Paris, France

Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises

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The Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises (ICLF) is a department of the Catholic University of Paris, a place of intellectual and research tradition in the heart of Paris near the students’ Latin Quarter, the existentialists’ Saint-Germain-des-Pré (Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir) and the painters’ Montparnasse (Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall).

The Catholic University of Paris is an academic complex housing facilities and higher education establishments of professional training in three areas: Literature, Languages and Social Science; Science and Engineering; Theology and Religious Sciences






Program Details

Program Price: Per Semester - $7,818

The SWS program price covers the cost of standard tuition and registration fees at your host institution.
Tuition includes 15 credits from the below courses for a semester long program.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a High School Graduate by Start of Course
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate
Application Requirements: Unofficial Transcripts
$65 Non-Refundable Application Fee
Completed Application

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**Prices and Courses are subject to change, please contact SWS staff for the most up-to-date information.

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Course Schedule

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Course Contact Hours Credit Language
ARTS      
Discovering Arts 48 3 French
From 16th to 20th century: Literature, Painting, Music 48 3 French
Art in France from Renaissance to Impressionism 48 3 French
Art and architecture in France from the Middle ages to Enlightenment 48 3 French
Art adventures in the 20th century 48 3 French
France through its Heritage 48 3 French
Paris,  a capital of art and history 48 3 French
Origins of the 20th century art 48 3 French
Great figures of 20th century art 48 3 French
Contemporary French cinema 48 3 French
Preparation to the Ecole du Louvre 96 6 French
CINEMA      
Paris Cinema 48 3 French
French documentary cinema 48 3 French
French contemporary cinema 48 3 French
The Nouvelle Vague 48 3 French
CULTURE AND SOCIETY      
Current events in France 48 3 French
Culture and religion in France 48 3 French
France through songs 48 3 French
Exploring Paris 48 3 French
French-speaking world 48 3 French
The media in France: Europe past and present 48 3 French
France, how does it work? 48 3 French
French Politics 48 3 French
Fashion and design 48 3 French
Cultural route: A Prospect 48 3 French
Cultural route: Convergences 48 3 French
HISTORY      
Introduction to History of France 48 3 French
L'Europe d'heir et d'aujourd'hui 48 3 French
Europe Yesterday and today 48 3 French
Main periods of the History of France from the 13th to 19th Century 48 3 French
History of France and French people in the 20th Century 48 3 French
LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY      
Overview of literature and ideas in France (16-18th Centuries) 48 3 French
Overview of literature and ideas in France (19th-20th Centuries) 48 3 French
Contemporary French Literature 48 3 French
Structure of literary texts 48 3 French
SPECIALIZED FRENCH   3  
General Language 45 to 300 3 to 30 French
Elementary French to Intermediate French     French
Written French 48 or 96 3 or 6 French
Oral French 48 3 French
Oral and Theater 48 3 French
Oral and Photo 48 3 French
Phonetics 48 3 French
Business French:      
Preparation to DFD A2 and DFP B1 48 3 French
DFR B1- French for tourism 48 3 French
Professional Communication 1 48 3 French
Intermediate 2 to Advanced 1      
Written French 48 or 96 3 or 6 French
Synthetic writing and argumentation 48 3 French
Translation English-French 48 3 French
Written French for Theology 48 3 French
Oral French 48 3 French
Phonetics 48 3 French
Business French:      
DFP B1- French for tourism 48 3 French
Professional Communication 2 48 3 French
Socio-economic issues in France today 48 3 French
Upper level Intermediate      
Written French 48 or 96 3 or 6 French
Synthetic writing and argumentation 48 3 French
Oral French 48 3 French
Oral French today 48 3 French
Oral French through cinema 48 3 French
Synthetic speaking and argumentation 48 3 French
Professional Communication 48 3 French

**Please contact SWS staff for course description information.