Media, Publicity, and Communication in France

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media, Publicity, and Communication in France

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Communication, French, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies

  • Language Level

    Beginning, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This cycle offers a journey into the history of the media, advertising and communication in France. It allows learners to develop knowledge of cultural history while taking into account contemporary issues.

    Program by session:
    1- introductory remarks; the media of the writing: history of the written press in France and vocabulary of the press

    2- Panorama of the current press, the telephone and the cinema

    3- The media of sound and the image: the cinema (continuation and end) and the radio

    4- The media of sound and image: television

    5- The media of sound and image: television (continuation and end)

    6- Advertising

    7- Advertising (continuation and end)

    8- Political and public communication

    9- Political and public communication (continuation and end)

    10- Summary and revisions

    - know the history of the press, the media of sound and image
    - to understand the current media landscape in France
    - develop a general culture around these themes

    Pedagogical approach
    Interactive conference with many cultural contributions giving an important place to the participation of a non-French speaking audience

    Preferred supports
    During the conference:
    Broadcast videos and illustrations
    Power point support

    After the session:
    Written support distributed at the beginning of the conference that allows students to better organize note taking and revisions

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.