Big Names in Contemporary France
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Area of Study
French Culture, History
High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
Summary: This series of lectures aims to offer students a non-exhaustive overview of the people who make the news, these unavoidable faces of contemporary France who are too often unknown to the foreign public and who nevertheless participate in the radiation of the national culture.
Program per session:
1- The big names of music
2- The big names of politics
3- The big names of cinema
4- The big names in literature
5- The big names of humor
6- The big names of sport
7- The big names in fashion
8- The big names of the arts
9- The big names of television
10- The big names of sciences
Immerse students in contemporary France and be able to share current cultural references.
Identify the personalities that make France today.
Deductive and interactive approach from visual and sound supports.
During the conference: Powerpoint and use of photos, sounds, and video clips.
After the session: Summary of the elements of the conference accessible via a website specifically designed for students.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.