Exploring Liberal Arts

New Yorker cartoonist and writer James Thurber once quipped, “The whole of Paris is a vast university of Art, Literature, and Music…Paris is a seminar, a post-graduate course in everything.” You’ll soon realize as you explore the galleries, the libraries, and the cinemas through AUP’s summer offerings that what we call the liberal arts is Paris itself. Our courses are designed to expose the interdisciplinary links, historical backgrounds, and present-day repercussions of the subjects you study, providing you with the necessary theoretical background, as well as the tools to speak and write clearly on these themes.

Look at the ways in which words and images are used to persuade; develop math projects based on everyday situations; delve into any number of topics in psychology; and analyze contemporary management in a global environment. You’ll soon see that summer at The American University of Paris is one of the best summer experiences you can find.

 

COURSE SPOTLIGHT

LIVING ISLAM: SIGHTS, SOUNDS & SPACES, TEXTURES IN SUMMER 2019

Be immersed in the city of Fès, the oldest historic city in Morocco. Your stay will coincide with the city’s annual festival of World Sacred Music, an event set up to highlight the universal nature of the sacred and music – and their role in communication. Staying with families, you will experience and observe the life of this city – and be drawn to think how an event like the festival reflects the multiple aspects of Fès. Urban culture and religious belief are approached from the point of view of the senses. This experiential side is complemented by an examination of textual understandings of the city’s major religion, Islam – how this is viewed both from within the tradition and through external media.  The course will be supplemented by a variety of workshops in which students will be introduced to traditional crafts ranging from calligraphy to cooking.

See CM 3091 - 3WK1 - Living Islam (Fes 2019): Sights, Sounds & Spaces, Textures & Taste

COURSES STARTING IN JUNE

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3-week classes:

*  This is a dual-level class. Students enrolled in the higher level of the course will have to complete advanced work. Please consult the course syllabus and Professor Gardner for more details.

6-week classes:

 

COURSES STARTING IN JULY

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

3-week classes: