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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Courses & Academic Disciplines

At the Aix campus, students may choose their courses across a variety of disciplines. Alternatively, students can focus their studies within a specific discipline by enrolling in an academic track, specialized program, or certificate program. Internships and Field Study Trips and Tours round out the academic options available at the Aix-en-Provence campus.

Semester Courses

Summer Courses

The table below lists all currently available disciplines in Aix. Click the link to view sample courses within that discipline.

Disciplines 

(link will lead to list of samples courses)
Anthropology Archaeology Art Art History Business
Communication Studies Creative Writing Environmental Science Economics Education
Film Studies Finance French Geography History
Literature Management Marketing Political Science Philosophy
Photography Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Wine Studies


Samples Courses


Anthropology

♦ The European City in Literature and the Visual Arts
♦ Women and the Mediterranean: From Myth to Modernity
♦ Human Development in Cultural Contexts


Archaeology

♦ Archaeology, Art, and Architecture of Provence
♦ European and Mediterranean Prehistoric Art and Archaeology
♦ Modern Art, Provence, and the Mediterranean


Art

♦ Baroque Art and Architecture
♦ Cézanne and Van Gogh
♦ The XIXth Century and French Impressionism
♦ Picasso, Matisse, and the Mediterranean


Art History

♦ Introduction to Art History: Prehistory to Modern Times
♦ History of Museums: The Memory of Mankind from Prehistory to Nowadays
♦ Powers and Identities in the Ancient Mediterranean


Business

♦ International Business Today and Tomorrow
♦ The Global Wine Industry: A French Immersion
♦ Business Ethics in the Global Market
♦ Luxury Management


Communication Studies

♦ Media and Conflict
♦ France as seen Through Its Movies: The 1980s to Today
♦ France During the Occupation: 1939-1945


Creative Writing

♦ Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience - Beginner
♦ Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience - Intermediate/Advanced
♦ Creative Writing: Spirit of Place


Environmental Science

♦ Ecology of France and the Mediterranean Environment
♦ Principles of Enironmental Science in Society
♦ Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production



Economics

♦ Economic Globalization: Growth and Development
♦ International Economics and the European Union


Education

♦ Deep-Dive into the French Language: History, Acquisition, and Teaching


Film Studies

♦ France as seen Through Its Movies: Post-WWII to the 1970s
♦ France as seen Through Its Movies: The 1980s to Today


Finance

♦ Financial Management


French

♦ Beginning French I
♦ Intermediate French I
♦ Advanced French I: Structure and Expression
♦ Contemporary France: Society, Politics, and Culture
♦ Translation and Structure I: From Colloquial to Literature


Geography

♦ Global Environmental Politics


History

♦ European History: 1970-1918
♦ France and Europe in the Cold War
♦ French Colonialism in the Middle East and North Africa
♦ Provençal History and Culture Through Its Monuments


Literature

♦ France and Francophone Literature, a Dialogue
♦ The European Novel
♦ Writing in Provence: Literature and Regional Culture


Management

♦ Luxury Management
♦ Socially Responsible and Sustainable Fashion Management
♦ Intercultural Management


Marketing

♦ Global Marketing
♦ Wine Marketing and Analysis


Political Science

♦ International Relations
♦ Palestinian Israeli Conflict
♦ US Diplomacy in an Age of Change: Case Studies and Practical Exercises


Philosophy

♦ Ethics in Society
♦ Art Criticism and Aesthetics Seminar


Photography

♦ Introduction to Digital Photography


Psychology

♦ Abnormal Psychology
♦ Human Development in Cultural Contexts
♦ Human Sexuality


Religious Studies

♦ Early Christianity in Europe
♦ The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
♦ The Problem of God


Sociology

♦ Muslim Presence in Europe
♦ Opera and Politics: Gender Dynamics and Social Representations
♦ Intermediate French: Living in France


Wine Studies

♦ Wine and Food Pairing for the Sommelier
♦ International Wine Trade
♦ Chemistry and Biochemistry of Wine Production


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