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ARC/ARH 313: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations - Overview of the Mediterranean Basin from the first civilizations in Egypt and Middle-East up to the Roman expansion over Europe. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

ARC/ARH 312: European & Mediterranean Prehistoric Art and Archaeology - This course deals with the apparition and the development of European and Mediterranean societies from the arrival of the first modern humans; known as Cro-Magnon, until the birth of the Celtic aristocracies at the dawn of the Roman conquest. Within the chronological framework of the course, illustrated by major archaeological sites and artifacts, topics discussed include art (cave art, prehistoric "Venuses"), genders, identities, power & birth of leadership, ancient religious beliefs (shamanism, Mother Goddess worshipping, solar cults…). Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

ANT/COM/LIT 375: The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts - Exploration of the rise and the establishment of the urban setting as the nexus of contemporary European culture and civilization through cinema, the novel, poetry, music, and paintings. Typically includes an excursion to sites in Paris.

Arabic

ARAB 101102 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic 6 credits An introduction to the phonology and writing system of modern standard Arabic, its basic vocabulary, and structure. Students will learn foundations of Arabic script and build vocabulary to read and engage in simple conversation.

Art

ART/ARH/PHI 309: Art Criticism and Aesthetics Seminar I - Fall Semester - The Art Criticism seminar offers the student access to a wide variety of images (architectural, sculptural, painted, etc.). The objective of this course is to improve critical awareness and to refine judgment based on an exploration of universal principles through visual experience. The seminar takes students into an in-depth study of the basic elements of form: color, value, light, and volume. Field studies included.

ART/ARH/PHI 310: Art Criticism and Aesthetics Seminar II - Spring Semester - Artworks and texts from varying periods and cultures throughout history are compared and contrasted to explore diverse issues such as the imagination, symbol in art, Zen principles in eastern art, motif, and tradition. Field studies included.

ART/ARH/PHI 311: Art Criticism and Aesthetics SeminarSummer Term - Intensive critical and comparative analysis of works from different periods and cultures, with an emphasis on the relationship between content and form. Includes three full-day seminar/site visits. Painting and Drawing I, II, or III is a co-requisite.

ART 100: Drawing I FoundationFall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Painting I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 200: Drawing II Intermediate – Fall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Painting I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 300: Drawing III Advanced I – Fall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Painting I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 400: Drawing III Advanced II - Fall/Spring Semesters - (Prerequisite ART 300) The overarching purpose of the studio drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Painting I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 130: Painting I Foundation - Fall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio painting courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Drawing I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 230: Painting II Intermediate - Fall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio painting courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Drawing I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 330: Painting III Advanced - Fall/Spring Semesters - The overarching purpose of the studio painting courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Drawing I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 350: Painting III Advanced II - Fall/Spring Semesters - (Prerequisite ART 330) The overarching purpose of the studio painting courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work, and museum study. Combined total of 6 hours of instruction per week in both the studio and outside in the landscape, as well as excursions to European museums. Drawing I, II, or III and ART/ARH/PHI 310/311 are co-requisites.

ART 105: Drawing & Painting - Fall Semester - Intended for students with little or no experience in painting and drawing. Includes work from the figure, museum study, still-life, and landscape work in the Aix countryside. 6 contact hours per week.

ART 106: Drawing & Painting - Spring Semester - Intended for students with little or no experience in painting and drawing. Includes work from the figure, museum study, still-life, and landscape work in the Aix countryside.

ART 107A: Painting & Drawing I Foundation – Summer Term - The overarching purpose of the painting and drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work and museum study. 90 contact hours. ART 311 is a co-requisite.

ART 207A: Painting & Drawing II Intermediate – Summer Term - The overarching purpose of the painting and drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work and museum study. 90 contact hours. ART 311 is a co-requisite.

ART 307A: Painting & Drawing III Advanced – Summer Term - The overarching purpose of the painting and drawing courses, at all levels, is to develop the student’s capacity to look both into the visible world and into themselves with the intention of transforming their vision into art. The student is led gradually toward a deeper understanding of the relationship between natural and artistic forms. This is achieved through disciplined study in the landscape, through portraiture and model work and museum study. 90 contact hours. ART 311 is a co-requisite.

ART 305: Intermediate/Advanced Drawing & Painting - Intended for students with intermediate to advanced skills in painting and drawing. Includes work from the figure, museum study, still-life, and landscape work in the Aix countryside.

ART 306: Intermediate/Advanced Drawing & Painting - Intended for students with intermediate to advanced skills in painting and drawing. Includes work from the figure, museum study, still-life, and landscape work in the Aix countryside. Additional fee required.

ART 151: Multimedia and Contemporary Studio Practice - Beginner Level - A wide range of approaches and media are used to develop greater perceptual and conceptual awareness and understanding of 20th and 21st century studio practice. The course will investigate how drawing and painting relate to other media such as installation, performance, photography, and new technologies. With a focus on issues revolving around the "sacred" and the "taboo" in art, past and present, students will link critical thinking and analysis to their studio practice.

ART 351: Multimedia and Contemporary Studio Practice - Intermediate & Advanced Level - A wide range of approaches and media are used to develop greater perceptual and conceptual awareness and understanding of 20th and 21st century studio practice. The course will investigate how drawing and painting relate to other media such as installation, performance, photography, and new technologies. With a focus on issues revolving around the "sacred" and the "taboo" in art, past and present, students will link critical thinking and analysis to their studio practice.

ART 110: Photography - Intended for students with little or no experience in photography, this course is designed to introduce photography as a means of personal expression and quality composition of an image. Areas of concentration include: creativity, composition, basic computer/digital imaging/editing, and critiquing the work of others. Assumes no previous knowledge of photography. Assignments are to be completed with a digital camera.

ART 160/360: Photography: Philosophy and Practice of Vision - A specific analysis of the photographic image in reference to the world history of photography to develop students’ aesthetic judgments concerning their own production. Digital production around various themes required. Students are expected to bring a digital camera and a laptop.

ART 165/365: PhotographySummer Term - Intended for students with little or no experience in photography, this course is designed to introduce photography as a means of personal expression and quality composition of an image. Areas of concentration include: creativity, composition, basic computer/digital imaging/editing and critiquing the work of others. Assumes no previous knowledge of photography. Assignments are to be completed with a digital camera which students must provide. Additional fee required.

ART 375: Ceramics - Intended for students with or without experience in ceramics or pottery. Includes instruction in ceramics fundamentals, such as an understanding of the physical preparation of materials and beginning techniques in forming decorative ceramic pieces, as well as advanced instruction in a broad array of techniques, depending on the student’s individual pursuits and skill level.

ART 380: Arts Management - How does one prepare to work as a manager in a museum, gallery, theater, concert hall, or performing group? What do working artists need to know about interacting with the business side of art? How do French and American cultural support programs impact arts managers and artists? This course introduces the world of arts management to students from a variety of backgrounds. We explore some of the ways art and business intersect by examining theories and practical techniques for professional arts administrators, including: building an arts community, strategic planning for arts organizations, mission and program development, fundraising, financial management, and marketing.

ART 385: Sculpture - This sculpture course will challenge students to use limited materials in creative ways to tell their story – or the story of someone else. What can you communicate to your audience through a three- dimensional portrait? This course will engage students with a variety of common materials (paper, cardboard, tape, wire, plastilina, and clay) and result in an exhibition through which our class will introduce themselves or their subjects to the community. What story will you tell? This course is appropriate for art majors as well as nonmajors. Additional fee required.

ART 395: Architectural Design - Architecture is the art of designing spaces and experiences in built form. This studio design course will investigate the experiential qualities of architecture in and around Aix-en-Provence and at the Marchutz Art Studio, designed by architect Fernand Pouillon, to explore and develop architectural intuition. Working within the rich 17th and 18th century architectural traditions of Aix and the surrounding environs, students will use empirical study to develop a personal, authentic approach to design.

ART 398: Independent Study - Directed independent study for the advanced student. The student proposes a semester-long project that requires approval of the Marchutz School Dean. Enrollment based on review of transcript and/or portfolio.

ART/FRE/LIT 411: Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context - 4 credits - Fall Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

ART/FRE/LIT 413: Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context - 4 credits - Spring Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

Art History

ART/ARH 201: Introduction to Art History: Prehistory to Modern Times - Initiation to the language and techniques of art history, and study of painting, sculpture, and architecture of art from prehistory to the 20th century. Typically includes field studies to sites in the region.

ARC 310: Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations - Overview of the Mediterranean Basin from the first civilizations in Egypt and Middle-East up to the Roman expansion over Europe. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

ARC/ARH 312: European & Mediterranean Prehistoric Art and Archaeology -This course deals with the apparition and the development of European and Mediterranean societies from the arrival of the first modern humans; known as Cro-Magnon, until the birth of the Celtic aristocracies at the dawn of the Roman conquest. Within the chronological framework of the course, illustrated by major archaeological sites and artefacts, topics discussed include art (cave art, prehistoric "Venuses"), genders, identities, power & birth of leadership, ancient religious beliefs (shamanism, Mother Goddess worshipping, solar cults…). Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

ARH/ART 320: Picasso, Matisse, and the Mediterranean - Understanding early 20th century art through an investigation of its sources in Mediterranean myth and reality.

ARH/ART 340: Medieval Art and Architecture - A search for the medieval mind as it is expressed in Christian art and architecture from its earliest beginnings in the Catacombs of Rome, through the rich mosaics and domes of Byzantine culture to the raising of the great Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe. Typically includes excursions to regional sites. Not offered 2020-2022.

ARH/ART 341: Islamic Art of Europe - This course studies the interface of Islamic visual cultures and European art and architecture from the 8th century until nowadays. It explores the cultural interactions which took place, interactions which have provided inspiration for European architects and artists throughout the centuries. Field study will take us to southern Spain, where we’ll witness the artistic heritage of more than 700 years of Muslim rule. Not offered 2020-2022.

ARH/ART 342: Artistic Encounters in the Mediterranean: Cross-Cultural Perspectives in European Art - This course studies the cross-cultural influences on European art from the 6th to the 19th centuries. Among the themes to be discussed are: Byzantine Art and Italy (Ravenna, Venice and Sicily), Islamic art and Europe (Spain, Sicily and Venice), the Ottomans and Renaissance art, Orientalist paintings, and Impressionism.

ARH/ART 381: The XIXth Century and French Impressionism - Historical and critical analysis of painting in the 19th century with emphasis on the history of Impressionism. Typically includes an excursion to sites in Paris.

ARH/ART 382: Cézanne and van Gogh - In-depth study of the lives and works of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh. Typically includes site visits.

Business

BUS 301 International Business Today and Tomorrow Businesses face a new dynamic, one that poses significant challenges as well as opportunities – the need to“green” their products and services. Many analysts forecast that environmentally driven businesses willrepresent one of the world’s major forces and industries in the 21st century. This course also analysesissues of constant change by focusing on the internet and robotics, info-tech and social media in thepromotional mix, legal and ethical practice, entrepreneurial activity, socially responsible business, andbusiness culture and etiquette.

BUS 302 International Strategic Branding - The focus of the project-based class is to explore how to build innovative brands, where brand is defined as “a sensibility” or a “reputation” - departing from traditional perspectives of brand.

BUS 303 Intercultural Management Fast-paced changes in innovative management in recent years, from mono-cultural to multicultural, frommono-linguistic to multilingual, has deeply affected the needs of global business and the hiring of globalnomads and experienced expatriates in our shifting companies and organizations. This course will raiseawareness on managing innovative and intercultural Human Resource to achieve new 21st century goals indiversity and inclusion and new solutions to the challenges and opportunities international work forces cangenerate.

BUS 304 Business Ethics in the Global Market This course investigates ethical problems in business practice. Topics include personal morality in profit-orientedenterprises; codes of ethics, obligations to employees and other stakeholders; truth inadvertising, whistle-blowing, and company loyalty; self and government regulation; the logic and future ofcapitalism; and the changing responsibilities of the manager in a rapidly globalizing business environment.

BUS 305 Global Marketing Exploration of basic knowledge of global marketing focusing on the impact of environment on the strategies used by firms, and the understanding of consumer behavior management as it relates to the development and implementation of global marketing strategies.

BUS 307 Luxury Management The course will introduce students to luxury management with prime focus on the creation of case studies for luxury brands, professional seminars and educational trips in luxury capitals that include Paris and Monaco. The aim of this high-level course is to expose the students in the world of luxury and how to manage brands and companies in this domain, attaining key knowledge in essential areas in luxury marketing, sales, e-commerce, legal affairs, and branding.

BUS 309 International Entrepreneurship An introduction to entrepreneurship on both a macro and micro level. On the micro level, students have the unique opportunity to examine the entrepreneurial process in France while on the macro level, students analyze the broader entrepreneur mindset and concept development. This course based on experiential learning includes extensive readings, case study analysis, and culminates in a team project emphasizing venture implementation.

BUS/FRE 311 Business French Intensive training in French for business and commercial purposes, emphasizing specialized forms and vocabulary.

BUS 323 Socially Responsible and Sustainable Fashion Management The objective of this course is to investigate the many social and environmental issues of today’s fast-paced, global fashion industry and to explore ways in which we can slow it down, reduce its impact on the environment and provide urgent solutions to make it sustainable. The course takes a hands-on approach, encouraging students to explore aspects of sustainability in developing strategies and methods for the future through case studies, a visit to a sustainable fashion business, videos, and class interaction.

BUS/FRE 341 Internship Internship positions in various enterprises from small local businesses to regional chains to multi-nationals with offices in the Aix area. Students usually work 10-12 hours per week on site, submitting regular written reports to their professors at IAU. An upper-intermediate level of French or higher is essential. Availability depends on company offers. Flexible hours according to your course schedule.

WS/MKT 302 Wine Marketing and Analysis This course is a combination of lecture and professional tasting to analyze the quality levels, marketing of wine, import and export, sales positioning, and pricing structures. Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine. Course includes Field Studies to wineries and vineyards.

WS/BUS 310 International Wine Trade This course provides students with an understanding of the business aspects of the global wine trade. Subjects include business planning, finance, supply chain management, wine as an alternative investment, and how the media affects the pricing and buyer/seller cycle of wine industry.

Communication Studies

LIT/COM 312 Provençal Culture, from Myth to Media Representations of Provence across media, including myths and legends, memoirs, lyric poetry, literature, comics, film, television, and radio. Students will read texts about Provence from prominent authors and social scientists, and will engage in critical discussion of these texts in the light of their growing understanding of Provençal culture.

COM/HIS 314 France during the Occupation: 1939-1945 The study of representations of France during World War II in history, literature, and media, in both the Occupied and Unoccupied Zones, the German presence, the government in Vichy and the Resistance. The course includes a review of French and European history from World War I until 1940, a detailed look at France's role in World War II, and a survey of French attitudes about the Occupation during the 70 years following Liberation. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

COM/IR 316 Media and Conflict This course examines the role media play in the progression and public perceptions of conflict. Relevant topics will include media and military intervention, portrayals of protest movements, and news and entertainment coverage of crime, rumors, domestic politics, violence, and ethnicity.

LIT/COM/ANTH 375 The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts Exploration of the rise and the establishment of the urban setting as the nexus of contemporary European culture and civilization through cinema, the novel, poetry, music, and paintings. Typically includes an excursion to sites in Paris.

Creative Writing & Literature

ART 270 Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience – Beginners The study and practice of creative nonfiction writing in relation to the study abroadexperience. Techniques of writing creative nonfiction and development of the creative process, includingwriting exercises, editing, and workshop. The course will examine the ways in which the writing processand cross-cultural experiences are parallel endeavors that can serve to inform and answer each other.

ART 370 Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience – Intermediate/Advanced The study and practice of creative nonfiction writing in relation to the study abroadexperience. Techniques of writing creative nonfiction and development of the creative process, includingwriting exercises, editing, and workshop. The course will examine the ways in which the writing processand cross-cultural experiences are parallel endeavors that can serve to inform and answer each other.

Environmental Science

ES 200 Ecology of France and the Mediterranean Environment Survey of current theories and practices in ecology. Course examines the varying processes of the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere drawing from the example of the Mediterranean Basin. Topics include geological processes and hazards, water resources, waste management, energy and mineral resources, and human impact on global climate change in this sensitive region. Three class hours and laboratory field study throughout the area. Prerequisite: laboratory work in any other hard science.

ES 200L: Ecology of France and the Mediterranean Environment LAB - 1 unit - Lab course for ES 200 - Course examines the varying processes of the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere drawing from the example of the Mediterranean Basin. Topics include geological processes and hazards, water resources, waste management, energy and mineral resources, and human impact on global climate change in this sensitive region. Three class hours and laboratory field study throughout the area.

ECO/ES 301 International Economics and the European Union The effects of greater freedom and liquidity in world trade will be critically analyzed and explained, especially in the light of recent controversy concerning ’globalization.' We shall assess the performance of European Union, as a project of regional economic integration intended to redress many of the alleged defects of the liberalized trade model, and ask whether and how it might offer a viable solution to the need to preserve economic and social cohesion and meet institutional pre-requisites of economic development.

WS/ES 305 Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production An introduction to the chemical and biochemical transformation of grapes into wine with highlights on the key steps in this process: growing conditions, timing of harvest, the fermentation process, wine conservation, and aging techniques. The course discusses equally environmental issues concerning the winemaking industry, especially the consequences of climate change and disposal of wineries’ wastes.

ES/WS 305L: Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production LAB - 1 unit - Lab course for ES/WS 305 - An introduction to the chemical and biochemical transformation of grapes into wine with highlights on the key steps in this process: growing conditions, timing of harvest, the fermentation process, wine conservation, and aging techniques. The course discusses equally environmental issues concerning the winemaking industry, especially the consequences of climate change and disposal of wineries’ wastes.

POL/ES 309 Global Environmental Politics Exploration of the main environmental problems facing the international community today with an analysis of the roles of states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and civil societies in the causation and solution process.

Economics

ECO/ES 301 International Economics and the European Union The effects of greater freedom and liquidity in world trade will be critically analyzed and explained, especially in the light of recent controversy concerning ’globalization.' We shall assess the performance of European Union, as a project of regional economic integration intended to redress many of the alleged defects of the liberalized trade model, and ask whether and how it might offer a viable solution to the need to preserve economic and social cohesion and meet institutional pre-requisites of economic development.

WS/ECO 303 Regional Wine Trade and Economics This course examines the economic impact of the wine trade. Coursework includes studies in wine regions, styles, quality, analysis of regional market activities and promotion, current events, and specific tastings. Course includes Field Studies to wineries and vineyards. Extra fee required.

Education

EDU 303 Sociology of Education: A Comparative Approach This course will study key theories in sociology to examine how present-day mass schooling works in France. From this core model, we will also examine aspects of educational systems in other countries. Students of Sociology of Education will be required to teach in a school for one hour a week offering teaching experience as well as the chance to be a central part of the Aix-en-Provence culture.

FRE 379: Deep-Dive into the French Language: History, Acquisition & Teaching - This course asks students to step back and ask the question: “What happens when I’m learning French?” We will reveal a wider understanding of our own practices as learners, more specifically as learners of French. Students will be challenged to question their own preconceptions. More than a theoretical exercise, they will also be asked to put their ideas into practice. The course develops analytical, critical, and argumentative skills, requiring a precise use of the French language.

Film Studies

FRE/FLM 355 France as seen through its Films, Post WWII to the 1970’s This course proposes an historical, cultural, and esthetic approach to French films made between the end of the second World War and the 1970s. How do the films describe the dominant elements of a society and how they witness as well as create these representations?

FRE/FLM 356 France as seen through its Films, The 1980’s to Today Study of the different facets of France — from literary imagination to social issues, from the 1980’s to today — through a varied selection of films.

Finance

FIN 300 Financial Management This course is an introduction to the main areas of corporate finance. Its focus is on developing an understanding of the tools and methodologies available to the financial manager for decision-making in capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure, and profit planning and control.

French

FRE 101 M: Practical Elementary French I for Art Students - This course is designed for art students who have had little or no exposure to the French language. The goal is to establish essential skills in French and to build student confidence in using them through thematic exposure to the arts and participation in French daily life. Exercises in listening, oral expression, reading, vocabulary acquisition and grammatical clarification will improve the students’ comprehension, oral and spoken interactions. The student will get acquainted with culture in Aix-en-Provence, Provence and France and will acquire an understanding of French art, cuisine, customs and pastimes through exhibits, exposure to paintings and sculptures, newspaper and magazine articles, short literature excerpts and idioms. Content may slightly change according to the students’ level and the pace of the class. Class is taught in French.

FRE 101
102 Practical Elementary French I then II 6 credits A year of college credit in one semester intended for those with little or no previous study. Intensive four hours’ classroom learning tied to two hours’ workshops and activities. Development of an understanding of oral French through listening and speaking practices.

FRE 102 M: Practical Elementary French II for Art Students - This course is designed for art students with at least one semester of college French or 3 years of high- school French. The goal of this course is to deepen student knowledge of French. Through listening, reading and writing exercises, through grammatical clarification, vocabulary acquisition and thematic exposure to the arts, students will develop written and oral skills and improve their comprehension and their production. The student will get acquainted with culture in Aix-en-Provence, Provence and France and will acquire an understanding of French art, cuisine, customs and pastimes through exhibits, exposure to paintings and sculptures, newspaper and magazine articles, short literature excerpts and idioms. Content may slightly change according to the students’ level and the pace of the class. Class is taught in French.

FRE 102 201 Practical Elementary French II then Intermediate French I 6 credits A year of college credit in one semester intended for those who have completed the equivalent of one semester of college level French. Intensive four hours’ classroom learning tied to two hours’ practical workshops and activities. Development of an understanding of oral French through dialogue and roleplaying.

FRE 201 M: Intermediate French I for Art Students - This course is for art students with 2 semesters of College French. The course will deepen student knowledge of French and teach them how to use French more efficiently and express complex ideas in a proper fashion. The emphasis will be placed on improving the students’ communication skills through oral and written exercises, conversations and discussions in class and thematic exposure to arts. The student will get acquainted with culture in Aix-en-Provence, Provence and France and will acquire an understanding of French art, cuisine, customs and pastimes through exhibits, exposure to paintings and sculptures, newspaper and magazine articles, short literature excerpts and idioms. Content may slightly change according to the students’ level and the pace of the class. Class is taught in French.

FRE 201 202 Intermediate French I then II 6 credits A year of college credit in one semester intended for those who have completed the equivalent of two semesters of college level French. Intensive four hours’ classroom learning tied to two hours’ practical workshops and activities. Development of oral French through conversation.

FRE 202 Intermediate French II – 4 credits Intended for those who have completed the equivalent of three semesters of college level French. Intensive four hours’ classroom learning. Development of oral French through conversation.

FRE 211 Living in France: Intercultural Communication Intended for students who have completed the equivalent of two to three semesters of college level French. Intensive focus on oral practice looking at popular French culture.

FRE 218 France, Francophonie, and Music Intended for students who have completed the equivalent of two to three semesters of college level French. Intensive focus on linguistic and cultural comprehension as well as oral expression through music in France and throughout the Francophone world.

FRE 301 M: Advanced French I for Art Students - This course is designed for art students with at least 4 semesters of college French. The course will deepen the student’s knowledge of French and teach them how to use French more efficiently and express complex ideas in a proper fashion. The emphasis will be placed on improving the students’ communication skills through oral and written exercises, conversations, discussions, oral presentations and thematic exposure to arts. In addition, the students will review and refine French grammar and syntax. The student will get acquainted with culture in Aix-en-Provence, Provence and France and will acquire an understanding of French art, cuisine, customs and pastimes through exhibits, exposure to paintings and sculptures, newspaper and magazine articles, short literature excerpts and idioms. Content may slightly change according to the students’ level and the pace of the class. Class is taught in French.

FRE 301 Advanced French I: Structure and Expression Intended for students who have completed the equivalent of four semesters or two years of college level French. Advanced written and oral practice and grammar review. Essay topics follow a simulation enriched with a variety of documentation and multimedia activities.

FRE 302 Advanced French II: Conversation and Composition Intended for student who have completed the equivalent of five semesters of college level. Students improve their advanced command of oral and written French.

FRE 306 Cross-Cultural Studies in Food and Culture Both the Mediterranean diet and French Gastronomy have been declared by UNESCO as world heritage. This course will explore the language and the culinary customs of French cuisine, examining differences in food patterns between the U.S. and France, the fundamentals of French and regional food and eating, including the history, and use of ingredients, as well as political and economic factors affecting rural French food systems.

BUS/FRE 311 Business French Intensive training in French for business and commercial purposes, emphasizing specialized forms and vocabulary.

FRE/LIT 315 Readings in French Literature I Readings in French literature, from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and introduction to methods of literary analysis for students with the equivalent of at least two years of college-level French.

FRE/LIT 316 Readings in French Literature II Readings in French literature, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, and introduction to methods of literary analysis for students with the equivalent of at least two years of college-level French.

FRE/HIS 328 Provencal History and Culture through its Monuments Introduction to the History of Provence and a study of its most exemplary monuments. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

FRE 333 Contemporary France: Society, Politics, and Culture Study of contemporary French civilization through political, cultural, and social issues.

FRE 335 The Phonetics of Contemporary French Phonetic theory illustrated by aural practice and pronunciation. Intensive practice in sound reproduction and fine-tuning the ear to new sound combinations.

FRE/LIT 340 French Children's Literature: Exploring Language, Culture, and Society This course focuses on the way French children’s literature explores the creativity of language (with wordplay, for example) and the interaction between text and illustrations, while giving us an historical glimpse of French culture and society and of the underlying value system that pervades children’s literature. We will study classics (Le Petit Prince, Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, la Comtesse de Ségur) and more contemporary texts (Marcel Aymé, Daniel Pennac, Sempé).

BUS/FRE 341 Internship Internship positions in various enterprises from small local businesses to regional chains to multi-nationals with offices in the Aix area. Students usually work 10-12 hours per week on site, submitting regular written reports to their professors at IAU. An upper-intermediate level of French or higher is essential. Availability depends on company offers. Flexible hours according to your course schedule.

FRE/FLM 355 France as seen through its Films, Post WWII to the 1970’s This course proposes an historical, cultural, and esthetic approach to French films made between the end of the second World War and the 1970s. How do the films describe the dominant elements of a society and how they witness as well as create these representations?

FRE/FLM 356 France as seen through its Films, The 1980’s to Today Study of the different facets of France — from literary imagination to social issues, from the 1980’s to today — through a varied selection of films.

FRE/THE 357 Communication in French Theatre Course focuses on oral communication through reading, recitation, study, and interpretation of modern theatrical texts. Students will demonstrate elocution of French language with texts from playwrights as diverse as Beckett, Camus, Reza, and Delerme. Course develops strategies for more precise use of French for oral presentations or even job/internship interviews. Not Offered 2020-2022

FRE 362: Women and the Mediterranean: from Myth to Modernity
- This course is designed to encourage students to question the notion of gender through canonical works of French literature. By studying “great texts’ in varying genres, including novels, poetry, and theatre, and using images (paintings, engravings, and photographs), this course will examine the fabrication of gender (and particularly femininity) through the cultural and aesthetic devices presented in these works. It will articulate the socio-historical and geographic context in which they arose, and their reappropriation by the authors studied. How do these representations continue to shed light on the present? Does the geographical location affect the construction of the female gender? Readings combined with in-class discussions will allow students to synthesize the different issues raised by the concept before engaging in their own creative writing.

FRE/POL 376 Contemporary French Identities Examining some of the main points of division as well as of unity in France today, this course explores the republican ideal, its background, the crisis it is currently undergoing, and contemporary French identity(s).

FRE/LIT 383 Writing in Provence: Literature and Regional Culture How do writers whose subjects celebrate Provence and the interactions between its inhabitants and its visitors help students better comprehend their own immersion in the region and in the language? This course will guide students to analyze and write their own personal reflections inspired by regional writers such as Marcel Pagnol, Jean Giono, René Char, Maylis de Kérangal, Stendhal, and others.

FRE 379: Deep-Dive into the French Language: History, Acquisition & Teaching - This course asks students to step back and ask the question: “What happens when I’m learning French?” We will reveal a wider understanding of our own practices as learners, more specifically as learners of French. Students will be challenged to question their own preconceptions. More than a theoretical exercise, they will also be asked to put their ideas into practice. The course develops analytical, critical, and argumentative skills, requiring a precise use of the French language.

FRE 401 Translation and Structure I: from Colloquial to Literary Translation from English to French and French to English, with constant reference to technical, theoretical, and colloquial considerations.

FRE 402 Translation and Structure II: from Colloquial to Literary Translation from English to French and French to English, with constant reference to technical, theoretical, and colloquial considerations.

FRE/LIT/ART 411 Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context – 4 credits - Fall Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

FRE/LING 412 Contemporary French: The Linguistics of Everyday Language Course will reflect on and undertake a series of analyses on the language forms in current practice in French society. Analytical linguistics tools will be applied to usage in current-day, intercultural, youth, political, advertising, etc.

FRE/LIT/ART 413 Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context – 4 credits - Spring Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

FRE/LIT 414/415 France and Francophone Literature, a Dialogue Covering subjects such as the spirit of the desert, slavery, the Mediterranean, and the initiation journey, this course reflects on the ongoing dialogue between authors from France and authors from French-speaking countries of former colonial territories.

Bachelor of Arts in French Studies Only

FRE 489: Senior Capstone Course – Students in their final semester will choose a subject and advisor for the Senior Capstone Course. The candidate’s thesis will be supervised by their faculty advisor with additional oversight from the French department. Oral defense of the thesis will be conducted in front of the BA in French Studies committee at the end of the term.

FRE 399: Elective Independent Study – This course gives students the opportunity to explore an area of personal academic interest. Often, the idea for an independent study arises from an interest in a particular past course, such as HIS/COM 314: France during the Occupation. A student may develop an interest in the German presence in France and ask the instructor to supervise an independent study focused on this topic for the next semester. It’s recommended to propose one’s course of study a semester in advance, as a full semester may be required to design the course and its area of academic research.

History

HIS 301 European History: 1870–1918 Major social, economic, political, and diplomatic developments in European history from 1870 to 1918.

HIS 303 France and Europe in the Cold War Study of the evolution of the European societies from the post-war period to the fall of the Berlin Wall through arts, literature, architecture, alternative cultures, and social evolution linked to the exceptional economic growth of the post-war period ending with the oil shocks (1970’s).

HIS/SOC 304 Muslim Presence in Europe - Global Diversity Course - This course is an overview of the long-term interaction between the Muslim world and the West, not as two separate entities, but with emphasis on their historic commonality, and their dialectic relation. The course focuses on the debates regarding the Muslim population in Europe, covering concepts of religion and secularism, the history of Muslim populations in Europe, legal issues, human rights, feminism, and modernity. Field study will take us to specific sites in Marseille, historically linked with the Muslim community.

COM/HIS 314 France during the Occupation: 1939-1945 The study of representations of France during World War II in history, literature, and media, in both the Occupied and Unoccupied Zones, the German presence, the government in Vichy, and the Resistance. The course includes a review of French and European history from World War I until 1940, a detailed look at France's role in World War II, and a survey of French attitudes about the Occupation during the 70 years following Liberation. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence.

HIS/POL 321 French Colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa This class will examine the region’s contemporary political foundations, with a focus on how the recent colonial past has helped shape the political institutions that were recently toppled.

FRE/HIS 328 Provencal History and Culture through its Monuments Introduction to the History of Provence and a study of its most exemplary monuments. Typically includes excursions to sites in Provence."

Hospitality

HSP/WS 307: Wine and Food Pairing for the Sommelier - This course is a combination of lecture, professional tasting, and wine and food pairing. Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine, and how the structure of wine and food complete a pairing. Course includes field studies to restaurants, wineries, and to meet guest chefs.

Internship

BUS/FRE 341 Internship Internship positions in various enterprises from small local businesses to regional chains to multi-nationals with offices in the Aix area. Students usually work 10-12 hours per week on site, submitting regular written reports to their professors at IAU. An upper-intermediate level of French or higher is essential. Availability depends on company offers. Flexible hours according to your course schedule.

Literature

ENG 101 English Composition This course focuses on helping students gain confidence and proficiency in academic writing situations and to continue to develop useful life-long writing skills.

LIT/COM 312 Provençal Culture, from Myth to Media Representations of Provence across media, including myths and legends, memoirs, lyric poetry, literature, comics, film, television, and radio. Students will read texts about Provence from prominent authors and social scientists, and will engage in critical discussion of these texts in the light of their growing understanding of Provençal culture.

FRE/LIT 315 Readings in French Literature I Readings in French literature, from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and introduction to methods of literary analysis for students with the equivalent of at least two years of college-level French.

FRE/LIT 316 Readings in French Literature II Readings in French literature, focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries, and introduction to methods of literary analysis for students with the equivalent of at least two years of college-level French.

LIT 325 The European Novel Course will explore the portrayal of shifting perspectives not only in terms of narrative style, but more assertively in terms of how life as a European shifted. We will examine changing social and political orders as well as how characters place themselves in history.

FRE/LIT 340 French Children's Literature: Exploring Language, Culture, and Society This course focuses on the way French children’s literature explores the creativity of language (with wordplay, for example) and the interaction between text and illustrations, while giving us an historical glimpse of French culture and society and of the underlying value system that pervades children’s literature. We will study classics (Le Petit Prince, Charles Perrault’s fairy tales, la Comtesse de Ségur) and more contemporary texts (Marcel Aymé, Daniel Pennac, Sempé).

LIT/COM/ANTH 375 The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts Exploration of the rise and the establishment of the urban setting as the nexus of contemporary European culture and civilization through cinema, the novel, poetry, music, and paintings. Typically includes an excursion to sites in Paris.

FRE/LIT 383 Writing in Provence: Literature and Regional Culture How do writers whose subjects celebrate Provence and the interactions between its inhabitants and its visitors help students better comprehend their own immersion in the region and in the language? This course will guide students to analyze and write their own personal reflections inspired by regional writers such as Marcel Pagnol, Jean Giono, René Char, Maylis de Kérangal, Stendhal, and others.

FRE/LIT/ART 411 Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context – 4 credits - Fall Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

FRE/LIT/ART 413 Crossing Spaces in the Intercultural Context – 4 credits - Spring Semester - Course proposes an exploration of literary and artistic themes related to the notion of space, both personal (internal) and geographic (external), and specifically the tensions created by the crossing (“Traversée”) between one space and another.

FRE/LIT 414/415 France and Francophone Literature, a Dialogue Covering subjects such as the spirit of the desert, slavery, the Mediterranean, and the initiation journey, this course reflects on the ongoing dialogue between authors from France and authors from French-speaking countries of former colonial territories.

Mathematics

MAT 201 Algebra I A review of real number systems, operations on polynomials and radicals, as well as the Pythagorean theorem and other geometric topics.

MAT 202 Algebra II The goal of the course is to prepare you for success in mathematical quantitative reasoning.

Political Science

POL 102 Introduction to American Politics This course is a critical introduction to American political institutions and behavior. Structurally the American system finds form in the Madisonian Model, the method of government established by the Framers and based on separation of powers, checks and balances, and overlapping centers of political power. Our system seeks to balance elite and mass interests, participation, and control.

POL 103 Political Theory Political Theory is chiefly concerned with how best to arrange our collective lives, with particular attention to the necessity for and rights and obligations of ‘rule,’ as well as the limits of that important power.

POL 105 Introduction to Comparative Politics This course provides a broad overview of the comparative politics subfield by focusing on important substantive questions about the world today.

POL 106 Introduction to International Relations An introduction to contemporary analysis of international relations. Students will learn major theories of international relations and apply them to understand international situations and issues in the modern world.

IR/POL 303 International Relations Introduction to international relations with emphasis on how international relations have changed as a result of globalization. Typically includes an excursion to Geneva.

POL 307 The European Union: Integration, Enlargement, Unity Analysis of the historical evolution, the institutions, and the policies of the European Union within the context of European diplomatic history.

POL/ES 309 Global Environmental Politics Exploration of the main environmental problems facing the international community today with an analysis of the roles of states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and civil societies in the causation and solution process.

PHI/POL 312 Ethics in Society This course aims to help students discover ways to come to terms - both individually and collectively – with the tensions of living in a modern globalized society. It draws on the wisdom we inherit from a lineage of great teachers and thinkers in the past, from different traditions, to seek guidance on how to live better as citizens of the world, and as human beings, confronted by rapid technological change, cultural diversity, environmental degradation, organized violence, and economic insecurity. Global Diversity Course

POL 315 American Political Thought Two features are often said to distinguish American from European political thought: an “exceptional” commitment to liberal, democratic, or republican political ideals and institutions, and a “peculiar” attachment to racist, nativist, and imperialist political practices. This course traces the interaction of these two contradictory tendencies through the writings of prominent American political thinkers from the Founding to the present day, considering how each has informed Americans’ contributions to fundamental questions in political philosophy, to the design of constitutions and political institutions, and to the conduct of foreign affairs.

COM/IR 316 Media and Conflict This course examines the role media play in the progression and public perceptions of conflict. Relevant topics will include media and military intervention, portrayals of protest movements, and news and entertainment coverage of crime, rumors, domestic politics, violence, and ethnicity.

POL 318 Palestinian Israeli Conflict - Global Diversity Course - What are the origins of the conflict from the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives? What is the role of the outside actors? What role does religion play? What are the determinants of the possible future evolutions of the conflict? How do the United States and the European Union approaches to the conflict differ? This course equips students with the analytical tools and historical background to tackle these questions.

HIS/POL 321 French Colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa This class will examine the region’s contemporary political foundations, with a focus on how the recent colonial past has helped shape the political institutions that were recently toppled.

POL 321 Judicial Politics This course provides an introduction to the political science of law and courts, known as judicial politics. This is not a course on constitutional law, and the focus will not be on the development of legal doctrines or close readings of important cases (though we will discuss cases to illustrate and examine the topics of the course). Instead, we will evaluate law and courts as political institutions and judges as political actors and policy-makers.

POL 328 State Politics The course covers American federalism, state political institutions, elections and participation in state government, and finally public policy in the States.

POL 361 Nationalism and Contemporary World Politics The causes and consequences of nationalism.  Nationalism as a cause of conflict in contemporary world politics. Strategies for mitigating nationalist and ethnic conflict.

FRE/POL 376 Contemporary French Identities Examining some of the main points of division as well as of unity in France today, this course explores the republican ideal, its background, the crisis it is currently undergoing, and contemporary French identity(s).

Philosophy

PHI/POL 312 Ethics in Society This course aims to help students discover ways to come to terms - both individually and collectively – with the tensions of living in a modern globalized society. It draws on the wisdom we inherit from a lineage of great teachers and thinkers in the past, from different traditions, to seek guidance on how to live better as citizens of the world, and as human beings, confronted by rapid technological change, cultural diversity, environmental degradation, organized violence, and economic insecurity.

Psychology

PSY 304 Human Development in Cultural Contexts Study of human development from a psychodynamic perspective. Draws extensively on the theories of such psychoanalytic thinkers as Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, and Donald Winnicott.

Religious Studies

REL 311 Early Christianity in Europe History of the first centuries of the Christian Church. Split between Judaism and Christianity, the influential theologians and leaders, heretical movements and their orthodox responses, waves of persecution and martyrdom, and cultural (role of women in the Early Church), artistic (oldest Christian monuments and artworks) and ecclesiastical topics (monasticism, liturgy…). Will conclude with a perspective of Modern World and focus on the Great Schism between East and West Christianity, the Avignon Papacy, the rise of Protestant movements.

REL 312 The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam This course is a comparative study of the three Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It examines the religions’ shared aspects as well as distinct elements. The course compares the three religions along thematic lines and examines the way these three major traditions impact the modern West and the Middle East specifically. Among the themes to be discussed are: Abraham, scripture and tradition, law, the creation, God, worship, mysticism, the house of God, the tradition of head covering, homosexuality, Jerusalem, and the end of times.

Spanish

SP 101 Beginning Spanish I – Spanish Language in Context This course is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. By the end of the course, the successful student will develop a basic foundation in these five skills: intercultural communication, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

SP 102 Beginning Spanish II – Spanish Language and Cultures This course is designed for students with very basic knowledge of Spanish. This course builds upon the skills acquired in SP 101. By the end of the course, the successful student will develop a basic foundation in these five skills: intercultural communication, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I – Spanish Language in Context This course is designed for students with little prior knowledge of Spanish. Students who can already use a few basic words and phrases, and who can understand very simple requests, and responses are appropriate for this level. Students entering this course are also able to read and interpret the basic meaning of simple sentences and phrases. Students who have studied basic Spanish in high school or in college but never continued to build their skills may find this level appropriate. Students who have studied another Romance language may also be capable of entering this level. At the end of this 3-credit course students will be able to: express themselves in a variety of contexts, relate different pieces of information, establish cause and consequence, and converse with ease in limited formal and informal situations.

Sociology

HIS/SOC 304 Muslim Presence in Europe - Global Diversity Course - This course is an overview of the long-term interaction between the Muslim world and the West, not as two separate entities, but with emphasis on their historic commonality, and their dialectic relation. The course focuses on the debates regarding the Muslim population in Europe, covering concepts of religion and secularism, the history of Muslim populations in Europe, legal issues, human rights, feminism, and modernity. Field study will take us to specific sites in Marseille, historically linked with the Muslim community.


Theatre

THE/FRE 357: Communication in French Theatre - Course focuses on oral communication through reading, recitation, study, and interpretation of modern theatrical texts. Students will demonstrate elocution of French language with texts from playwrights as diverse as Beckett, Camus, Reza, and Delerm. Course develops strategies for more precise use of French for oral presentations or even job/internship interviews.

Wine Studies

WS 101 An Overview of Wine: 1 credit This course is designed to give an overview and understanding of the global wine industry. Coursework includes the history and culture of wine, wine vocabulary, label reading, selecting, and serving wine.

WS/MKT 302 Wine Marketing and Analysis This course is a combination of lecture and professional tasting to analyze the quality levels, marketing of wine, import and export, sales positioning, and pricing structures. Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine. Course includes field studies to wineries and vineyards.

WS/ECO 303 Regional Wine Trade and Economics This course examines the economic impact of the wine trade. Coursework includes studies in wine regions, styles, quality, analysis of regional market activities and promotion, current events, and specific tastings. Course includes field studies to wineries and vineyards. Extra fee required.

WS/ES 305 Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production An introduction to the chemical and biochemical transformation of grapes into wine with highlights on the key steps in this process: growing conditions, timing of harvest, the fermentation process, wine conservation, and aging techniques. The course discusses equally environmental issues concerning the winemaking industry, especially the consequences of climate change and disposal of wineries’ wastes.

WS/ES 305L: Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production LAB - 1 unit - Lab course for WS/ES 305 - An introduction to the chemical and biochemical transformation of grapes into wine with highlights on the key steps in this process: growing conditions, timing of harvest, the fermentation process, wine conservation, and aging techniques. The course discusses equally environmental issues concerning the winemaking industry, especially the consequences of climate change and disposal of wineries’ wastes.

WS/HSP 307 Wine and Food Pairing for the Sommelier This course is a combination of lecture, professional tasting, and wine and food pairing. Students will learn vineyard and winemaking techniques utilized to achieve certain styles of wine, and how the structure of wine and food complete a pairing. Course includes field studies to restaurants, wineries, and to meet guest chefs.

WS/BUS 310 International Wine Trade This course provides students with an understanding of the business aspects of the global wine trade. Subjects include business planning, finance, supply chain management, wine as an alternative investment, and how the media affects the pricing and buyer/seller cycle of wine industry.

January Term Courses

For each J-Term program, students may select the course/discipline that most interests them or that aligns with their academic goals and program.

Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean

• Human Development 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
• Human Rights 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
• International Relations 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean
• Political Science 355: Diplomacy & Human Rights in the Mediterranean

Diplomacy is about balancing multiple, sometimes competing, priorities. How can the US promote human rights in North Africa while also fighting terrorism? How does the US elicit cooperation from NATO allies while also getting them to pay their fair share? This study tour surveys how US diplomats balance multiple goals and foreign policy challenges while working with partners from other governments, international organizations, and civil society in Europe and North Africa. The Mediterranean region is one where the most pressing foreign policy challenges of the day converge, from migration to counterterrorism and climate change to great power competition with China and Russia. This course will introduce students to the tools the US uses to address these challenges, from public diplomacy to military partnerships.

Europe and the Islamic World

• Art History 395: Classical Islam and the European Renaissance
• Cross-Cultural Studies 395: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Europe and the Islamic World
• French 395: Cultural History of France and the Islamic World
• History 395: Cultural History of Europe and the Islamic World
• Political Science 395: European Politics and the Islamic World
• Religious Studies 395: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Europe and the Islamic World
• Spanish 395: Cultural History of Spain and the Islamic World

This seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Morocco, and Spain. Students participate in a series of briefings from leading academic, literary, and political experts on the European relationship with the Islamic world. In each city, students attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars from IAU in addition to local guides and experts in the fields of politics, art history, history, and culture. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of immigration to Europe and its current socio-cultural implications on the region.

French Language and Culture

• French 101: Beginner French I
• French 102: Beginner French II

IAU's French Language and Culture January Term Program is designed for students interested in a language and cultural immersion experience in the Mediterranean region of Southern France. IAU's exceptional out-of-classroom experiences include homestays, regional field studies, and extracurricular activities such as wine tastings and cooking courses. Students receive intensive language instruction and have an immersive experience in the local culture during this three-week program.

Great Cities

• European Studies 303: Europe and the Urban Space
• Anthropology 301: The Artist and the City
• Literature 375: The European City in Literature
• Communications 375: The European City in the Visual Arts
• Geography 201: Europe and its Cities

The Great Cities Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Italy, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic. Students explore major cities across Europe using literature and the arts as a guide to understanding the rise and establishment of the urban setting. Through readings and media studies, students examine the artistic process from inspiration to creation. Site visits and guided tours then allow students to experience the historical, geographical, and demographical foundations that inform the fictional representations of European cities and their impact on perceptions of those cities today. Students have the opportunity to learn from and exchange their observations with experts from IAU as well as distinguished on-site scholars and local guides in order to frame their own perception of the cities and these cities’ representation through the arts.

International Business

• Management 325: International Management
• Business 325: International Business
• Marketing 325: International Marketing
• Economics 325: Doing Business in Europe

The International Business Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, Morocco, and Belgium. Students gain exposure to the diverse facets of international business while visiting countries at different stages of economic development. While in Europe and North Africa, students visit major multi-national organizations and locally-run businesses as well as meet with public officials responsible for economic policy in order to build a well-rounded understanding of the global market. Students have the opportunity to learn from and exchange their observations with experts from IAU as well as distinguished on-site scholars and local guides.


Photography: History & Digital Practice in Europe
Not Offered 2020-2022

• Art 173: Photography: An Introduction to Digital Practice in France, Spain & the Netherlands
• Art 373: Photography: Advanced Digital Practice in France, Spain & the Netherlands
• Art History 377: The History of Photography in France, Spain & the Netherlands
• History 377: The History of Photography in France, Spain & the Netherlands
• European Studies 378: Photography: Digital Practice & History in France, Spain & the Netherlands

IAU’s Photography: History & Digital Practice in Europe January Term Traveling Seminar offers students in photography the opportunity to acquire an artistic vocabulary and a technical comprehension of digital photography through museum study and on-site experiential learning in European cities renowned for their art. The questions of observation, composition, digital process, print, and screen presentation will be addressed in relation to specific subjects, intentions, and aesthetic judgments. Each student's particular experience of place in Amsterdam, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, and Barcelona will serve as the catalyst for creation throughout the course of the traveling seminar.

Mediterranean Basin

• Art History 385: Ancient and Medieval Classical Art and Architecture
• History 385: Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Cultural History
• Archaeology 385: Greek and Roman Archaeology
• Cross-Cultural Studies 385: Cultural Identities in Mediterranean Europe
• Religious Studies 385: From Polytheism to Monotheism, The Early Christian Period in Italy, Greece & Turkey

IAU’s Mediterranean Basin January Term Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in Greece, Italy, and France. Students build visual literacy in the history of art and archaeology as well as examine philosophical literature of the Mediterranean Basin from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The seminar cultivates students' abilities to synthesize cultural, historical, political, and social information as it relates to the visual arts. The experiential learning component consists of a series of site visits made by academic experts from IAU in addition to local guides and faculty in the field of history, art history, and archaeology.

Museum Studies
Not Offered 2020-2022

• Art 371: Museums of Europe: from Van Gogh to Gaudí
• Art History 371: Museums of Europe: from Van Gogh to Gaudí
• Art History 374: Museums of Europe: The Curatorial Process from Van Gogh to Gaudí
• Museum Studies 374: Museums of Europe: The Curatorial Process from Van Gogh to Gaudí

How does one preserve or even rejuvenate an artist's legacy? This January Term traveling seminar will focus on a selection of European museums in Amsterdam, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Barcelona dedicated to artists across a variety of disciplines, including painting, photography, sculpture, and architecture. Through discussions, museum visits, and other methods, students will analyze different curatorial methods of specific European museums as well as study original works by various artists with an emphasis on critical analysis. Students will collaborate with and learn from professionals in arts administration, practicing artists, and art history scholars linking the curatorial process to the history and content of specific works housed in specific museums. Students participating in this Museum Studies January Term program will have the opportunity to experience the inner workings of world-renowned museums and study the artworks that reside in them from this new perspective.

North African Studies
Not Offered 2020-2022

• Religion 345: Religious Radicalism: North Africa as a Case Study
• Religion 355: Judaism in Islamic Land
• Religion 365: Understanding Islam
• History 355: Islam and the West: A Historical Perspective
• History 365: History and Politics of North Africa
• Political Science 365: History and Politics of North Africa
• Sociology 365: Human Rights in North Africa

The North African Studies Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in learning about the major issues multi-ethnic, predominantly Islamic, and developing countries contend with. The Seminar will expose students to diverse and sometimes opposed views on these major issues. During the three-week seminar, students will visit six cities and will attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars and practitioners in regards to culture, human rights, politics, and economic development.

There is a strong social-service component to this seminar, as students will visit NGO's and meet with creative ordinary citizens who are striving to invent solutions to their most vexing problems such as fighting poverty and providing education to their children.

Psychology of Peace and Conflict: Immigrants, Refugees & the Psychology of Diaspora

• Psychology 370: Multicultural Psychology
• Psychology 385: Psychology of Peace and Violence
• Psychology 390: Psychology of Divided Societies
• Psychology 595: Special Topics in Psychology - Graduate Seminar
• Sociology 390: Sociology of Divided Societies
• Cross-Cultural Studies 390: Empires, Colonies, Hegemony
• Human Services 425: Special Topics in Human Services

The Psychology of Peace and Conflict: Immigrants, Refugees & the Psychology of Diaspora Seminar focuses on understanding violence and its impact on the Mediterranean region. Students are encouraged to imagine possible resolutions to conflict and to understand peace processes through the lens of interdisciplinary study. They learn to see communities that have previously remained erased or oppressed in Morocco, France, and Spain and to understand the political, psychological, and sociological side effects of violence. By the end of the seminar, participants will more deeply understand the psychology of political decision-making as it applies to international relations and the legacy that is determined by peace efforts across cultures and their borders.

Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean

• Business/Wine Studies 306: The Global Wine Industry
• Geography/Marketing/Wine Studies 303: Regional Wine Trade and Economics
• Hospitality Management/Wine Studies 307: Wine and Food Pairing
• Marketing/Wine Studies 302: Wine Marketing and Analysis
• Environmental Studies 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin
• International Relations 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin
• Geography 375: Environmental Security and Sustainability in the Mediterranean Basin

The Wine, Gastronomy & Sustainability of the Mediterranean J-Term Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, understand how they impact the environment and will begin to recognize how our consumption choices may be a potential solution or hazard to the global environmental crisis. In this multi-country traveling seminar, students will have the opportunity to taste Spanish, French, and Italian wines, speak directly with winemakers and industry experts, and visit cultural sites in Spain, France, and Italy.