Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Paris, France
- Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||A&S Core: Literature and the Arts, Art History, Engineering/Applied Sci: Humanities/SS, Film|
|Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5||Click here for a definition of this term Preferred GPA Requirement:||2.75|
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Second-semester freshman||Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s):||Film, Art, or Humanities Background Recommended or Demonstrated Interest in Film or the Arts|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Hotel/Hostel||Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), CU Boulder|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||3 Weeks||Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$$|
Spend 3 weeks of your summer studying film and art in Paris!
The program will be offered every other summer (2016, 2018, 2020)
Learn from an expert Program Director: CU Film Professor Suranjan Ganguly
Enjoy film screenings and lectures along with visits to museums and other sites around Paris
Afternoons and weekends are free to explore Paris on your own
The program takes place in Paris, France. Excursions will cover the following sites in and outside the city: the Pompidou Center, Chartres Cathedral, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Cinematheque Francaise. You will also be expected to visit sites in Paris on your own that will be discussed in class such as La Défense and Montmartre.
You will be housed in triples or quad rooms in a hotel centrally located in Paris, which will be close to a major metro stop and to the historic center of Paris. The program hotel is Citadines Bastille-Marais, situated halfway between the Bastille area, one of the liveliest spots in the capital, and the Marais, a historical center of Paris. Each room contains kitchen facilities where students can prepare their own meals. Class lectures and film screenings generally take place in the hotel.
You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to and from France. Those who would like to travel together can discuss this option at the group orientation to be held in early April.
This interdisciplinary course will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to study the relationships between film, culture, and art within the context of French society. The program combines screenings and lectures in English with visits to museums and specific sites in and outside Paris that have historical, cultural, and artistic significance. You will watch full-length feature films (on DVD) that focus on certain aspects of French art and architecture, then visit some of the actual sites that appear on film. You will also study the work of specific artists like Francis Bacon and Pierre-Auguste Renoir in order to understand the relationships between cinema and painting.
The course is divided into three sections:
Films may include:
You are required to take part in all program activities and to complete all academic work. You will take the 3 credit-upper-division course Film 3402 European Film and Culture: Film and the French Aesthetic. Lectures are given both in the classroom and on field trips. All lectures, papers and exams are in English.
Your grade will be based on the following:
Professor Suranjan Ganguly, Film Studies, directs the program. He teaches international cinema and offers Study Abroad classes in Rome and Paris in alternate summers. He is the recipient of the Marinus Smith Teaching Award. He will select program participants, host a pre-program orientation, lead the course while abroad, and act as resident director in France. His email address is Suranjan.Ganguly@colorado.edu
You will have most weekends, afternoons, and evenings off to explore Paris and its environs. The on- site visits will also allow you time to explore these locations on your own.
Ayer Romance Language Scholarship (for students on French or Italian programs who have not previously studied abroad and who are not seniors). Contact: French & Italian Department
Katherine J. Lamont Scholarship (for students studying abroad on a French program for the first time). Contact: French & Italian Department
Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Grants: (up to $2,400/project) for undergraduate research or creative work projects including projects while studying abroad. Application, detailed descriptions, project archive (to get project ideas) are available on the UROP website. Application deadline is EARLY - usually in late February/early March.
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|NOTE: Dates on this page are for information only; final dates will be confirmed with participants after acceptance to the program. Do not purchase airfare until instructed to do so by your Program Manager. The Start Date indicates the day participants arrive at the program location; the End Date indicates the day participants depart from the program location.|
** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.