​​​Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs

OUR PROGRAMS


MLSA offers the following program during the summer at Universite de Lyon: 

  • 4-Week Program Mid-June to Mid-July

If you're interested in another time of year, please inquire. Programs may be possible for groups or for those studying beginning through intermediate undergraduate courses.


GRADUATE – UNDERGRADUATE CREDITS
Students can receive 6 credits for the 4-week program; graduate or undergraduate courses/credits are available during the summer programs. Students can take courses for credit or non-credit. The fee will be the same. The number of credits will depend on the length of the program you select and the number of hours you will be in class. MLSA will help you with the selection of courses, transfer of credits, transcripts, and all academic aspects of the program.


Please note that the minimum enrollment in each course is six (6) students.  If the minimum enrollment is not met, MLSA reserves the right to cancel the program.  In the case of a cancelled program, MLSA will notify the students as early as possible, and return the $100 registration fee.

TEXTBOOKS
Students will purchase all the textbooks the first day of class in the University. You should plan to spend approximately $25-30.


COURSE OFFERING


CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:


FRENCH 101-102  BEGINNING FRENCH 

Undergraduate, 6 semester hours of credit, 90 classroom contact hours. Daily schedule is from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

First and second semester of French for students without any previous study of the French language, or for students who want to start the study of the French language from the beginning.   


FRENCH 203-204 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 

Undergraduate, 6 semester hours of credit, 90 classroom contact hours. Daily schedule is from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Third and fourth semester of French. Two intermediate courses designed for those students who want to improve the skills they have already acquired in the first two French courses.  Beginning 101-102 are required to take these courses. 


FRENCH 301-302 ADVANCED FRENCH 

Undergraduate, 6 semester hours of credit, 90 classroom contact hours. Daily schedule is from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Undergraduate third  year of French. Two advanced courses designed for students who want to consolidate the knowledge of the French language.  Beginning and Intermediate, or the equivalent, are required—or permission of the instructor.  


OR CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:


FRENCH 315, FRENCH COMPOSITION I

Undergraduate, 3 semester hours of credit, 45 classroom contact hours. 8:30 am to 10:30 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Prerequisite:  French 204, fourth semester of college/ equivalent, or instructor approval.Students should have a good knowledge of French grammar.  The essentials of French grammar as applied in composition are studied.   


FRENCH 320, FRENCH CONVERSATION I

Undergraduate, 3 semester hours of credit, 45 classroom contact hours. 8:30 am to 10:30 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Prerequisite:  French 204, fourth semester of college/ equivalent, or instructor approval.Intensive practice in conversation.  Pattern practice, preparation, and delivery of dialogues and topical talks.  Basic phonetics and practice in pronunciation.  


FRENCH 430 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION

Undergraduate, 3 semester hours of credit, 45 classroom contact hours. 8:30 am to 10:30 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Prerequisite:  Conversation and Composition or equivalent.Development of the cultural life of the French people as reflected in architecture, art history, literature, music, and philosophy 


FRENCH 450 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE

Undergraduate, 3 semester hours of credit, 45 classroom contact hours. 8:30 am to 10:30 am or 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Introduction to the periods of French literature from the beginning to the present. 


FRENCH 530-1  TOPICS ON FRENCH CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Graduate (undergraduate with approval from advisor), 3 semester hours of credit 45 classroom contact hours.

French culture with emphasis on the significant development of the arts, and society. 


FRENCH 530-2  DIFFERENT TOPICS ON FRENCH CULTUREAND SOCIETY

Graduate (undergraduate with approval from advisor), 3 semester hours of credit 45 classroom contact hours. 


FRENCH LITERATURE COURSES

Graduate (undergraduate with approval from advisor), 3 semester hours of credit 45 classroom contact hours.


FRENCH 616- 16th Century Literature and Poetry (Ronsard, Calvin, Montaigne)


FRENCH 617- 17th Century Literature, Poetry, Theater (Malherbe, Descartes, Corneille, Moliere, Pascal, La Fontaine, la Rochefoucauld…)


FRENCH 618-18th Century : Philosopical Spirit Awakenings (Bayle, Fontenelle), the novel before 1750, drama, (Dideort, Voltaire, Rousseau)


FRENCH 619-19th Century Authors (Lamartine, Victor Hugo, Balzac. Stendhal) poets  (Beaudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud…)


FRENCH 620-20th Century Authors (Proust, Gide); poetry, theater and novel before 1914 and after 1940. 


UniversiTE de LYon:Courses

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Please note: The Lyon Program is now open to faculty-led groups only.