (SN); Staging Sexuality in Contemporary Film (SN); Filmic Documentary (UP); Cinema and Society (UP); Aesthetics of the Image (SN); Introduction (SN); Bollywood (SN; Traditional Chinese Theater (SN); Ethnographic Cinema (SN); Theater Workshop (SN); Film and the Senses (SN); European Theater (UP); Methods in Film Analysis (UP)
Fictions of Exile (SN); Women’s Autobiography (SN); Fin de siècle Suicides (SN); The Detective Novel (SN); The Rwanda Genocide (SN); Narratives of Chinese Diaspora (SN); African Oral Literature (SN); Intergenerational Conflicts (SN).
Open only to students who major in English/Literature. Consult director early.
French and Francophone Literature
Colonial Representations (HiF); Utopia and Dystopia (HiF); The Voice of the People in 19th Century literature (SN); Women and Science Literature (HiF); The Artificial Man (SN); Francophone African Literature (SN); Francophone Women’s Novel (SN); Freedom and Colonization in 18th-Century French Literature (SN); Revolution in 19th-Century French Literature; Writing the City in 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature (SN); The Fantastic in 19th Century Poetry and the Short Story (SN); Picturing Paris (SN); Literature, Politics, Philosophy (SN); Ancient Mythology: Jason and the Golden Fleece (SN); The Myth of Pygmalion (SN); Violence in Literature (SN); Historical Novel: The Renaissance (SN); Prostitution in 19th-Century French Literature (SN); Quebec Literature (SN); Various single author seminars (SN): Honoré de Balzac, Emile Zola, Marguerite Duras
Note: Only students who have received college credit and have a minimum of B1/intermediate level in the language can enroll in language courses. The list below represents languages available, not necessarily taken recently.
Arabic (IMA, UP3); Chinese (UP7); German (UP3, UP7); Iranian (UP3); Italian (CCI); Japanese; Latin (ICP, UP3); Romanian (UP3).
Language departments at universities expect students to be fluent in the language, not at the intermediate level.
Intermediate level language may be taken at private institutes, but not all courses are full credit.
Inquire with details early; languages other than French should not be a priority.
Only available to advanced students in philosophy. Inquire early.
Ancient Classical Philosophy (ICP); History of Ancient Greece (ICP); Epistemology of the Cognitive Sciences (ICP); Aristotle (ICP); French Phenomenology (ICP); Science and Ethics: Bioethics (ICP); Dialectic of Marx and Hegel (ICP); Benjamin and Krauss Philosophical Texts (UP)
Some ICP courses are 1/2 credit and some may be combined.
The Secular State (HMS); Introduction to Christianity (ICP); Introduction to Islam (ICP); Islam in France (ICP); Taoism, Hindouism, Confucianism (ICP); African Myths and Symbols (ICP)
Economy of Work (UP); Descriptive Economy (UP); Economy of Social Protection (UP); European Economy (UP); History of Economic Thought (UP); Political Economy (UP); Math for Economics (UP)
Françafrique (HMS); France Europe (HMS); History of Sub-Saharan Africa (UP); Slavery and Slave Society (UP); History of the Middle Ages (UP); 19th-Century European History (UP); 20th-Century European History (UP)
Medieval Muslim World (UP); Origins of Rome (UP); Contemporary Latin American History (UP); History of the Body (UP); History of Sensibilities (UP); European Maritime Domination (ICP); Franco-British Maritime Rivalry in the 18th Century (ICP)
Radio: Theory and Practice (SN); Theory of Communication (SN); Language and Society (SN); Theories and Models of Communication (SN)
Only for students with strong background in the field.
Child Psychology (EPP); Cognitive Psychology (EPP); Introduction to Psychopathology (UP)
Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology
France and Europe (HMS); The European Union (HMS); Françafrique (HMS); Modern Arab Thought (SN); Urban Sociology (UP); Social and Cultural Anthropology (UP); Geography: Urban and Rural Geography (UP); Religion and Politics of the Arab World (SN); Modern Arab Thought (SN)
Institut Catholique may have courses available as well.
Political Issues (ICP); Modernity and Human Rights; History of Political Thought (ICP); Totalitarian Systems (ICP); Political Issues of Globalization (ICP); Introduction to International Relations (ICP); Modernity and Human Rights (ICP); Totalitarian Systems (ICP);Space and Society (ICP);
Math and Science
Research in Biochemistry (SU); Molecular Biology (SU); Integrative Normal and Pathological Histology (SU); Sensory System (SU); Physiology (SU)
Organic Chemistry (SU); Electrochemistry (SU); Physiology of Hormonal and Neuronal Signaling (SU); Sensory System (SU); Spectroscopy and Crystallography (SU)
Statistics and Cartography (UP); Mathematics for the Social Sciences (UP); Math for Economy (UP); Probability and Statistics (UP); Vector Calculus (SU); Prime Number Theory (SU); Algebra (SU); Quadratic Forms and Geometry (SU)