History Society and Culture in Paris The City of Light (HIST 212.3)

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HIST 212 01 May 2017


Students in this intensive and bilingual experiential-learning course learn about the history of Paris--and of France--by exploring some of the city's most significant monuments, buildings, museums, gardens, and neighborhoods. Site visits include Notre Dame cathedral and the historic Ile de la Cité where the city was born; the Palace of Versailles; the Place de la Bastille and its environs; the "Grands Boulevards" with their nineteenth-century shopping arcades, storied department stores, and nearby Opéra Garnier; Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur basilica; as well as places linked to the German occupation during WW2, to Parisian intellectual and cultural life, and to the history of immigrant, working-class, and minority groups in the city or suburbs.


FREN 125 or 3 credit units 100-Level HIST or permission of the instructor.


Europe and Great Britain

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