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France Courses

Architecture & Design – Kiwana McClung

DSGN 471 (G) – Contemporary Parisian Architecture & its Multicultural Influences

The course will explore the cityscape architecture and landscape of Paris and how it has been influenced by the various cultural groups and Diasporas. The course is targeted for both architectural and non-architectural majors. We will discover the architecture of Paris – its’ art, monuments, cityscape, landscapes and how they have been shaped and influenced by various cultures throughout history. Field trips include the Louvre, the city of Nantes, the Museum of Immigration, the Quai Branly Museum, the Musée de l'Homme and the African market at Chateau Rouge. These spaces will be the focus of the beginning drawing and writing course, which will document the architecture and landscape of the multicultural Paris experience.

DSGN 474 (G) – Topics in French Architecture & Urbanism

Experience a visual and historical investigation of the physical, urban and architectural layers of Paris. This course will explore the impact of the Romans, Medieval Paris, Renaissance Paris, and Haussmans’ 19th Century Paris in relationship to the current city. The course will be based on visits to the Il de Cite’, the Latin Quarter, Renaissance squares, and Haussmans’ linear street designs in 19th Century parks. Tours and lectures will focus on these sites and investigate their historical, architectural and urban influences/backgrounds.

Marketing & Hospitality Management – Geoffrey Stewart

MKTG 425/HMGT 432 – Tourism Promotion

Learn about tourism marketing while experiencing the sites of Paris and France. The classroom will be sites and attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee d'Orsay, Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Coeur and Montmarte, hotels, restaurants, cafés, and much more. Prereq: Consent of instructor (all majors) & business majors must have completed MKTG 345 with a minimum grade of C. [Pre-req: Upper Division and business majors must have completed MKTG 345 with a minimum grade of C. (Students are encouraged, but not limited, to enroll in two courses taught by the same instructor. This will allow students to maximize their learning experience and prevent students from having conflicting class schedules.)]

MKTG 425/HMGT 407– Event Marketing & Management

Go behind the scenes of events that shine in the City of Lights? The classroom will be great venues like opera houses, museums, galleries, couture houses, sporting arenas, and convention halls. While in Paris, we will visit venues and/or attend entertainment and corporate events to discover the strategies that help create memorable experiences for their respective audiences.

Mandated for ALL Participants
Humanities 300: French Language & Culture

This course will explore the culture, sites and sounds of Paris. There is no need to list this course as an option because ALL participants will automatically be scheduled to take this course.