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Fast Facts: French Minor

  • Includes not only coursework in the French language but also study of French and Francophone culture and literature
  • Employs a practical, communicative approach in teaching the French language
  • Students can apply several French courses toward a minor or major in Global, Cultural and Language Studies

Program requirements

Minor: 20 credits

Sample curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Expand and Collapse FRN 3301 - Adv French & Francophone Lit

Study of different genres of literature, such as novels, drama, and autobiography, through close reading and interpretation of significant literary works from various francophone countries. Prerequisite: FRN 2301 or permission of instructor.

Expand and Collapse FRN 3303 - Advanced Conversation I

Focus on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Expand and Collapse FRN 3304 - Advanced Conversation II

Focus on greater fluency in speaking. Emphasis on expanded vocabulary and more complex structures. Prerequisite: FRN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Expand and Collapse FRN 3305 - French Comp & Correspondence

Students strengthen writing skills in French through applied grammar exercises which relate to narration, description, dialogue and personal and professional correspondence. Prerequisite: FRN 2302 or permission of instructor.

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  • "I study French for the beautiful intellectual history of the language and to learn about the intricacies of the country's constant political discord. The French aren't afraid to disagree and stand up for what they want; I think we can learn from that."

    – David Walsh, ‘13