Understanding Your Program Curriculum

In your acceptance email you may have noticed that you were accepted to a specific curriculum (ex: General, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Studio Art, etc.) and you might be wondering what that means?

Basically, that’s the area of interest that you selected on your application and it helps us with our planning purposes. While in most cases there isn’t a specific “curriculum” per se, we do expect that given your indicated interest, you will register for at least one course in that concentration.

For example, if you chose General Curriculum, we anticipate you will take a variety of courses across subjects.  However, if say, you chose the Environmental Studies curriculum, we anticipate you intend to take at least one Environmental Studies course as part of your 12-18 credits while studying away.

For students admitted to Program I (Elementary-Intermediate French), we anticipate you will enroll in English-taught courses in addition to the one French language course that is required.  For those admitted to Program II (Intermediate-Advanced French), we anticipate you will enroll in French-taught content courses in addition to the one French language course that is required.  For Program II students, one course may be taken in English if it fulfills major or minor requirements.

Students taking “Conversation & Composition” while in Paris are encouraged to take one non-literature content course in French (for example, “Acting French”, or a course in art history or cinema). French tutoring is available to help these and all students master their coursework in French.

If you believe you were accepted into a particular curriculum in error, please email me so I can update your account to the correct academic track.  Although we cannot guarantee a spot in any one course for students (flexibility is key), this is used to plan for registration.    

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