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About the Program: 

Whether you are thinking about an international career or just yearn for a life of travel, a minor in French can prepare you for the world ahead, or signal to employers and graduate schools that you are ready for international opportunities. A minor involves taking six courses, as described below, and can augment your major program.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr
Required Courses (6-18 cr)*
FRE 301 French Conversation and Composition
FRE 302 French Conversation and Composition

FRE 101 French I
FRE 102 French II
FRE 201 Intermediate French I
FRE 202 Intermediate French II

Areas of Advanced Study

Language and Linguistics
FRE 303 Translation
FRE 305 Phonetics and Orthography
FRE 415 Advanced Grammar and Composition
FRE 416 Advanced Conversation and Composition
FRE 417 Business French

French Literature and Culture
FRE 306 Lit and Culture of France Prehistory to Renaissance
FRE 307 Lit and Culture of France Renaissance to Revolution
FRE 308 Lit and Culture of France Nineteenth Century
FRE 309 Survey of French Literature (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century)
FRE 411 Studies in French Poetry
FRE 412 Studies in French Novel
FRE 413 Studies in French Theater

Francophone Literature and Culture
FRE 341 Francophone Literature in Translation (3 credits)

*Students who begin with FRE 101 must select one (1) course within any advanced study area. Students who begin with FRE 102 or FRE 201 must select at least two (2) courses within one advanced study area. Students who begin study in FRE 202 or higher must elect two courses or more in any two advanced study areas for a total of 21 credits.

Modern and Classical Languages

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