Courses at Arcadia in Paris focus on culture, business, politics and French language. For your semester, you will be taking one core seminar, one French language course, placement based on proficiency, and two electives in business or politics and culture. Academic year students take both semesters of the core course.
Arcadia in Paris also offers graduate level coursework for exceptional students. These courses will still credit as undergraduate coursework, but gives students the opportunity to work with an AGS faculty member to develop an undergraduate research project. Please note that this opportunity is only available for Spring Semester and Academic Year students. For students who are interested in taking graduate coursework, early application and discussion with your program manager are encouraged. By following selected graduate courses, students will earn undergraduate credit for attending graduate classes and completing independent assignments and exams. Students taking a graduate course will take that class along with one of the undergraduate electives listed below.
All students must complete a Preliminary Course Form as part of the application process. When completing this form, you should include the Core Course, a French language course (please note that you will be placed into the appropriate language level on arrival in Paris), and at least four electives (two first choice and two back-up). You should list all courses in order of preference.
AGS - Taken at the American Graduate School in Paris; AF - Taken at Alliance Française
|AGSD SMHP 310||History, Politics and Diplomacy of France and Europe||6||AGS||Fall|
|AGSD SMHP 315||History, Politics, and Diplomacy of the European Union||6||AGS||Spring|
|ALLC FRLN 101||Beginning French I (Alliance Française French A1)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|ALLC FRLN 102||Beginning French II (Alliance Française French A2)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|ALLC FRLN 201||Intermediate French I (Alliance Française French B1)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|ALLC FRLN 202||Intermediate French II (Alliance Française French B2)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|ALLC FRLN 301||Advanced French I (Alliance Française French C1)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|ALLC FRLN 302||Advanced French II (Alliance Française French C2)||4||AF||Spring/Fall|
|AGSD IFMP 300||International Financial Management and Policy||3||AGS||Spring/Fall|
|AGSD IMED 300||International Marketing & Economic Development||3||AGS||Spring/Fall|
|AGSD SMPF 310||Politics in Francophone Africa||3||AGS||Spring|
|AGSD PSCI 350||Current Issues in International Relations||3||AGS||Fall|
|AGSD PSIL 350||International Public Law||3||AGS||Fall|
|AGSD SOCC 360||Clash of Cultures in Paris and France||3||AGS||Spring/Fall|
|AGSD IRIN 410||Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Principles and Management||4||AGS||Spring/Fall|