Study Abroad - Paris Academics

IAU Paris is open to students from beginner/intermediate French through Advanced language levels. Students at the beginner/intermediate levels study at La Sorbonne: Cours de Langue et Civilisation. Students at advanced language levels study at La Sorbonne: Paris IV or L'Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). Along with regular coursework, students participate in cultural activites that enrich their understanding of French language and culture as a part of their regular program.

Course selection
Students select their courses once in Paris with the help of the onsite coordinator. Cours syllabi are often available at the start of the semester, though syllabi from previous semesters are available beforehand. Students should expect to enroll in one French language course and an additional 3-4 elective courses.

La Sorbonne: Paris IV

Paris IV offers a wide range of courses at the Licence 1/2/3/4 levels. These courses, intended for French undergraduates, are taught in French by regular Paris IV professors. Advanced and graduate students may be permitted to enroll in Masters level courses. Study at other branches of the Université de Paris can be arranged for those students with special academic requirements. In this way, students are presented with a rich assortment of options at some of Europe's finest universities.

The courses to which IAU students have access at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne are those offered by the following UFR (Departments): Littérature Française et Comparée, Langue Française, Latin, Grec, Philosophie, Histoire, Géographie, Art et Archéologie, Études Anglaises et Nord-Américaines, Etudes Germaniques, Etudes Ibériques et Latino-Américaines, Etudes Catalanes, Italien et Roumain, Etudes Slaves, Langues Etrangères Appliquées, Etudes Arabes et Orientales, Musique et Musicologie, Sciences Humaines Appliquées, Institut de Recherches sur les Civilisations de l'Occident Moderne. Upon request IAU will provide applicants with more detailed course lists or illustrative course descriptions.

A list of departments (UFRs) at the Sorbonne–Paris IV are to be found at the following site: Liste des UFR et des écoles internes. Or, you may follow the links below to individual Sorbonne–Paris IV programs. At the bottom of each program page, you will find links in red to PDF versions of the department's most recent course offerings.

Anglais | Archéologie et Histoire de l'Art | Culture Antique et Monde Contemporaine | Géographie | Histoire | Lettres Classiques (Latin, Grec, Français) | Lettres Modernes (Littérature française et comparée) | Musique et Musicologie | Philosophie and Sociologie | Sciences du Langage

La Sorbonne: Cours de Langue et Civilisation Françaises

Students primarily interested in beginning or perfecting their study of the French language may attend the Cours de Civilisation, intensive, up to 25-hour-per-week immersion and other courses extending from early October to the end of January in the fall, and from early February to the end of May in the spring. Courses are offered in French language, phonetics, history and culture. Courses are taught in French at a level accessible to beginner and intermediate students.

L'Institut Catholique de Paris

The following are some of the courses in Theology, Philosophy, Teaching, Literature, Economics, and the Social Sciences that have been offered by the Institut Catholique to advanced French students in the past:

Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences
Introduction to the New Testament
Ethnological Approach to African Religions
Introduction to Islam
Islam in France
Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to Hinduism
Chinese Traditions
Symbols, Myths, and Rites in Religion
Atheism in Contemporary Thought
Initiation to Classic Judaism
Jewish People and the Church

Faculty of Philosophy
General Philosophy
Initiation to the Practice of Philosophy
Introduction to Greek Philosophy
The Philosophy of Knowledge
Initiation to Psychoanalysis
Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Moral and Political Philosophy

Institute of Higher Education
Introduction to European Education Systems
Religious Cultures, Wisdom, Modernity, and Education

Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics
General Sociology
Political Economics and Analysis
Political Science
International Relations
Islam and the Political Problems of the Middle East

Faculty of Arts
Study of Literary Sets
Comprehensive Study of Two Works – Course
Comprehensive Study of Two Works – TD