Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France — Language & Culture

Academics: Language & Culture

Required Courses 

For UofM students, these 3 courses will combine to count for FREN 1003+1004 or 1004+3015.

3 credits each, for a total of 9 credits:

Intermediate Grammar and Methodology

MONT 1301

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Available only to students on the Language and Culture program.  Analysis of the French language and linguistic structures.  Must be combined with either Academic Writing or Phonetics for a total of 6 credits. 

Syllabus (pdf)

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of college-level French 

U of M equivalent: The 3 required courses combine to count for FREN 1003+1004 or 1004+3015. 

Intermediate Conversation

MONT 1309

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Available only to students on the Language and Culture program.  Conversation practice through discussions on current topics, films and articles with the class and with an assigned conversation topic.  

Syllabus (pdf)

Prerequisite:  2 semesters of college-level French prior to program start

U of M equivalent: For UofM students, the 3 required courses combine to count for FREN 1003+1004 or 1004+3015.  

Intermediate Academic Writing

MONT 1302W

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Available only to students on the Language and Culture program. This course will strengthen your ability to write well in French on a range of academic topics.  An additional emphasis on vocabulary development will give you greater confidence to express yourself orally and in writing in an academic context.  

Syllabus (pdf)

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of college-level French 

UofM equivalent: For UofM students, the 3 required courses combine to count for FREN 1003+1004 or 1004+3015. 

 

Elective Courses

Choose 2 courses. 3 credits each:

Contemporary French Civilization

MONT 3312

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Study of contemporary French society. 2.5 hours per week. 

Syllabus (pdf)

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of college-level French 

Approved for Social Sciences OR Historical Perspectives Core and Global Perspectives Theme

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)

Community Engagement

MONT 3000-level

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

This course accompanies the engagement opportunity and reflects on work culture in France. Placement options for students with limited French may include assisting with coaching after-school sports teams, working with charities, and assisting with English language classes in school settings. Taught in English.

Students with sufficient French language skills can enroll in the internship course in French (MONT 3303) instead and have a wider selection of possible placements.

Syllabus (Community Engagement, taught in English) (pdf)

Syllabus (MONT 3303, taught in French) (pdf)

UofM equivalent (if enrolled in MONT 3303 in French): FREN 3650. Fulfills elective credit for major/minor.

Phonetics

MONT 3014

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

Study of French sounds and intonation and phonetic transcription.   

Syllabus (pdf)

Note: UofM students who have taken 3014 on campus cannot enroll in the Phonetics course in Montpellier.

Prerequisite: 2 semesters of college-level French

U of M equivalent: FREN 3014 

Paul Valery University courses

MONT 3XXX

Fall & Spring Semesters

3 Credits

English-taught courses offered at Paul Valery University.

 

 

 

Online Course (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