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Summer Abroad France - Courses

Americans in Paris

On this Summer Abroad program, you can

  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities.

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.


Comparative Literature (COM) 180S & 198 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Format

Lecture and class discussion are held Monday through Thursday. The classroom is on the first floor of your accommodations. Self-guided fieldtrips are described in detail in the syllabus, and allow you to discover Paris neighborhood by neighborhood at your own pace.

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered. 


You will enroll in the course set below. Expand the sections to view course descriptions. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Comparative Literature (COM) 180S. Selected Topics in Comparative Literature (4 units)
  • Lecture/Discussion—6 hour(s); Extensive Writing; Fieldwork—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR); at least one course in literature or consent of instructor. Study of selected topics appropriate to student and faculty interests and areas of specialization of the instructor. May be taught abroad. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) when topic differs. GE credit: AH, WC, WE.
  • Comparative Literature (COM) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)
  • This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.


No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.