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All courses are 4 credits each unless otherwise noted. Individual language courses are not listed. For more information about the programs referenced below, please visit BU Study Abroad.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden University Studies Program

CAS DR 300 Intensive German Language and Culture: Students enroll in three 3-credit courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • German Linguistic History
  • German Literature
  • German Language
  • German History
  • Music History
  • Political Science
  • Political Philosophy

Dresden Internship Program

CAS DR 300 Intensive German Language and Culture: Along with an internship, students enroll in two 3-credit courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • German Linguistic History
  • German Literature
  • German Language
  • German History
  • Music History
  • Political Science
  • Political Philosophy

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS EN 392 Modern Irish Literature
  • CAS HI 325/PO 381 The History of Ireland
  • CAS SO 341 Contemporary Irish Society

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 308 From Caesar to Corbusier: The History of Switzerland Through its Art and Architecture
  • CAS PO/IR 446 Small States and Security Issues [This course focuses primarily on Switzerland]
  • IR 418 Politics, Nations and Identity in the New Europe: Switzerland and the European Union

Students also enroll in one French language course suitable to their level.

Grenoble, France

Grenoble Language & Liberal Arts Program

CAS LF 261 French Civilization: Students may choose from the following courses at the Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises (CUEF) for 3 credits each:

  • French History
  • French Politics and Economics
  • France and Europe
  • French Civilization and Culture
  • French Cinema
  • Twentieth-Century French Literature
  • Francophone Literature

Depending on their level, students may also choose from courses at the Université de Grenoble for 3 credits each. In the past, students have chosen courses from the following fields:

  • Art History
  • European, Italian, and French History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

London, England

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape

London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 320 Modern British Art and Design
  • CAS AH 430 Greek and Roman Art (6 credits)
  • CAS AH 440 Seminar, Late Antique and Medieval Art (6 credits)
  • CAS AH 450 Seminar, Renaissance Art (6 credits)
  • CAS AH 460 Seminar, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art (6 credits)

London History & Literature Program

Classes include:

  • CAS EN 340 Visionary Capital: The Writing of London CAS EN 391 Research Seminar in the Literature of London
  • CAS HI 246 London: Imperial City to World City CAS HI 432 Research Seminar and Tutorial in English History

London Internship Program

  • CAS AH 320 Modern British Art and Design
  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 388 British Painting from Holbein to the Twentieth Century
  • CAS EC 346 European Capital Markets
  • CAS EC 360 British Macroeconomic Policy
  • CAS EC 364 Economic Policy: A British Perspective
  • CAS EN 310 Introduction to Modern British and Irish Literature
  • CAS EN 357 Modern British Drama: A Critic’s Perspective
  • CAS EN 368 Seminar in Shakespeare Studies
  • CAS HI 249/WS 310 London Women’s Social History from Aphra Behn to the Blitz
  • CAS HI 250 British Youth Culture from 1950 to the Present
  • CAS HI 251 Cultural Capital: The History of Popular Culture in London
  • CAS HI 252 Class, Power, and the Making of British Identity
  • CAS HI 253 London at War: From the Home Front to the Frontline
  • CAS IP 403 Contemporary British Literature
  • CAS IR 361 Understanding British Foreign and Domestic Policy
  • CAS IR 392 Britain and the European Question: The Confluence of History and Politics
  • CAS IR 427 Seminar in International Business [This course focuses on Britain and the EU]
  • CAS PO/IR 335 Britain and Europe—A New Beginning
  • CAS PO 358 Issues in Contemporary Politics [This course focuses on Britain and the EU]
  • CAS PO 360 British Political Institutions
  • CAS PO 534 Comparative British and American Constitutional Law: The British Legal System
  • CAS PO 538 Current British Legal Issues
  • CAS SO 301 Challenge and Change in British Education
  • CAS SO 321 Contemporary Issues in British Welfare

London Liberal Arts Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 319 Arts and Media in Britain
  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AR 514 Graphic Design in Britain
  • CAS EC 346 European Capital Markets
  • CAS EC 364 Economic Policy—A British Perspective
  • CAS EN 310 Introduction to Modern British and Irish Literature
  • CAS IR 392 Britain and the European Question: The Confluence of History and Politics
  • CAS PO 360 British Political Institutions
  • CAS PO 534 Comparative British and American Constitutional Law: The British Legal System
  • CAS SO 321 Contemporary Issues in British Welfare
  • CAS WS 305 Critical Issues in Women’s Studies: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Femininity and Popular Culture in Great Britain

Padua, Italy

Padua Language & Liberal Arts Program

Classes include:

  • CAS HI 260 The Venetian Republic
  • CAS HI 330 Modern Italian History
  • CAS IR 322 Topics in Italian and European Politics
  • CAS IT 290 The Veneto: History and Culture
  • CAS IT 341 Introduction to Art History: From Giotto to Tiepolo
  • CAS IT 343 Contemporary Italian Literature
  • CAS IT 344 Topics in Italian Music History
  • CAS IT 401 History of the Jews in Italy
  • CAS IT 402 Making of the European Union
  • CAS IT 403 History of the Italian Cinema
  • CAS IT 520 Art Seminar on Masterworks of the Italian Renaissance in Venice/Tuscany

Students also enroll in one Italian language course suited to their level. In addition to the BU courses, students may choose one to two 4-credit courses from the Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD). Students who wish to take a course at UNIPD should be fairly confident in their Italian language skills. Some courses that have been taken by students at UNIPD in the past are listed below:

  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Contemporary Italian Poetry
  • History of Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature
  • Early Modern European History
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (German, French, Spanish)
  • History of Italian Cinema
  • Film Studies
  • Contemporary Italian History
  • European Political Organizations
  • European (EU) Studies
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Political and Economic Geography
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups
  • Sociology

Paris, France

Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange, Paris, France

Sciences Po is well known for its strong programs in political science, international relations, and history, although students from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. BU students must take their courses in French.

London & Paris: Architecture and Urbanism Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 381 London Architecture and Urbanism
  • CAS AH 383 Paris and its Architecture: From Monument to Urban Landscape

Paris Contemporary Studies Program

Classes include:

  • Advanced French and Critical Workshop (3 credits)
  • CAS LF 486 Topics in Contemporary Studies

During the second part of the semester, students will enroll in three, 3-credit courses at Paris VIII.

Paris Internship Program

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 356 French Art and Architecture: Contemporary Art in Paris
  • CAS EC 361 Economic Development of Europe: From Economic to Political Union
  • CAS LF 342 Paris Aujourd’hui: French Society and Civilization through the Performing Arts
  • CAS LF 343 La France à Paris: Paris in Literature and the Arts
  • CAS LF 344 Postcolonial Paris: Cultural and Political History of Colonization and Immigration in Paris
  • CAS PO 450 Paris Politique: Institutions of the Fifth Republic and Current Event

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Landscape Painting Program (Summer)

Classes include:

  • CAS AH 257 Renaissance Art [This course focuses on Italian art]

Students also enroll in one Italian language course suitable to their level.