Big Names in Contemporary France

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Big Names in Contemporary France

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French Culture, History

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, Superior

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    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

    Goals
    Immerse students in contemporary France and be able to share current cultural references.
    Identify the personalities that make France today.


    Pedagogical approach
    Deductive and interactive approach from visual and sound supports.


    Preferred 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.

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.

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.