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The minor in French provides students with the components of a well-rounded education in French: knowledge of the language (through conversation, composition, and grammar) combined with the study of literature and civilization.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete 18 credits at the 300-level or above with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: FRN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

Advanced Language Course

FREN 309Reading and Writing Skills Development6
Total Credits6

Literature and Civilization

FREN 380The Making of Modern France3
FREN 340Francophone Identities3
or FREN 385 Introduction to French Linguistics
Total Credits6


Select two electives in FREN at the 300 level or above 16
Total Credits6