Study in Paris with Skidmore Professor William S. Lewis from the Philosophy Department. The fall 2013 Paris Fall Seminar, titled "'68 and After: Revolution and Reaction in French Politics and Culture," offers students the chance to study the profound cultural changes which occurred in France after the evens of May 1968 and to place them in the context of French History and Political thought.Unique characteristics
The Program and Seminar Director
The Paris Fall Seminar program, offered every fall, is a faculty-led program designed to offer students an opportunity to study in Paris, even if they have little or no French language skills. The program is hosted by the Skidmore in Paris program, which has been offered since 1980. The Seminar Director position is filled by a different Skidmore professor each year, and past directors have come from the departments of History, Government, Foreign Languages & Literature, and English.
The Seminar Director for the fall 2013 program is William S. Lewis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, who teachers Social and Political Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Skidmore College.
Participants enroll in a total of four courses: a beginning or low-intermediate French language course, a course on French culture, society or history related to the topic of the seminar, and two additional courses within the theme of the seminar. There is no French language requirement for the Paris Fall Seminar − all courses, except the French language course, are taught in English.
'68 and After: Revolution and Reaction in French Politics and Culture
The Skidmore Center
Staffed by our Resident Director and staff, the program center is located in the heart of Paris, in the 3rd arrondisement, close to the Centre Georges Pompidou, the well-known and vast complex for the arts and culture.
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