The program of study for a minor in French consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours above the elementary level. The intermediate level of the language is a prerequisite for all upper level courses leading to the minor.
• To develop the fundamental language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
• To acquaint the student with the contributions, culture, literature, and history of French-speaking peoples.
• To support language and culture requirements in other disciplines with a focus on Francophone studies.
• To provide students with the skills for a variety of careers and professions which require a knowledge of and competency in French.
To satisfy the minor requirement in French, the following courses must be taken and completed with a grade of C or better:
· FRE 2311 - Intermediate French I
· FRE 2312 - Intermediate French II
· FRE 3306 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition
· FRE 3311 - French Civilization
· FRE 3312 - Advanced French Conversation
Students should choose the remaining 3 semester hours from the following courses:
· FRE 3310 - Survey of French Literature
· FRE 3318 - French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
· FRE 3324 - Twentieth Century Prose
Study Abroad Opportunities for French Minors
With the approval of the department, students may include up to 6 semester hours of credit from study abroad programs approved by the office of International Programs. Such courses must be taught in French and have French language content.