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Critical Theory, Literature & Media

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Sciences Po

Location: Paris, France


This program questions common sense conceptualizations of the world in which we live, as both fostered and examined by political discourse, literature, the media, and cultural production. Through exposure to foundational critical works, literary reflections, and field trips to historical and cultural sites, students will learn about the development of Critical Theory within the historical context of the ideological enthusiasms and conflicts of twentieth century Europe, while also being challenged to apply these theories to the contemporary world. The program also includes intensive language classes in French, as well as visits to historic and cultural sites in Paris and elsewhere in France.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Fall

Languages: English, French

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to enroll in a French language course on the program.


Choice of home stay or dormitory-style housing.

Program Costs: 

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