Study Abroad in Montpellier, France

Study Abroad in Montpellier, France — Summer Study

Coursework

Please refer to this chart to view all courses offered during Summer Study and in which session(s) they are offered. Descriptions and syllabi are provided below.

Courses for Students with 0–3 Semesters of French

The following courses are offered to students who have no prior French language study or have completed 1–3 semesters of French:

Beginning French

MONT 1001

Summer

5 Credits

Introduces students to the four language skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Topics include everyday issues (shopping, directions, family, housing). Equivalent to A1 level.

Syllabus for Beginning French (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 1001

Advanced Beginning French

MONT 1002

Summer

5 Credits

Continues to develop students’ competency in the four language skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Topics include everyday issues (shopping, directions, family, housing, etc.). Equivalent to A1 level.

Syllabus for Advanced Beginning French (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 1002

Intermediate French

MONT 1003

Summer

5 Credits

Development of listening, writing, and speaking skills in the context of cultural themes related to the Francophone world. Grammar review and elaboration. Equivalent to A2 level.

Syllabus for Intermediate French (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 1003

Advanced Intermediate French

MONT 1004

Summer

5 Credits

Continued development of listening, writing, and speaking skills in the context of cultural themes related to the Francophone world. Grammar review and elaboration. Equivalent to A2 level.

Syllabus for Advanced Intermediate French (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 1004

Courses for Students with 4+ Semesters of French

The following courses are offered to students who have completed 4 or more semesters of French:

French Composition & Communication

MONT 3015

Summer

3 Credits

Advanced study of French with particular emphasis on grammar review, vocabulary building, oral communication skills, and language usage in cultural contexts. Equivalent to B1-B2 levels.

Syllabus for French Composition & Communication (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 3015

Advanced French Composition & Communication

MONT 3016

Summer

3 Credits

Advanced study of grammar in context: emphasis on writing for varied communicative purposes, reading for style and content, translation. Students must have completed the equivalent of Fren 3015 (5th semester). Equivalent to B1-B2 levels.

Syllabus for Advanced French Composition & Communication (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 3016

French Expression

MONT 3010

Summer

3-6 Credits

Course Content: Intensive work in oral/written communication. Students must have completed the equivalent of FREN 3016 (6th semester). Equivalent to B2 level.

Syllabus for French Expression (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 3010

La France Mosaïque: Perspectives on Contemporary France

MONT 3311

(Summer Session 1 only)

3 Credits

Explore current perspectives on immigration in France. This course will be taught in French and will include visits and excursions around Montpellier and the surrounding region. You will visit various organizations dedicated to naturalization services, public housing, immigrants' rights, non-violence, anti-racism and anti-discrimination. You will also take part in service-learning with local organizations.

Syllabus for La France Mosaique (PDF)

UofM equivalent: FREN 3650; Civ. course requirement or elective for major/minor.

Approved for Social Sciences Core and Civic Life and Ethics Theme as well as Global Perspectives Theme.

History of French Cinema

MONT 3101

(Summer Session 2 only)

3 Credits

In this course, you will examine the unique history and artistic form of French cinema and explore key themes of French society during the 20th Century through the lens of cinema.

Syllabus for History of French Cinema (PDF)

Approved for Arts, Humanities Core and Global Perspectives Theme.

French for Science & Technology

MONT 3110

(Summer Session 2 only)

3 Credits

This course will focus on grammar and vocabulary relevant to the fields of science and technology. It will include visits to local industry.

Syllabus for French for Science & Technology (PDF)

 

 

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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