For students who have completed French 202 before the start of the program and have a minimum French GPA of at least 3.0, the University of Arizona offers a six-week total-immersion program in Paris. Courses are taught by members of the UA teaching staff and students earn six units of UA credit. Now over 25 years in operation, the Arizona in Paris Program has been designed to ensure that all aspects of the program —curriculum, housing, excursions and tours— maximize students’ opportunities to make rapid progress in fluency, comprehension and writing, while increasing their understanding and appreciation of France and French culture. The Paris summer program carries 6 units of credit. Depending on the student’s level, several different course combinations are available. A short list of courses is below.
FREN 301: Pronunciation and Conversation. This course focuses on oral communication and is designed to enhance listening comprehension and fluency in French. (Taken with FREN 302.)
FREN 302: Grammar, Usage, and Composition. This course stresses written communication. In addition, conversation and reading are targeted as means to inform writing. (Taken with FREN 301.)
FREN 310: Spoken French in Cultural Context. The primary objective for this course is to cultivate the student’s ability to speak French correctly (with few mistakes) and authentically (intelligible to a Francophone speaker). Various activities—debates, roundtable discussions, role play, dialogues, interviews and Q/A sessions—will engage the participation of each student. (Taken with FREN 320.)
FREN 320: Written French in Cultural Context. This course is designed to give you the opportunity to further develop your ability to communicate in written French and proposes to do so through the extensive and intensive reading and writing of a great variety of French texts. (Taken with FREN 310.)
FREN 425: The cultural history of France surveyed through selected works of literature, art and architecture. Readings and discussions, in conjunction with faculty-guided visits to historical sites in Paris. Offered in Paris program only. Prerequisite: FREN 310-320. (Taken with FREN 457.)
FREN 457: Study of selected film classics, from the origins of the cinema (les freres Lumiere) in 1895 to the 20th century. Draws on the resources of the various Paris cinematheques. Offered in Paris program only. Prerequisite: FREN 310-320. (Taken with FREN 425.)
In addition to classroom instruction, students in all courses participate in faculty-guided visits to historical sites, museums and monuments in Paris, and in the extended excursions.
FACULTY: Prof. Anne-Marie Engels-Brooks email@example.com, accompanied by a Teaching Assistant from the Department of French and Italian