Sports & Culture in France: La vie sportive

Sports & Culture in France: La vie sportive — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Instruction in English by French faculty
Program Level 3000 level courses
Courseload One 3-credit course

This program focuses on the study of sports and sports culture from a French perspective.  Course topics include: sports tourism, sports psychology and sports pedagogy.  Afternoons are spent engaging in sports activities, often with a professional sports player, such as indoor soccer, bubble soccer, beach volleyball, Petanque, trampoline, basketball, tennis, stand-up paddle, climbing, hiking.  A multi-day trip to Paris is also offered with an opportunity to attend a Rolland Garros tennis match.

See the sample schedule for an overview of the program and activities.

Coursework

Sports & Culture in France

MONT 3701

May Session

3 Credits

Spend your morning examining sports, sports psychology and the nature of professional sports in France and the USA and then engage in a variety of sport activities in the afternoon. Classes are taught by University of Minnesota experts in the field.

Syllabus for Sports & Culture in France (PDF)

Sports Management B.S. major focus elective and minor elective; Kinesiology B.S. focus elective; Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies B.S. focus elective.

Approved for Global Perspectives Theme

 

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