Discovering Paris (from yesterday to today)

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discovering Paris (from yesterday to today)

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    High Beginning, Low Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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

    1 / General objectives of the course:
    Know the Paris of yesterday and today from different angles: artistic, historical and sociological, to
    through its neighborhoods, monuments, architecture, some works of art and characters

    2 / Teacher's pedagogical approach:
    From short articles, literary extracts, video documents (documentaries or extracts from
    films), reproductions of works of art, songs, we will approach the city of Paris from a point of view
    artistic, historical and sociological.
    The courses will be punctuated by visits according to the themes studied.
    A personal research assignment at home or in class, is required of students before approaching
    a theme.
    Presentations corresponding to a list of themes
    Development of a common class project "my Paris" photo and short text.

    3 / Supports
    All media used in the classroom (booklets, film clips, documentaries, songs, plans, texts,
    photos) are provided by the teacher.
    Provide a ticket for travel. All outings are free.
    4 / Summary bibliographical references
    Claude Cetekk, We built Paris, 1987
    Danielle Chabych, Atlas of Paris: evolution of the urban landscape, Parigramme 2007
    Hazan Eric, L’invention de Paris, Editions du Seuil, 2002.
    Maud Ratton and Jacques Garance, Paris misonnu, Editions Jonglez, 2007.
    Renzo Rossi, A town and its history, Grûnd
    Dominique Lesbros, Secrets and curiosities of the monuments of Paris, Parigramme, 2014.

    5 / Assessment:
    Three production notes:
    Notes 1 and 2: 2 knowledge checks. Dates: 03/31/2021 and 05/19/2021
    Note 3: a work at home
    Note 4: a presentation
    Each note takes into account knowledge and expression in French.
    Attendance at table checks is mandatory to obtain the certificate.

    6 / Attendance, punctuality
    Beyond two absences, the course will not be validated on the certificate.

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.


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