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French Studies Minor

Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 12 to 32
  • Study abroad will be strongly encouraged, to be determined by student interest and focus, throughout the French-speaking world. Our program will work to facilitate the achievement of University of Minnesota system-wide goals, which call for 50 percent of students to participate in a study abroad experience.
The French Studies minor complements any liberal arts degree. French has been the language of a major world culture for centuries and is the traditional language of the arts and philosophy. As global commerce and communication become the norm, French shares status with English as one of the two official languages of the European community, and provides a solid basis for careers in business, law, human services, and diplomacy.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Core Courses (0-20 cr)
Students with previous language study may be exempt from some core requirements and should consult the department about placement.
FR 1101 - Beginning French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1102 - Beginning French II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1201 - Intermediate French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1202 - Intermediate French II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 2301 - Advanced French [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Electives (12 cr)
To enroll in these courses a student must have earned a grade of C or better in 2301, or be concurrently enrolled in 2301, or have instructor's consent. Select French courses beyond FR 2301. With adviser's consent, courses taken abroad may count toward the minor.
Take at most 12 credit(s) from the following:
· FR 2315 - French Cinema [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· FR 3xxx
· FR 4xxx
· FR 5xxx
· FORS 3178 - FR 3040 Language and Culture in France (6.0 cr)
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