Program in Critical Studies
Academic Year 2007/08
THE CRITICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
The Critical Studies Program provides a multidisciplinary curriculum in theoretical aspects of the arts, humanities, and social sciences for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It is offered in cooperation with the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle) and administered by the Council on International and Educational Exchange (CIEE). The program takes place at the Paris Center for Critical Studies, located on the Boulevard Haussmann on the right bank between the Champs-Elysées and the Opéra.
(see CIEE website on the Paris Center for Critical Studies for information on current academic offerings and other program information, or consult the booklet University of Paris: Critical Studies Program, available in the Campus EAP Offices.
Paris Center for Critical Studies
Campus EAP Offices
Critical Studies Calendar
The program is proceeded by an intensive language program (ILP). During the two semesters, students choose among the eight courses offered at the Paris Center and can enroll in courses at the University of Paris III. Courses at the Paris Center for Critical Studies are designed specifically for the program and most are taught by French university faculty, many of whom are pioneers in film theory and contemporary French thought. All course work is done in French. The program does not have a film production component. Graduate students may also audit classes at the Collège International de Philosophie. Internship opportunities may be available and should be discussed with the Program Director.
Students typically take four or five courses each semester and are required to enroll in a minimum of 18 UC quarter units each semester.