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.

Minor Program Requirements (21 credits)

FRE 101 Beginning French I (3 credits)
FRE 102 Beginning French II (3 credits)
FRE 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits)
FRE 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits)

Required for Minor

FRE 301 French Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 302 French Conversation and Composition (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.

Areas of Advanced Study

Language and Linguistics
FRE 303 Translation (3 credits)
FRE 305 Phonetics and orthography (3 credits)
FRE 415 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 416 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3 credits)
FRE 417 Business French (3 credits)

French Literature and Culture
FRE 306 Lit and Culture of France Prehistory to Renaissance (3 credits)
FRE 307 Lit and Culture of France Renaissance to Revolution (3 credits)
FRE 308 Lit and Culture of France Nineteenth Century (3 credits)
FRE 309 Survey of French Literature (Nineteenth and Twentieth Century) (3 credits)
FRE 411 Studies in French Poetry (3 credits)
FRE 412 Studies in French Novel (3 credits)
FRE 413 Studies in French Theater (3 credits)

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

Program Requirements: 

More information about this minor may be obtained through Modern and Classical Languages.

Modern and Classical Languages

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