Business in France

Business in France — French Track

Overview

Coursework

Required Courses

Global Business & 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 at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. Taught in English.

Syllabus for Global Business & Industry (PDF)

Approved for the Global Perspectives theme

 

French Language

MONT 3015 or 3016

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits 

Advanced levels of language are offered in a special language program for international students and is included in the program fee. 

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

Enroll in 6–12 credits at MOMA (at least 1 course must be in French):

Montpellier Management Institute (MOMA) Courses (French)

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

2 credits

Integrated courses in French In MOMA 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. 

Students can send the Learning Abroad Center a list of desired courses based on the US curriculm to confirm whether the courses are offered in French at MOMA.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French

Montpellier Management Institute (MOMA) Courses (English)

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

2 credits

Courses in English at MOMA (formerly ISEM) come back as 2 US credits each, as long as the course has the required 27 contact hours. The contact hours are listed next to the course title on the ISEM web site. MOMA syllabi are also available.

 

Elective Courses

Enroll in 3–6 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. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. 

Syllabus for 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 Research (PDF) 

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French 

Internship

MONT 3303

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

This course accompanies the internship and reflects on work culture in France. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. 

Syllabus for Internship (PDF)

Sample Placements

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college French

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

Medieval Literature: Arthurian Legends & 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. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants. 

Syllabus for Medieval 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, & 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. Taught at program center exclusively to LAC program participants.   

Syllabus for Medieval Literature: Love, Heresey, & Betrayal (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

Students can enroll in 1–2 integrated courses at Paul Valery University in a variety of fields of study, including human resource management.  See compiled fall semester course catalog and spring catalog for listing of typical courses offered.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French

University of Montpellier courses

MONT Integrated

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 credits

Students can enroll in additional courses at the University of Montpellier in a variety of fields of study.

Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level French

Global Identity—Optional Online Course

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit 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. There is an additional cost for this course.

Program Handbook 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