International tracks for undergraduate exchange and free mover students

> International tracks for undergraduate exchange and free mover students

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In France, university students have a considerable number of modules each week.  We recommend you take the 3 mandatory courses plus 3-4 optional courses.  Each module is taught once a week for 2 hours. 

There are 3 tracks, and each has 3 mandatory classes and several options – SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS

  • 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 or all classes in French (for level B2.2/C1/C2 students)

COURSE REGISTRATION: online when you arrive at Sciences Po Grenoble – wait to receive the registration email.  

LEARNING AGREEMENT: The deadline to send your Learning Agreement (LA) to the academic advisor anna.jeannesson@sciencespo-grenoble.fr is July 15 so that we can organise the 3 mandatory classes (which have restricted student numbers).  Please adapt this Erasmus model learning agreement (before) with your own information, or use your own university one.  Here is the DURING learning agreement that you can fill with your own information if you have to make changes.

YOUR LANGUAGE LEVELS: Your track depends on your level of French.  When you are nominated, you will do a free online language test and post the screenshot of your result.  Do not be tempted to exaggerate your level of French as the classes in French (CMs, CSs and CFs) are DIFFICULT to follow.   But please do not underestimate your level either.  Make sure we have the true level.  Your level will be checked on the first days of term.

Track 3 requires a B2.2 level of French and means you study a seminar in French (fairly 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 in French with other international students: ‘Français pour les sciences sociales’, and ‘France, Etat, Société, Institutions’.  If your French is very good, you 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 (except “tutoring” 3 ECTS)

We advise you to take 30 ECTS per semester (maximum 40 ECTS, minimum 15 ECTS),  depending on your faculty requirements

 

You will find all the class details here:

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

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

http://www.sciencespo-grenoble.fr/ang/admission/international-tracks/select_your_options/

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

The final class list and schedule will be published at the end of the summer break.

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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 (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need

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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 (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need

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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

+ free choice of classes (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need

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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 (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need

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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
NB Students with C1 level and above, please choose a replacement class in French (CF, CS)

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 (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need

 

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

NB Students with C1 level and above, please choose a replacement class in French (CF, CS)

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

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

+ free choice of classes (see options here) to obtain the number of ECTS you need