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Summer 2018- Thematic Program French Language Studies

May 22- July 13

FREN 3250 Introduction to French Literature: L'Argent dans la littérature française – 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dr. Emily Thompson
Course Description: In this advanced- level French literature course students will analyze culturally determined attitudes towards money and business as reflected in French novels. In Le Capital au XXIe siècle, French economist Thomas Piketty claimed that novelists cease to depict money after 1914. He has in mind 19th century novels seeped in monetary references like Honoré de Balzac's Eugénie Grandet. A study of French contemporary literature clearly indicates, however, that money continues to constitute a common theme. Does money symbolize something significantly different in more recent novels? How do these authors treat notions like profit, wealth and class? By considering contemporary novels that focus on their protagonists' relationship to money and profit, students will be able to discern attitudes that make particular sense to French readers from the perspective of their literary tradition and socio-historical context.|
Course Syllabus

FREN 4650/MNGT 3100 Issues in Management: Leadership – 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dr. Gaetan Cantale
Course Description: This course will be a Management course focusing on leadership and will be taught in French. Students can take the course for FREN credit.

Housing and Meals
Students live in Webster arranged housing in a local residence hall with access to kitchen facilities. For more information, click here 

Program Costs
Study Abroad Fee: $275
Application Deposit*: $165 (due at the time of application)
Webster Tuition: $4,260 (6 credits) 

*This amount does not include meals, round-trip airfare, or personal spending money

Students may be eligible for the Webster World Traveler Program and other study abroad scholarships.  Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Application Process
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the study abroad fee, write brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport sized photos. 

*The $165 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met: 1) Student attends the program 2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys 3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.