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University of Geneva Courses

All students in Tracks A and B may choose to enroll in Université de Genève courses from the faculties/departments listed below. The language requirement to take full advantage of the courses is advanced. Some courses taught in English are available for students with less than two years of French (mostly in the spring semester).

Courses in classical studies, gender studies, French, English, cinema, art history, history, civilization in the Middle Ages, linguistics, comparative literature, musicology, philosophy. For foreign languages (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian), classes include more hours than at Smith

Courses in social sciences, political science, socioeconomics, economics, international management, and international trade.

Courses in international economics, history, anthropology, international law, and international relations.

One of the oldest translation schools in the world, the FTI of the Université de Genève offers courses in translation, linguistics, multilingual communication, and interpretation.

  • Other Faculties

The university also houses the Faculté des Sciences, Faculté de Psychologie et d'Education and the Faculté de Théologie. The Schools of Medicine and Law are not open to students on the Smith Geneva Program.

The Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development Courses

Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher can take one course in the fields of international studies, sociology, development, international economics and law at The Graduate Institute. Courses are provided in French or in English, all papers and oral presentations can be in either language. The Graduate Institute is a unique institution between the academic world and international organizations. All students on the program can benefit from its libraries and unique research atmosphere.

Smith College also has a separate joint BA/MA degree program with the Graduate Institute.