Arcadia in Paris Courses

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.

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school - this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. It is recommended that you secure approval from your home school for at least six courses per semester prior to completing the Preliminary Course Form.
  • The Alliance Française offers French language courses at all levels, from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Preliminary Course Form

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.

Course Key

AGS - Taken at the American Graduate School in Paris; AF - Taken at Alliance Française

Core Course

Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
AGSD SMHP 310 History, Politics and Diplomacy of France and Europe 6 AGS Fall PDF
AGSD SMHP 315 History, Politics, and Diplomacy of the European Union 6 AGS Spring PDF

French Language

Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
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  


Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
AGSD IFMP 300 International Financial Management and Policy 3 AGS Spring/Fall PDF
AGSD IMED 300 International Marketing & Economic Development 3 AGS Spring/Fall PDF
Political Science
Course IDTitleCreditsSchoolTermSyllabus
AGSD SMPF 310 Politics in Francophone Africa 3  AGS Spring PDF
AGSD PSCI 350 Current Issues in International Relations 3 AGS Fall  
AGSD PSIL 350 International Public Law 3 AGS Fall PDF
AGSD SOCC 360 Clash of Cultures in Paris and France 3 AGS  Spring/Fall PDF
AGSD IRIN 410 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): Principles and Management 4 AGS Spring/Fall PDF