Elective Courses

University Programme
  • 2016 History of France students explore Montmartre (photo: Manuel Braun)2016 History of France students explore Montmartre (photo: Manuel Braun)

In addition to their core studies in the social sciences or French language track, all students may take an optional elective course.  These classes are an opportunity for students to delve more deeply into a subject of interest, or to explore a new topic.  Students may take one elective class per session.

  • Course hours: elective courses represent a total of 20-24 hours per session, depending on the course.
  • Credit: one elective class is worth 2 ECTS.
  • How to enroll: elective courses are only open to students who have been admitted to a core course in the French language or social sciences track; it is not possible take an elective as a stand-alone class.  Admitted students may sign up for an elective class when they complete their registration for the Summer School.
  • Tuition fees: 500 € per session.

In 2017, the following elective courses are offered:

June 2017 session

Download the June 2017 session calendar (PDF, 119 Ko).

July 2017 session

Download the July 2017 session calendar (PDF, 119 Ko).

Please note that tuition fees for courses at the Summer School are non-refundable. A student who stops attending class is considered to have failed the course, and his or her final transcript will reflect this grade. For elective classes exclusively, students may request to drop the class by submitting their withdrawal request and motivations to the Summer School team no later than the day of the second class. The academic team will study the student's request to drop the class and, if it is granted, the class will be removed from the final transcript.