All courses offered at NYU Paris, including literature, cinema, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, and art history classes, concentrate on France and its place in the wider world.
Courses make ample use of the city's resources, exposing students to the rich and complex history that has rendered Paris a world-class city, as well as to contemporary trends in politics and the arts.
The program provides students just starting to learn French the tools to develop their proficiency in the language at a rapid pace, and to establish a firm understanding of French history and society. Students who arrive at NYU Paris with past French instruction will take the next steps towards fluency by perfecting their skills through daily use of their French both within and outside of the classroom. All students are able to take full advantage of their time in Paris by supplementing their work at the NYU center with additional courses at the University of Paris, allowing for rigorous academic study and a reqarding immersion experience.
Program I is designed for students with little or no knowledge of either French language or culture. Students usually take four courses per semester. All courses, with the exception of language courses, are conducted in English. All students are required to take an appropriate French language course to complement their course work in English. Program I students who are enrolled in Conversation & Composition (the most advanced level French course within Program I) may take a course taught in French from Program II after a consulation in Paris with an advisor. In addition, Program I students may take up to two courses taught in English in the Departments of Anglo-American Studies at the Universities of Paris III, VII and X. NYU in Paris courses in Program I include such offerings as Impressionism to Post-Impressionism, Urban Ethnography, Expressive Cultures: Film, French Revolution & Napoleon, France and the European Union, France and Islam, and French and Expatriate Literature.
Program II is designed for students with one or more courses beyond intermediate French language and culture. All Program II courses and assignments, including oral and written reports, examinations, and research papers, are in French. In addition to content courses, all students in Program II are required to take an appropriate level French course. Only under special circumstances and with approval from an academic advisor in Paris may a student in Program II take a Program I course.
In addition to courses at the NYU center, advanced students in Program II have the option of enrolling in one or more courses offered in the French university system (Paris I, III, VII, X) and other specialized schools (Institut d'Études Politiques). Students enrolled in the French university system attend classes with native speakers of French. Advanced students in Program II may take one course in the French university system and the rest of their courses at the NYU center. All students enrolled in the French university system also participate in tutorials with instructors from NYU in Paris.
Students interested in enriching their immersion experience in Paris should strongly consider taking a course, in either English or French, at one of the University of Paris/Sorbonne campuses with which NYU has a partnership agreement. These include the University of Paris I, III, VII, & X, and at the Institut d’Études Politiques, also known as Sciences Po.
Courses are offered in a variety of disciplines and allow students an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience of French university life and to meet French and other international students outside of NYU.
Courses are available in English or French. Courses in French are only available to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Written Contemporary French.
NYU Paris students who choose to study at the University of Paris or Sciences Po typically enroll in one course, or occasionally two. Students receive regular NYU credit for these courses. Any student interested in taking more than one course outside of NYU Paris must receive special permission. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enrolling in a French university course requires that you follow a few additional steps prior to your arrival at NYU Paris. For instructions, go to the Courses webpage. Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
NYU Paris's new state of the art academic center is now located in the Latin Quarter, the thriving historic and intellectual heart of Paris. Students will have the opportunity to benefit from the numerous cultural, artistic, and academic institutions of this wonderful neighborhood, as well as to get to know the city through faculty-led visits and walking tours. There you will take classes, attend lectures, and study in the library.