Elective Courses

University Programme
  • Summer School students exploring Paris (Photo: Manuel Braun)Summer School students exploring Paris (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. In 2022, elective courses will be offered exclusively on campus and will be only available to students participating in one of the on-campus core courses in June or July.

These classes are an opportunity for students to discover Paris and French culture from an original perspective. Some elective classes include site visits and therefore, are only open to students taking a core course on campus. Students may take one elective class per session.

  • On campus only
  • Course hours : elective courses represent a total of 24 hours per session.
  • How to enroll : students can select their elective course while applying to the core course in either French language or social sciences track or add it after completing their registration to the Summer School. It is not possible to take an elective as a stand-alone class. Admitted students are able to sign up for an elective class when they complete their registration for the Summer School.
  • Tuition fees: 500 € per session (including entrance tickets for visits)
  • Please note, it is not possible to combine an elective course and an online course, even if a student is based in Paris, due to schedule conflicts.

JUNE 2022 SESSION

  • French language classes (only open to students in the social sciences track)

Beginner and intermediate levels are offered during the June session.

  • Paris and War: from History to Memory

Read the course overview for 'Paris and War: from History to Memory" (PDF, 445 KB)

This course intends to address the successive narratives, representations and uses of various conflicts made, in the Parisian area, by individuals, by organized groups, and by people in power since the beginning of the 19th century. Seminars are complemented with field visits and research on the city’s streets and museums.

JULY 2022 SESSION

  • French language classes (only open to students in the social sciences track)

Beginner, intermediate and avanced levels are offered during the July session.

  • The History of France Through Parisian Footprints (full)

This course will offer students an overview of French history since the French Revolution in 1789 up to the present day. Seminars are complemented with field visits and research on the city’s streets and museums.

Read the syllabus for "The History of France Through Parisian Footprints" (PDF, 319 KB).

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