Academic Year 2 2018: Institut Catholique - French Language & Liberal Arts

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Course list Academic Year 2 2018: Institut Catholique - French Language & Liberal Arts

Academic Year 2 2018: Institut Catholique - French Language & Liberal Arts (September 16, 2018 - May 30, 2019)
Catalog Code: VPRY1218

Classmates are international and American students, and courses are taught by host university faculty. 

All students take a two-part French language placement exam: one portion before departure and the other upon arrival in Paris. The exam will indicate the student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.

  • Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1), Beginning (A1-2),
  • Students who place into the True Beginning (A1-1), Beginning (A1-2), High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) levels are required to take a French language course.
  • Students placing into the True Beginning (A1-1) or Beginning (A1-2) levels can take one English class in addition to French language per semester.
  • Students placing into the High Beginning (A2-1) or Low Intermediate (A2-2) can take up to 3 French civilization courses or 2 English courses in addition to French language per semester.

 

Scheduling: Culture & Civilization courses are typically in the afternoon, and French language courses are in the morning. To avoid course scheduling conflicts, it is recommended that students take a combination of French language and culture courses.

  • Please Note: courses are subject to change. Course syllabi available upon request.
Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of:

True Beginning (A1-1): 0 Semesters/0-2 Quarters
Beginning (A1-2): 0-2 Semesters/0-3 Quarters
High Beginning (A2-1): 1-2 Semesters/2-3 Quarters
Low Intermediate (A2-2): 2-3 Semesters/3-5 Quarters
Intermediate (B1-1): 3-5 Semesters/5-8 Quarters
High Intermediate (B1-2): 3-6 Semesters/5-9 Quarters
Advanced (B2-1): 4-7 Semesters/6-11 Quarters
High Advanced (B2-2): 5-8 Semesters/8-12 Quarters
Superior (C1): 6+ Semesters/9+ Quarters
*Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.

 

Veritas Course(s)

Participation in both Veritas courses is required in order to enhance the Veritas experience.

Renaissance & Reformation Europe (1 semester)

A study of the Renaissance and the Reformation, including such leaders as Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and Knox.

International Missions/Service Learning Practicum (1-3 credits, both semesters)

The practicum will enrich the program and mission experience through reflection assignments, research, and journaling. Participation is required in order to enhance the mission experience. Students will receive one credit upon completing the assignments and service participation. Students may elect to submit a log of hours for up to two additional credits. (Download syllabus here)

 

Courses available at The Insititut Catholique de Paris

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Advanced
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced \ Superior
Art in France from the Enlightenment to the Realist Scandal
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced
France: How Does it Work?
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced
French Art from the Renaissance to Enlightenment
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced \ High Advanced
Overview of French Cinema

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Advanced
French Language: B2-1 (Advanced)
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Beginning
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
A Year in France

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
180 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning
French Language: A1-2 (Beginning)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
French Phonetics 2
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ High Beginning \ Low Intermediate \ Intermediate \ High Intermediate \ Advanced \ High Advanced
Spoken French
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Beginning \ High Beginning \ Low Intermediate \ Intermediate \ High Intermediate \ Advanced
Written French
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High Advanced
Courses:

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced
French Language: B2-2 (High Advanced)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Advanced \ Superior
French Phonetics 4
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High Beginning
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
Culture and Gastronomy
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
Discovering Paris (from yesterday to today)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
History of France: From Fran├žois I to Fran├žois Hollande
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
How to Live in France
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
Overview of French History from the 16th to 21st Centuries
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
Paris, a Capital in History
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning \ Low Intermediate
Paris Cinema

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
135 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Beginning
French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)
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High Intermediate
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate \ Advanced \ High Advanced
Current Socio-economic Issues in France
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate \ Advanced \ High Advanced
Influential People in French History

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
French Language: B1-2 (High Intermediate)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate
Speaking Skills through Theatrical Techniques
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: High Intermediate \ High Advanced
Synthesis Writing and Argumentation
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Intermediate
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Cinema: The French Touch
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
French Fashion and Style
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
French Painting from Neo-Classicism to Neo-Impressionism
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
French Society through the News
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
History of France: from the Revolution to the First World War
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
History of Paris in Photos
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Overview of Literature and Ideas in France: 19th to 20th Centuries
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate \ Advanced \ High Advanced
Press and Media in France

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate
French Language: B1-1 (Intermediate)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate \ Advanced
French Phonetics 3
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Professional Communication
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Low Intermediate
Courses:

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Low Intermediate \ Intermediate \ High Intermediate
Tourism and Gastronomy

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
135 Contact Hours
Language Level: Low Intermediate
French Language: A2-2 (Low Intermediate)
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Superior
Courses:

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
90 Contact Hours
Language Level: Superior
French Language: C1 (Superior)
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Taught In English
Courses:

Courses in English

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Architecture in a Changing World: 1789-1914
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Fashion in France 18th - 21st Century
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Intercultural Skills Development
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
The European Union Today

Culture and Civilization (taught in French)

Courses:
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: Taught in English
Introduction of French Literature
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True Beginning
Courses:

French Language (taught in French)

Courses:
180 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
French Language: A1-1 (True Beginning)
45 Contact Hours
Language Level: True Beginning
French Phonetics 1

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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