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Academics

Fields of Study: Humanities, Social Sciences

On this program, the city of Paris is used as the classroom to introduce you to the historical underpinnings and precedents of social justice and the rise of particular forms of activism.

Unique study opportunities

  • Examine how media outlets impact the outcomes of civil unrest in protest movements.
  • Learn how French youth continue to confront what they see as unjust.
  • Discover how the artistic vehicle of French cinema is raising awareness of social issues.

Language

Language of Instruction: English

French Language Study: Required

A French City and Language course introduces you to Paris and the practical use of French. All other electives are taught in English.

Courses and Credit

Requirements while abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Three courses for a total of 15 quarter UC units
  • One City and Language course worth 5 quarter/3.3 semester UC units
  • Two elective courses worth 5 quarter/3.3 semester UC units each
  • You may take one course for pass/no pass

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: Four courses for a total of 20.5–21 quarter/13.6–13.9 semester UC units 
  • Take one City and Language course worth 6 quarter/4 semester UC units, which lasts the duration of the program
  • During the first 10 weeks of the program, take two elective courses worth 5 quarter/3.3 semester UC units each
  • During the final 5 weeks of the program, take one elective course worth 4.5–5 quarter/3–3.3 semester UC units
  • You may take one course for pass/no pass

Current Program Courses

Required course:
Upper-division electives (select two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Research and independent study are typically not available on this package.

Required course:
Upper-division electives, first 10 weeks of program (select two):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Upper-division electives, final 5 weeks of program (select one):

Exact offerings may vary depending on enrollment and instructor availability. Final course offerings are announced before the start of the program. Recent courses include:

Catalogs and resources

  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses students have taken on this program. 
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.

Academic culture

You’ll be on this program with other UC students in relatively small classes. Since courses are designed for UC students, regular papers, reports, exams, and projects are all part of the curriculum. Professors are local Parisians with experience teaching UC students. They will bring some of the French style to the classroom, including vibrant discussions, expectations of student professionalism, and a fondness for student independence. 

You are required to attend class, arrive punctually, and participate actively in all of your courses. Attendance is taken at every course meeting.

Grades

You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework.

Grades for the winter quarter are usually available in late April. Grades for the spring semester are usually available in late May.

Tip: If you intend to put yourself on your campus degree list for graduation while on UCEAP, consult your campus advisors before departure about possible delays in the degree verification process.