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Skidmore in Paris

Skidmore in Paris: Arts & Business

The Arts & Business program, only offered in the spring semester, is the newest program track of Skidmore's long-standing program in Paris. The program provides students with little or no previous French language study to learn French in Paris and take courses taught in English.

Courses & Credits

Students studying on the Arts & Business program will enroll 15-17 credits at the Skidmore Center in Paris and/or at a variety of institutions throughout Paris. Each student is required to take a French language course and at least one additional course taught at the Skidmore Center. All courses are taught in English except for the French language course.

Coursework taken in Paris is reported on a Skidmore transcript, and grades will be computed into the Skidmore GPA. Maturity-level credits taken in Paris may count toward Skidmore's maturity-level requirements with departmental approval. Visiting students should check with their home campuses for information on credit transfer.

Arts & Business Course Guide

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Each semester, the Skidmore Center will provide 2-3 courses just for students on the program. Skidmore Center courses are only for students on the program and are taught by French or international faculty. Courses offered at the Skidmore Center are taught in English, except for French language courses.

Skidmore also partners other academic institutions in Paris to offer additional courses taught in English for students. Course options outside of the Skidmore Center are limited to studio art (painting, drawing, and photography), art history, business, economics, and contemporary French studies. Program participants have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the following institutions:

Below is a guide on which partner institutions work best for certain majors/minors found at Skidmore.

Majors/Minors

Courses available at

 Art History

 Skidmore Center, Studio Vermès

 Art (Studio)

 Académie de Port Royal, Studio Vermès

 Dance

 Centre de Danse du Marais, additional dance studio may be available

 Economics

 American Business School

 English   

 Skidmore Center

 French Language

 Skidmore Center 

 French Studies

 Skidmore Center, ILCF

 Management & Business

 American Business School


Actual course offerings available outside the center will vary each semester depending on what is available through the local universities and students' academic needs. On occasion, some of the French universities may offer a limited number of courses taught in English in other disciplines (to be determined upon arrival). The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris.

Sample Course Descriptions

Click here for Skidmore Center course descriptions.

Below you will find an historical sampling of course descriptions for courses that have been taken by previous program participants, sorted by subject area. Included in each description is the name of the institution in Paris at which the course was taught. All courses are taught in English unless otherwise indicated. Even though courses may appear with Skidmore course numbers, these approvals are not guaranteed for future students without departmental approval.

The courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester in Paris. Actual course offerings available outside the center will vary each semester. The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris.

 

NOTE: The courses outlined through the links above are an historical sampling of translated course descriptions for courses that have been taken by previous program participants. Students may only enroll in courses for which they meet the prerequisites. Please note that not all courses are available every semester. The exact list of courses available at outside institutions will NOT be available until after arrival in Paris. Students are required to get Skidmore departmental approval for each course taken in Paris.

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