France: Revolutions in Paris
Experience French political theory and history this summer in Paris - one of the most captivating cities of the world!
Examine differences between French, European and American politics firsthand. You will visit many of the important sites of revolutionary activity including Versailles, a key figure in the 1789 revolution. Other sites visited include the cemetery Pére Lachaise where many of the communards from the Paris Commune were executed, as well as the Montparnasse cemetery where Sartre and Beauvoir are buried.
Take advantage of the many museums offering artistic representations of the themes of the course include the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and the Pompidou Center. Learn about the Napoleonic period, the Napoleonic Code, and the role of colonial soldiers in WWI and WWII through a visit to the military museum, Les Invalides. You will also examine the roles of the aristocracy and the concept of class.
Your summer in Paris would be incomplete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, an important symbol of transformations in architecture, the rise of steel an industrial material, and modernity.
Hear the benefits of this program from previous participants:
"I was never a person who really wanted to study abroad, but when this opportunity arose, I took a chance and it has been one of the best decisions of my life. This month in Paris will stick with me forever."
"Not one of us is leaving Paris unchanged. The program has re-inspired and reinvigorated me on creative and professional levels."
"What I've learned on this program may have been the most influential experience toward my larger vision and goals yet. Despite how powerful Paris itself was, it was through our conversations and our time in the classroom that the program truly unfolded into the experience it was."
"This was a wonderful opportunity to study and learn about French politics and culture. I enjoyed every last bit."
Application Deadline - extended to February 15, 2019
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Courses and credits
Undergraduate students with earn a total of 6 credits by selecting 2 courses from the list below:
- POLS 4720 Resistance, Reform and Revolutions (3 credits)
- POLS 4390 Government and Politics of France (3 credits)
- POLS 4933 Directed Research in Political Theory (3 credits)
POLS courses counts toward Political Science, War and Peace, Francophone Studies, and Francophone Studies programs.
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