ART361: History of French Painting (2 qh)
Each quarter,students will study selected works representative of three different periods of French painting: the first one is a survey of the Roman and Medieval periods. During the second quarter, students will discover famous French painters of the early modern period, and the last quarter will be dedicated to the modern and post-modern periods.
FREN 269/369: Independent Reading (1, 1 qh)
Based on a written agreement between the teacher and the student. The main requirement is the choice and reading of a selected topic, adapted to the student’s language level (vocabulary, grammar), and the presentation of a reading report at the end of term.
FREN 378/478: Language Through Drama (2, 2 qh)
Use of French culture through theatre will help to develop good diction, articulation, expression of feelings and also clarity and coherence in the organization of speech
FREN 397: Internship (1-3 qh)
1 Credit repeatable for a total of 3 credits for the whole academic year. 75 hours per credit per quarter (7.5 hours per week) required. Intership credit must be included in the maximum total of 18 quarter hours.
FREN 449: The French Speaking World and its Cinema (2 qh)
This course practices a kaleidoscope of French and Francophone films via the study of themes, category, and film direction. It is designed both to develop a taste for film analysis and as an introduction to French culture. The course in which extracts of films are shown, works in tandem with the institute's film club. A francophone film is shown once a month and a foreign one once a quarter.
FREN/ARTS 273/373: French Fine Arts and Monuments (1, 1 qh)
Cultural trips will be prepared in class and a research file will be put together. Trips to visit prestigious museums and famous monuments and discover France’s architectural heritage. Option open to all. Offered the first and last terms. May not be repeated.
FREN/BUAD444,445: Business French (2, 2 qh)
This course of business French is a requirement for preparation for the oral examination of the DALF. The productive and receptive skills are cultivated through real-life situations related to the world of business. This allows the student to constantly practice the appropriate use of the language of economics. Students will work with numerous audio-visual, real-life situations, and documents.
FREN/PLSC 374: European Institutions (2 qh)
Study of the historical stages in the construction of the European Union from the beginning of the 20th century until the present day. Its real economic, social and legal role. A visit to a parliamentary session in Strasbourg if it is sitting during the period of the course.
FREN/PLSC 375: International Organizations (2 qh)
Course on the History and role of the United Nations Organization and other international organizations which are situated in Geneva. (UNO, RED CROSS, ECO, WHO, NGO and others). Guided visits are scheduled.
FREN/RELG 254/354: Religion (2, 2 qh)
This course is based on the use of varied documents (comic strips, videos, written texts, statistical charts … ), sharing of personal experience and discussion of key Bible passages directly related to the chosen theme.
FREN/SOCI 376: French Civilization (2 qh)
Through a study of the geography of France, its economy, its politics and administrative organization, this course offers the possibility to see the similarities and differences between France and other countries and facilitate integration into another social and cultural environment.
FREN256: Overview of the French Media (2 qh)
Students will be introduced to the French Media in its various forms: television, radio and the printed press. This course encourages the students to become familiarized with these different medias, nowadays available on the internet. This way, after their year at Collonges, students will be able to remain in touch with the French language, as well as with French culture and current events.
FREN435,436: Translation and Interpretation (2, 2 qh)
This course covers translation methodology and its application to translations of French texts into English and vice versa. Attention is given to the idiomatic expressions in both languages. Level of French language required: Advanced (grammar, composition and conversation).
HIST/FREN/RELH387: History of the Reformation Movement (2 qh)
Geneve is one of the privileged places where we can see traces of the reformation movement. A study of the major reformer movements and their impact on our post-modern society will be led through readings and discussions. The lessons will come to life through some field trips to important sites of different reformation movements.
HIST/FREN357: France in WWII (2 qh)
Collonges' campus had an important role in the rescue of several Jews during WWII. Traces of this period abound near our campus and will definitely bring the many stories back to life in particular ways. The lessons in this course are emphasized by field trips to important sites of WWII.
HMEC101: French Cuisine (2 qh)
This course offers a survey of selected traditional French cooking recipes and a study of their context, geographically and socially, in terms of French culture.
MUPF 171, 271, 371: Campus Choir (1, 1, 1 qh)
Based on a contract of a year. Participation in all concerts and trips is required. Entrance by audition. Change of level every term. Repertoire: Classical music of varied difficulty.
MUPF101,202,303: Applied Music (1, 1, 1 qh)
Individual piano lessons. Voice is included. A small additional fee must be paid.
PEAC101,102,103: General Fitness Program (1, 1, 1 qh)
Classes may vary upon demand of the students.
PEAC225, 226: Mountain Climbing (1 qh)
Climbing (introductory to advanced) with native French students from the Mountain Sports department. Students will be trained in basic techniques and safety skills, progressing to self-sufficiency in climbing on natural outdoor sites and on indoor climbing walls. These classes, supervised by a professional mountain guide, are offered on one half day per week, from September to December and from April to May. No previous experience required. There is a supplementary charge for this course.
PEAC325: Ski and Snowboard in the Alps (1 qh)
Advanced training in winter sports in different areas of the Alps with native French students from the Mountainn Sports department. During this course, students will be accompanied as they perfect ski and snowboard skills. These classes, supervised by a professional mountain guide, run from January to March, two half days per week, plus an intensive course over several days on a site located at the foot of the Mont Blanc. Applicants to this course must already master basic skiing skills. There is a supplementary charge for this course.
PEAC325: Ski and Snowboarding (1 qh)
Advanced training in winter sports in different areas of the Alps with native French students from the Mountain Sports department. During this course, students will be accompanied as they perfect ski and snowboard skills. These classes, supervised by a professional mountain guide, run from January to March, two half days per week, plus an intensive course over several days on a site located at the foot of the Mont Blanc. Applicants to this course must already master basic skiing skills. There is a supplementary charge for this course.