Media, Publicity, and Communication in France
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Area of Study
Communication, French, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Media Studies
Beginning, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
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)
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
Interactive conference with many cultural contributions giving an important place to the participation of a non-French speaking audience
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
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.