French Universities

In addition to courses offered at Reid Hall, students have the opportunity to enroll in offerings at our French University partners including Sciences Po, the Université de Paris, the Université de la Sorbonne, the Panthéon Sorbonne and the Nouveau collège d'Etudes Politiques (NCEP). Explore the subject areas available at each school below.

Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne



Art History



Urban Studies

Philosophy (License 3 courses only)

Visual Arts

  • To be eligible to take courses in visual arts, you must submit a portfolio or an audition during your application process.

Université de Paris

Litterature and Social Sciences (License 1 & 2)

Litterature and the Arts (License 1 & 2)

Litterature, Arts, and Cinema (License 1, 2, 3)

History (License 1 & 2)

Geography (License 1 & 2)

Sociology and Anthropology (License 1 & 2)

Sociology and Anthropology (License 3)

Economics (License 1 & 2)

Any students interested in the following fields should request a special advising session by writing to [email protected].


Sciences Po

A prestigious university in the social sciences, enrollment is typically reserved for students who major or concentrate in Political Science or International Relations. Students are restricted to taking courses offered in French. If interested, you must undertake an additional application process (Special Program Options) upon admission to Columbia in Paris, by submitting a letter of motivation and a resume.

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Nouveau College d'Études Politiques

Columbia in Paris and the NCEP offer a joint seminar on global inequalities to students from both institutions. Please note that this course is offered only in the fall semester and is held at Reid Hall.

Mondialisations et inegalités

This course is taught in two sections by two different professors.


Current social changes can be analyzed in terms of “new inequalities”. The main objective of this course is to decipher the ideas that inform this new paradigm of inequalities (of place/location, class, position etc.) as well as the forms of inequalities they can be manifested through the different categories.

Excerpts of works both in French and English will be utilized for critical thinking and discussion. Each student will be responsible for a research paper that will allow students to delve deeply into a topic or aspect of a topic relevant to what has already been covered in class discussions.

Poverty and globalization:

The objective of this course is to examine the manner in which contemporary global phenomenon have reconfigured the world economy: be it developing countries, new and old rich countries, or poor countries, the question in each case will be to study what economic asymmetries globalization has or has not reshaped.