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.

Click on the course you would like to take to view the individual dates and times.


Courses starting in June

  • BA 2001 - Financial Accounting
  • BA 2002 - Managerial Accounting 
  • BA 2040 - Marketing a Global Environment 
  • BA 4003 - International Business 
  • CM 3052 - Rhetoric & Persuasion
  • EC 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • FM 2091 - International Gangsters; From Scarface to Gomorrah 
  • HI 2091 - Summer Institute on Democracy 
  • LW 2091 - Comparative Public Policy: Whither “Model Europe”?
  • MA 1005 - Math For Life 
  • MA 1020 - Applied Statistics I 
  • PL 2003 - Political Philosophy 
  • PO 2003 - Political Philosophy 
  • PO 2091 - Comparative Public Policy: Whither “Model Europe”? 
  • PY 2091 - Topics: Forensic Psychology 
  • SC 1020 - Environmental Science Lab 
  • SC 1070 - Ocean Environment Lab


Courses starting in July

  • BA 1018 - Marketing Paris
  • CM 3037 - The Museum as Medium
  • SC 1050 - The Science of Climate & Climate Change