French Minor

Overview

The French minor is designed to enable students to acquire an intermediate high to advanced proficiency in French in all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Students are required to spend one semester abroad in a French-speaking country to complete the French minor, gaining cross-cultural experience and literacy in the process.

Prerequisite for Minor Entry

Students must demonstrate proficiency in French 202 Intermediate French II (4) (or placement exam) prior to entry into the French minor.

Minor Requirements

20-24 credit hours

Complete the following:

A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FREN 202 Intermediate French II or placement by exam.
A thorough review of French to develop an intermediate proficiency in the language. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing short essays, and developing conversational skills. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: FREN 301 Intermediate/Advanced French I or placement by exam.
A one-semester overseas experience. Students take university courses while living abroad in France. All programs of study subject to the approval of the French faculty and the director of overseas study. Prerequisite: application, completion of FREN 302 Intermediate/Advance French II, and junior status or above.

FREN 490 Study Abroad must be taken after completion of FREN 301/302. 12 credits hours abroad must be 300-level or above, taught entirely in French, in an approved program, in a French-speaking country.