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C'est la Vie! Harrington Goes to Paris

May 14, 2012 General, Graphic & Comm. Design, Interior Design, Photography 0 Comments

Harrington College International Studies

Harrington’s International Studies program provides students with an opportunity to study design within a community fundamentally different from ours in Chicago. At Harrington, we believe that cultivating international connections can strengthen students’ overall educational experience, leading to a deeper understanding of the world’s cultural diversity.

This year as part of this program, five Harrington undergraduate students will be studying and living abroad in Paris from June through August through a partnership forged with INSEEC, a group of French schools with locations throughout Paris.

While our students are studying abroad, they will be encouraged to explore new places and study architecture, urban planning, cultural aspects, history and current affairs, and immerse themselves in the small rituals and routines of daily life that are simply unavailable to tourists. As they develop an appreciation for other cultures, they also will be attending two classes each to earn credit for Interior Design, Photography and Communication Design program electives.

A few examples of the program courses Harrington students can take in Paris are:

ELE285: International Studies

This course provides students with an immersion learning opportunity through lectures, reading, discussions and guided walks and tours. History, art, interior design, architecture and urban design will form the basis for students’ investigations.

PHO372: Advanced People and Fashion Photography

Led by instructor Nino Rakichevich, this advanced-level course focuses on the photography of people in fashion, glamour and/or commercial environments. Students are required to secure a shoot. Other topics covered include the specialized business aspects required for this kind of shoot. Marketing strategies used by fashion and glamour photographers will be explored.

HUM333 French Culture

Students will be immersed in a selective overview of the history, literature, art and architecture of France from the time of Louis XIV through the 20th century, both through lectures and visits to museums and other historical sites in the city and occasional trips to outlying suburbs.

To those fortunate students taking the trip this year - Bonne chance!

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