Engineering in France

Engineering in France — French Track

Overview

Coursework

Required Courses

Enroll in a 3-credit language course:

French Language

MONT 3015 or 3016

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Advanced levels of language are offered in the special language program for international students and is included in the program fee.  More advanced language levels are available, as needed:

Students beyond 6th semester French can enroll in a more advanced language course.  

Enroll in 6-12 credits at the University of Montpellier:

University of Montpellier Polytech courses (in French)

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Select courses from the compiled Polytech course catalogFields of study listings provide more detailed syllabi, where available. 

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French 

University of Montpellier Polytech courses (in English)

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

1-3 credits

A variety of courses are offered in English by field. Classes are alongside French students, and offerings vary by semester. The compiled catalog lists US credit equivalencies.  Courses are listed below by field.  Courses listed as "Projects" are directed study research projects:

University of Montpellier courses

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Additional integrated courses at the University of Montpellier in a variety of fields of study with links to syllabi provided, if available. Upper-division courses are typically License 3 and Master's 1 courses at the University of Montpellier.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French

 

Elective Courses

Enroll in a maximum of 6 credits of elective courses:

Conversation (advanced)

MONT 3309

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Conversation practice through discussions on current topics, films and articles with the class and with an assigned conversation topic.  

Syllabus for French Conversation (advanced) (pdf)

Prerequisites: 4 semesters of college-level French

UofM equivalent: FREN 3018 (do not repeat if already taken on campus)

Directed Research

MONT 3993

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Under the supervision of a University of Montpellier faculty member, a student engages in 100 hours of directed research on a topic designed by the student in consultation with the on-site faculty member. Topics must be pre-approved prior to participation.

Syllabus for Directed Studies/Research (pdf) 

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French 

Global Business and Industry: France at the Crossroads

MONT 3802

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

This course examines the development and current state of the European business environment from a French perspective. Topics will include the background/aftermath of the establishment of the European Union (EU) as well as institutional, political, legal and socio-cultural factors at work in the contemporary business and industry landscape. Taught in English..  

Syllabus (pdf)

UofM equivalent: Approved for Global Perspectives Theme  

Internship

MONT 3303

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Placements in non-profit organizations with a focus on observation and service-learning. A mandatory course in French accompanies the internship and covers work culture in France.

Syllabus for Montpellier Internship (pdf)

Sample placements

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college French

UofM equivalent: FREN 3650. Fulfills elective credit for major/minor.

Medieval Literature: Arthurian Legends and the Middle Ages

MONT 3024W

Spring Semester

3 credits

This course gives students a thorough understanding of the Arthurian tradition as it has been depicted in French in the medieval period and the present day. Students will also acquire critical thinking and analytical skills with respect to works of literature and television drama/cinema, and learn how these artistic creations function from a sociological/socio-cultural perspective.

Syllabus for Medieval French Literature: Arthurian Legends (pdf)

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college French prior to program start

UofM equivalent: Approved for Literature Core and Global Perspectives Theme

Medieval Literature: Love, Heresy, and Betrayal in the Middle Ages

MONT 3021W

Fall Semester

3 credits

This course examines the origins of French literature and its development during Western Europe’s first true Renaissance of the 12th and 13th centuries.  

Syllabus for Medieval French Literature (pdf)

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college French prior to program start

UofM equivalent: Approved for Literature Core and Global Perspectives Theme

Paul Valery University courses

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Select a limited number of Integrated courses at Paul Valery University in a variety of liberal arts fields of study. See compiled fall semester course catalog and spring catalog for listing of typical courses offered.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French

Optional Course (for an additional fee)

Global Identity

OLPD 3303

Fall & Spring Semesters

1 Credit

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals. This course is offered for an additional fee.

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme

Visa Information

I-UROP Scholarship

University of Minnesota students participating in a research project on
this program may be eligible for the International Undergraduate Research
Opportunities Program (I-UROP) Scholarship