Discovering French Culture

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discovering French Culture

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French Culture

  • Language Level

    Beginning

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    General objectives of the course:
    Discover and understand the essential elements of the culture and civilization of France.

    Pedagogical approach of the teacher:
    Sequences presenting different aspects of France both geographically and historically (history, history of art ....), The habits and customs of our country, its political and social life, Paris, the media etc ... ..
    This is essentially to allow beginner students to discover France and the French today, giving them some keys of their history.
    The oral interaction will be favored on the subjects treated always leading to compare our culture to theirs.

    Supports:
    Illustrated handouts that allow interaction with a minimum of metalanguage. These documents are prepared by the teacher and aim to put the student in confidence, leaving plenty of room for interculturality.


    Evaluation:
    A final exam, scored out of 20 in the form of multiple choice questions.

    Attendance:
    10 sessions of 1h30 each.

    A final exam session.

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.