Romance Languages offers a minor in French for students who wish to pursue their passion for French language and culture, but are unable to commit to the major program. The emphasis in the minor is on French language and culture, with a course on the History of Ideas (French 283: Histoire des Idées), as its centerpiece.
French minors will achieve proficiency in the French language and an in-depth knowledge of French culture by completing at least 21 credits in seven courses. Course distribution for the French minor includes the following:
a. FREN 261, 283
b. One course in civilization: FREN 280, 281, or 282
c. At least two courses in 300-level French
d. Two additional courses in French numbered 200 or above. The department head may authorize one 200-level Romance-language literature course taught in English by Romance Languages faculty toward the requirements of the minor.
The department strongly recommends FREN 212 as a study abroad experience. Students may count a total of three relevant French courses from study abroad in a French-speaking country towards the French minor.