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International tracks for international undergraduate students 2018-19

There are 3 tracks, and each has 3/4 obligatory classes and several options.
  • 1) English Track– all classes in English (for level A1/A2/B1.1 students)
  • 2) Mixed Track – most classes in English but one or two in French (for level B1.2/ B2.1 students)
  • 3)French Track – most classes in French (for level B2.2/C1/C2 students)

VERY IMPORTANT: The track that you are placed in depends on your level of French (certified by you on registration). 

Please do not exaggerate your level of French as the classes in French (CMs, CSs and CFs) are DIFFICULT to follow. 

B2.2 is the passport to track 3 – track 3 means you study a seminar in French (large quantities of intellectual content in French with French students + debates, exams, papers, summaries).  So if you are B2.2 or above, but don’t want to study seminars in French, tick the box “track 2”.  

In track 2, your seminar is in English (CMINT) but you still have 2 seminars with other international students: ‘Français pour les sciences sociales’, and ‘France, Etat, Société, Institutions’ and can choose CF and CS (lectures) in French too in which you are mixed with French students.

If you are here for a year, you can, on request, move from track 2 to track 3 in semester 2.

5 ECTS per course, 35 ECTS maximum per student per semester

30 ECTS = CEPSS or COPS certificate

* CEPSS – Certificat d’Etudes Politiques et Sciences Sociales, COPS Certificate of Political Studies

The CEPSS is an undergraduate diploma awarded by Grenoble IEP.  Following European legislation, it benefits from specific (extra) credits for each course.   It is not a national diploma. Students must pass 30 ECTS (obtain more than 10/20 in each course).

 

You will find all the 2017-18 details here:

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/ang/admission/semester-1/

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/ang/admission/semester-2/

for 2018-19 most classes will not change

we will try to place you in the CMINT of your choice (the choice on your learning agreement) whenever possible

final 2018-19 classes will be published at the end of the summer break

 

DETAILS OF TRACKS

 

TRACK 1 Semester 1: English track for international students with A1/A2 or B1.1 French

1/ Seminar: French language class (FLE)

2/ Seminar: France, state, institutions and society (FEIS) – taught in English

3/ Seminar CMINT on an international/comparative politics theme taught in English

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

TRACK 1 Semester 2: English track for international students with A1/A2 or B1.1 French

1/ Seminar: French language class (FLE)

2/ Seminar: France, state, institutions and society (FEIS) only for S2 students – taught in English

3/ Seminar CMINT on an international/comparative politics theme taught in English

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

 

TRACK 2 Semester 1: Mixed track for international students with B1.2 or B2.1 French

1/ Seminar: Français pour les sciences sociales (FLE) – French language class

2/ Seminar: France, Etat, institutions et société (FEIS) – taught in French

3/ Seminar CMINT on an international/comparative politics theme – taught in English

4/ CS La France et les questions internationales – taught in French

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

TRACK 2 Semester 2: Mixed track for international students with B1.2 or B2.1 French

1/ Seminar: Français pour les sciences sociales (FLE) – French language class

2/ Seminar: France, Etat, institutions et société (FEIS) only for S2 students – taught in French

3/ Seminar CMINT on an international/comparative politics theme taught in English

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

 

TRACK 3 Semester 1: French Track for international students with B2.2/C1/C2 French

1/ Seminar: Français sur objectifs universitaires (FLE) – French language class
or Seminar CM on a social science theme taught in French – for bilingual students (C2 or francophone)

2/ Seminar: France, Etat, institutions, société (FEIS) – taught in French

3/ Seminar CM on a social science theme taught in French

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

TRACK 3 Semester 2: French Track for international students with B2.2/C1/C2 French

1/ Seminar: Français sur objectifs universitaires (FLE) – French language class
or Seminar CM on a social science theme taught in French – for bilingual students (C2 or francophone)

2/ Seminar: France, Etat, institutions, société (FEIS) only for S2 students – taught in French

3/ Seminar CM on a social science theme taught in French

+ free choice of classes to obtain 35 ECTS

 

OPTIONAL CLASSES

 

1/ CF (Lecture with all the French students of a year group) – free choice – taught in French (for tracks 2 & 3) – just attend class, no registration necessary

2/ CS (electives for the French students) – free choice – taught in English (for track 1) taught in French or English (for tracks 2 & 3), just attend class, no registration necessary

3/ Foreign language – only 1 per semester – no beginner classes – send message to admin officer on arrival

English B1 or B2 or C1

German B1 or B2 or C1

Spanish B1 or B2 or C1

Italian B1 or B2 or C1

4/ Sports class – free choice, for example multisports class (mountain biking/climbing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding in semester 2… on Monday or Tuesday from 7.30 am to 12.45 pm) or many other choices at different times of the week –  only 1 per semester

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/vie-etudiante/la-vie-sportive/decouvrir-et-sinscrire-au-sport/

5/ UGA partner university class

The UGA website gives an idea of the degrees on offer there, but for information on specific courses open to international students, you will need to visit the faculty international relations departments at the beginning of the semester (Science, Social Science, Languages) to obtain a list of their available courses.  http://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/

 

 


Your learning agreement.  Our available courses may change before the September/January semesters. Don’t worry: You will be able to make modifications to your learning agreement in October and February when you are sure of what you will be studying.  Your study abroad officer will be flexible on this point.

We will not have the class schedules until September.  Most classes have independent time slots so this is no problem, but if 2 of your chosen courses clash, you will need to change class choice and modify your learning agreement.
Don’t forget to write the course codes (CM = seminar/ CF & CS = lectures/ 1A = 1st year course, 3A = 3rd year course)
CM FLE
CM FEIS
CM INT  (in English with International students)
CM 1A or CM 3A (in French with mainly French students)
CF 1A or CF 3A  (in French with mainly French students)
CS (in French, English or Spanish)