Sarah Lawrence has partnerships with a number of French universities and institutions. All classes at these institutions are available to SLC students, provided that they have the required linguistic level and appropriate academic background.
At Paris 4, the former Sorbonne, students can choose from courses in art history and archeology, literature, philosophy, history and sociology.
Students who specialize in the social sciences and who wish to undertake intensive study in Paris may consider applying to one of our intensive programs in the social sciences.
All classes are conducted exclusively in French.
Examples of Courses Offered at French Institutions
The following provides a small selection of courses offered at French institutions. Actual course offerings vary from year to year. Students may consult a list of available courses during the orientation periods. All courses carry 4 credits per semester. They are accompanied by weekly hour-long conference sessions, generally on a one-to-one basis.
|Paris 4||Art History||Archeology and Art History of the Ancient Middle East||Painting in France, from David to Courbet|
|History||Revolutions in Europe (1815-1914)||Baroque Europe: Religion and Culture|
|Literature||French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries||Francophone Literature|
|Music and Musicology||Evaluation of Musical Language||History of Music|
|Philosophy||Nothingness||The Scientific Method|
|Paris 7||Arts||History and Theory of the Visual Arts||Text and Image: Writings on Art|
|Economics||History of Economics||Sociology of Labor|
|Film||Hollywood and Italian Cinema||Film Analysis: Wandering Figures|
|History||France and Europe in the Modern Era||World History: Sub-Saharan Africa|
|Literature||Fantasy Writing||Literature and Psychoanalysis|
|Theater||History of Production||Jazz and Theater|
|Institut Catholique||Economics||Analyzing the World Economy||History of Economic Thought|
|Philosophy||Introduction to the Philosophy of Knowledge||French Phenomenology|
|Religion||Introduction to Judaism||An Ethnological Approach to African Religions|
|Institut d’Etudes Politiques||Economics||International Commerce and Globalization||The Global Wine Market: French Companies in an Evolving World Market|
|European Studies||History of Political Ideas||New European Democracies: Towards a Common Political Model?|
|International Relations||Introduction to the Contemporary Arab World: Ideas, Systems and Political Actors||International Realities|
|Sociology||French Prisons and Foreign Prisons||Religion and Society|