Courses by Semester



TRINITY-IN-PARIS COURSE OFFERINGS 2014-2015

Courses are subject to a minimum enrollment in order to run.  Changes to course offerings may occur.

*All students must get departmental approval for major and minor credit for courses listed below, regardless of the listed requirements fulfilled for each course .*

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE COURSES

All students must take a French course for the semester at the appropriate level
 
PARI 101: Intensive Elementary French (equivalent to French 101 at Trinity)
Offered fall and spring
1.50 credits, Lecture, Godin
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities, Second Language
 
Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand and speak French. Emphasis will be placed on ability to speak, while continually broadening students' knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, French and Francophone culture and current events. For students who have had some background, this course will emphasize oral practice; consolidate basic grammar skills and ability to read short texts. It will also introduce the ability to write short compositions.  There are four hours of class per week.
 
PARI 102: Intensive Elementary French(equivalent to French 102 at Trinity)
Offered fall and spring
1.50 credits, Lecture, Godin
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities, Second Language
 
Paris 102 is a continuation of Paris 101, designed to help students develop a basic ability to read, write, understand and speak French. French 102 extends and reinforces the basic structures and skills learned in French 101, while continually broadening students' knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, French and Francophone culture and current events. There are four hours of class per week.
 
PARI 201:  Intermediate French (equivalent to French 201)
Offered fall and spring
1.0 credit, Lecture, Godin/Seder
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities
 
Review of basic grammatical concepts and development of fundamental language skills with increasing emphasis on written expression and spoken accuracy, while continually broadening students' knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, French and Francophone culture and current events.
 
PARI 202:  Intermediate French (equivalent to French 202)
Offered fall and spring
1.0 credit, Lecture, Seder
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities
 
Further reinforcement of written and spoken skills, with continuing practice in the use of complex grammatical structures and greater emphasis on the mastery of contemporary usage through extensive class discussion, reading, and writing. There are three hours of class work per week, while continually broadening students' knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, French and Francophone culture and current events.
 
 
PARI 301: French for Advanced Students
Offered fall and spring, equivalent to FREN 241
1.0    credit, Lecture, Godin
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities, French major and minor, pre-requisite for FREN 251 and 252
 
Pre-requisite: FREN 202 or higher.  Development of a high level of proficiency through the reading and analysis of contemporary texts and film in idiomatic French, with considerable emphasis on attainment of grammatical accuracy.
 
PARI 302: French Language and Culture: Paris Theatre Literature & Performance   
Offered Fall and spring
1.0    credit, Lecture, Verpraet
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Humanities, French Studies Minor
 
Students will read and discuss French plays of various periods and attend theatrical performances of the plays they have studied. Students will do additional research and writing at the seminar level. This course counts for major credit in Modern Languages and Theater and fulfills the college’s general distribution requirement in the humanities.
 

 

ELECTIVES - FALL Semester:

(Taught in English unless otherwise indicated)

 PARI 221: Modern European History and Politics
The course is available at the 300 level (Paris 321) for History major credit.
1.0 credit, Lecture, Zagrodzski
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Social Sciences, History 300 major credit (as Paris 321) with permission of the Chair of the Department of History, French Studies minor
 
The purpose of this course is to give a global description of Modern European History toward enabling students to understand contemporary events in Europe and the part the EU plays in regard to the United States. The course will consider the historical sources of the common heritage of the European nations in their concepts of confederation and federation and the tensions created by ideologies such as liberalism, nationalism and socialism that led to divisive world wars and economic depressions. Against this historical backdrop, the course will concentrate on current issues related to the EU: its definition and functioning, the building of its institutions, its economy, and the debates raised by treaties and enlargement.  Students in this course will attend the lectures and go on the site visits and will receive additional instruction and do readings in advanced issues of contemporary European history and politics. Students will write seminar papers and fulfill all of the requirements of advanced course work required by their home departments.  Student taking Paris 321 must be Political Science or History majors.
 
PARI 237: Understanding Contemporary PARIS: Urban and Global Processes
1.0 credit, Lecture, Biotteau
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Urban Studies Major or Minor, French Studies minor, Urban Studies
 
The course aims at providing a general overview of urban sociology; an introduction to core notions such as urban economics, segregation, ethnicity, stratification, crime, urban riots, local social policy, and urban politics.  In addition, the class will systematically compare US and French perspectives on the same issues. Field trips in Paris will be organized to train students to match concepts and theories with everyday experience.
 
PARI 251: Paris through its Art and Architecture. Renaissance to the Belle Epoque
1.0    credit, Lecture, Slavkova
Fulfills following requirements: Global,  Art, 17th/18th /19th Cent. Art History Major, French Studies minor, Urban Studies
 
This course will study the history of the city, investigating urban planning and architectural history from the reign of Henri IV (1594-1610) until la Belle Époque (1900). Classes will combine lectures and walking tours of the city with on site lectures at the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay. Beginning with Henri IV, considered the first urban planner for Paris, the course will move on to the development of the Palace of Versailles. Group visits to the château and gardens will study how the planning of Versailles influenced the urban growth of Paris. After examining the development of the hôtel particulier in the eighteenth century and rococo painting at the Louvre, the course will turn to the nineteenth century with a number of visits to the Impressionist collections at the Musée D’Orsay.  The course will culminate with an analysis of Baron Haussmann's city planning (1854-1870) and its impact for the Belle Époque (1870-1900). In the Spring semester special emphasis will be given to Post Impressionist painters. During the Orientation Period and Program excursions in each semester special study tours to such sites as Chantilly, Vaux le Vicomte, La Roche Guyon and Giverny will be considered class hours requisite for this course.
 
PARI 278: Exotic Fare: Spice Routes, Garden History & the Development of Food Culture in France 1500-1900
1.0 credit, Lecture , Loomis
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Art, Art History Major elective, International Studies major with department approval, Anthropology major with department approval, French Studies minor, History 200 level course
 
This course is an interdisciplinary study that looks in parallel at the history of gardens, imports of new exotic plants and spices, and the evolution of food culture. Students study the history of gardens from the Renaissance until the Belle Époque, taking into consideration how developments in trade, agronomy and aesthetics influenced both popular and elite culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the history of Versailles in the seventeenth century and the simultaneous development of gardening and gastronomy as aesthetic accomplishments. The students will be encouraged to choose term paper topics on exotic imports such as coffee, chocolate or tea that allow them to ask questions about trade, agriculture and ultimately gastronomy. The course includes a practical component in which the students visit markets and chefs in behind-the-scenes restaurant settings. The course includes an elementary introduction to the expertise of cheese and wine, two defining French agricultural industries. This course is acceptable as an elective credit in Art History and fulfills the general distribution requirement in the arts at Trinity College.
 
PARI 289:   Drawing Paris: Carnet de Voyage
1.0    credit , Mariscal
Fulfills following requirements: Art History requirement in Studio Art. Not eligible for Studio Art major or minor credit
 
In this Studio Arts course taught in Paris, students will create a Carnet de Voyage (Travel Journal). They will work with traditional media (pencils, watercolors, pastels) on their journal, following the traditions of nineteenth-century artists. The journal must accompany the students not only in class, but also on their program trips and explorations of the city. Students will begin from observing, first, the structure of the Paris and then their experience living in France. The goal is for students living in a world flooded by computers and digital images to observe and draw, learning from the senses: observing, smelling, touching, hearing, tasting and describing the city of Paris. Special emphasis will be focused on drawing after works of art in museums, especially of sculptures or details of architecture in the streets. Drawing from nature is also encouraged.
 
Following the example of nineteenth-century artists, we will enrich our Carnet de Voyage by experimenting with other medium. In the studio, students will work from their journal to make larger drawings or paintings. They will learn how to use each technique.
 
PARI 299C:   Choir with the Paris Choral Society ( www.parischoralsociety.org)
Practicum: Musical Participation. Open only to students with Choral background
 0.25 units, Independent Study 
 
PARI 308: Paris Migrations, Voluntary or Not
1.0    credit, Lecture, Schott
Fulfills following requirements: Global, English post-1800, English 300-level cultural context, Urban Studies
 
Ever since the 1789 revolution, Paris has been associated with the idea of freedom like no other capital in Europe.  A place of refuge and exile, it has also long been a place for the curious, the adventurous, and the itinerant.
 
The course examines Paris as a destination for migrants, voluntary and involuntary, and studies what authors found (or failed to find) there.  Focusing on the “Lost Generation”, the course also considers the history of Paris as a destination for students, (former) colonial subjects, political exiles, and economic refugees in the nineteenth
 
PARI 325:   French and European Politics
1.0    credit, Lecture, Zagrodzki
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Political Science comparative politics 300-level
 
It is hard to think of a more different country from the USA within the Western Democratic world than France. Centralization vs. federalism, multiparty system vs. bipolar party system, regulated vs. deregulated political campaigns.  Everything seems to distinguish French politics and public policies from their American counterparts.
 
This class will focus on numerous issues related to French political life, using a comparative approach with the United States: political structure, elections, parties, local powers, political sociology, and public opinion.
 
PARI 329: The First World War (1914-1918): A War of a New Kind, a War of Images
1.0    credit, Lecture, Slavkova
Fulfills following requirements: Global, History, Art History, French Studies minor, American Studies
 
On the crossroad of Art History, European history and Visual Culture, the seminar will explore the impact of the First World War on the production of images of all kinds: painting, drawing, sculpture and the relatively new media of photography, graphic design and film. The First World War was a modern war of a new kind, testing new weapons and new strategies but was also the first conflict to fully rely on visual propaganda to justify the casualties and use of chemical weapons, aerial bombardment and attacks on civilian population centers.
 
The seminar will study the images commissioned by the combatant governments or published in the official press to report the conflict and to shape public opinion in comparison to the independent responses to the war by artists who fought as volunteers or who experienced the inhumanity of the war and turned against it. The course will help the students understand the First World War, its impact on modern European history and how it invoked questionable values we still struggle with today including nationalism, gender determination, glamorization, and manipulation. 
 

ELECTIVES - Spring semester:

(Taught in English unless otherwise indicated)

 PARI 209: A Cultural History of Paris through Literature, 1700-1950 
1.0    credit, Lecture, Schott
Fulfills following requirements: Global,  English 200-level cultural context
 
From eighteenth-century coffee houses and literary salons to Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare & Company, Paris has been rich in attractions for aspiring and accomplished writers.  Yet, as much as literature was influenced by the city, the history of Paris has been shaped by authors from all over the globe, and its literary treatment as the City of Lights, metropolis, capital of progress, and lovers refuge continues to determine our conceptions of Paris.
 
This course studies the history of the city and the history of literature in the heyday of French power, from the Enlightenment to the mid-twentieth century.  It pays particular attention to how Parisian authors looked at the city and at how the Parisian experience allowed foreigners – especially Americans – to reconceive of what they left behind.  Key authors include Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Dumas, Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Zola, James, Hemingway, and Baldwin.

PARI 221: Modern European History and Politics
1.0 credit.ecture, Schott
The purpose of this course is to give a global description of Modern European History toward enabling students to understand contemporary events in Europe and the part the EU plays in regard to the United States. The course will consider the historical sources of the common heritage of the European nations in their concepts of confederation and federation and the tensions created by ideologies such as liberalism, nationalism and socialism that led to divisive world wars and economic depressions. Against this historical backdrop, the course will concentrate on current issues related to the EU: its definition and functioning, the building of its institutions, its economy, and the debates raised by treaties and enlargement.  Students in this course will attend the lectures and go on the site visits and will receive additional instruction and do readings in advanced issues of contemporary European history and politics. Students will write seminar papers and fulfill all of the requirements of advanced course work required by their home departments.  Student taking Paris 321 must be Political Science or History majors.

PARI 237: Understanding Contemporary PARIS: Urban and Global Processes
1.0 credit, Lecture, Biotteau

The course aims at providing a general overview of urban sociology; an introduction to core notions such as urban economics, segregation, ethnicity, stratification, crime, urban riots, local social policy, and urban politics.  In addition, the class will systematically compare US and French perspectives on the same issues. Field trips in Paris will be organized to train students to match concepts and theories with everyday experience.

PARI 251: Paris through its Art and Architecture. Renaissance to the Belle Epoque
1.0 credit, Lecture, Slavkova
Fulfills following requirements: Global,  Art, 17th/18th /19th Cent. Art History Major, French Studies minor, Urban Studies
 
This course will study the history of the city, investigating urban planning and architectural history from the reign of Henri IV (1594-1610) until la Belle Époque (1900). Classes will combine lectures and walking tours of the city with on site lectures at the Louvre and Musée D’Orsay. Beginning with Henri IV, considered the first urban planner for Paris, the course will move on to the development of the Palace of Versailles. Group visits to the château and gardens will study how the planning of Versailles influenced the urban growth of Paris. After examining the development of the hôtel particulier in the eighteenth century and rococo painting at the Louvre, the course will turn to the nineteenth century with a number of visits to the Impressionist collections at the Musée D’Orsay.  The course will culminate with an analysis of Baron Haussmann's city planning (1854-1870) and its impact for the Belle Époque (1870-1900). In the Spring semester special emphasis will be given to Post Impressionist painters. During the Orientation Period and Program excursions in each semester special study tours to such sites as Chantilly, Vaux le Vicomte, La Roche Guyon and Giverny will be considered class hours requisite for this course.

PARI 278: Exotic Fare: Spice Routes, Garden History & the Development of Food Culture in France 1500-1900
1.25    credit, Lecture , Shields/Young
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Art, Art History Major elective, International Studies major with department approval, Anthropology major with department approval, French Studies minor, History 200 level course
 
This course is an interdisciplinary study that looks in parallel at the history of gardens, imports of new exotic plants and spices, and the evolution of food culture. Students study the history of gardens from the Renaissance until the Belle Époque, taking into consideration how developments in trade, agronomy and aesthetics influenced both popular and elite culture. Special emphasis will be placed on the history of Versailles in the seventeenth century and the simultaneous development of gardening and gastronomy as aesthetic accomplishments. The students will be encouraged to choose term paper topics on exotic imports such as coffee, chocolate or tea that allow them to ask questions about trade, agriculture and ultimately gastronomy. The course includes a practical component in which the students visit markets and chefs in behind-the-scenes restaurant settings. The course includes an elementary introduction to the expertise of cheese and wine, two defining French agricultural industries. This course is acceptable as an elective credit in Art History and fulfills the general distribution requirement in the arts at Trinity College.
 
PARI 289:   Drawing Paris: Carnet de Voyage
1.0 credit , Mariscal
Fulfills following requirements: Art History requirement in Studio Art. Not eligible for Studio Art major or minor credit
 
In this Studio Arts course taught in Paris, students will create a Carnet de Voyage (Travel Journal). They will work with traditional media (pencils, watercolors, pastels) on their journal, following the traditions of nineteenth-century artists. The journal must accompany the students not only in class, but also on their program trips and explorations of the city. Students will begin from observing, first, the structure of the Paris and then their experience living in France. The goal is for students living in a world flooded by computers and digital images to observe and draw, learning from the senses: observing, smelling, touching, hearing, tasting and describing the city of Paris. Special emphasis will be focused on drawing after works of art in museums, especially of sculptures or details of architecture in the streets. Drawing from nature is also encouraged.
 
Following the example of nineteenth-century artists, we will enrich our Carnet de Voyage by experimenting with other medium. In the studio, students will work from their journal to make larger drawings or paintings. They will learn how to use each technique.
 
PARI 299C:  Choir with the Paris Choral Society (ww.parischoralsociety.org)
Practicum: Musical Participation. Open only to students with Choral background
 0.25 units, Independent Study 
 
PARI 325:   French and European Politics
1.0 credit, Lecture, Zagrodzki
Fulfills following requirements: Global, Political Science comparative politics 300-level
 
It is hard to think of a more different country from the USA within the Western Democratic world than France. Centralization vs. federalism, multiparty system vs. bipolar party system, regulated vs. deregulated political campaigns.  Everything seems to distinguish French politics and public policies from their American counterparts.
 
This class will focus on numerous issues related to French political life, using a comparative approach with the United States: political structure, elections, parties, local powers, political sociology, and public opinion.
 
PARI 329: The First World War (1914-1918): A War of a New Kind, a War of Images
1.0    credit, Lecture, Slavkova
Fulfills following requirements: Global, History, Art History,  American Studies

On the crossroad of Art History, European history and Visual Culture, the seminar will explore the impact of the First World War on the production of images of all kinds: painting, drawing, sculpture and the relatively new media of photography, graphic design and film. The First World War was a modern war of a new kind, testing new weapons and new strategies but was also the first conflict to fully rely on visual propaganda to justify the casualties and use of chemical weapons, aerial bombardment and attacks on civilian population centers.

The seminar will study the images commissioned by the combatant governments or published in the official press to report the conflict and to shape public opinion in comparison to the independent responses to the war by artists who fought as volunteers or who experienced the inhumanity of the war and turned against it. The course will help the students understand the First World War, its impact on modern European history and how it invoked questionable values we still struggle with today including nationalism, gender determination, glamorization, and manipulation.

PARIS 352: Major Figures/Topics in French Art –  Chateaux and Palaces (Spring 2015 ONLY)
1.0    credit, Seminar, Gordon
It is suggested that students enroll in both 352 & 353 as they will share many of the same site visits

This seminar open to all students will explore royal and noble palaces and châteaux with special emphasis on Versailles in the 17th and 18th centuries. We will visit areas normally closed to the public and visit collections and houses which will permit us to reconstruct the ambiance of the interiors and the types of collections and furnishings that originally filled the residences of the kings of France and of his courtiers. Students will investigate daily life at the court and the creations of architects, artists and craftsmen who contributed to the making of the buildings, gardens, fountains and interiors.

PARIS 353: Major Figures/Topics in French Art – The Great French Manufactures of Decorative Arts (Spring 2015 ONLY)
1.0    credit, Seminar/Colloquium, Gordon
It is suggested that students enroll in both 352 & 353 as they will share many of the same site visits

The course will introduce students to the utilitarian arts through site visits to collections, art dealers  who sell great works of decorative art and to the active workshops of artisans at such makers as the Gobelins tapestry factory, the Sèvres porcelain factory and others.

 

 DIRECT ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

 
ICP
http://www.icp.fr/
 
For students who would like to take a course in the social sciences or humanities, courses are offered in English in the following areas:
 
•    International relations
•    Political Science
•    British and American literature
•    History
•    Education
•    History of French Cinema
•    French Literature in Translation
 
French  Immersion Option
Students who are proficient in French (with greater than 2 ½ years of College level French or completed 241) may take 1-2 courses at the ICP in French.  Courses are offered in French in the following areas:
 
•    Education 
•    History
•    International Relations
•    Philosophy
•    Political Science
•    Sociology
•    Humanities
•    Theology
 
Institut de Langue et de Culture Francaises (ILCF)
http://www.icp.fr/ilcf
 
The ILCF is a part of the ICP and is dedicated to non-French students, offering courses in both French and English in the following areas:
 
•    French language
•    French culture
•    History of French Cinema
•    Best of French Literature (French literature survey course)