French Studies Minor

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

Program Director: Hervé-Thomas Campangne, Ph.D.

This 21-credit minor will provide students with a solid overview of linguistic, cultural, and literary aspects of the study of French.

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Course Title Credits
Courses required for the minor, in this order, are:
FREN204French Grammar and Composition3
FREN250Introduction to Cultural and Textual Analysis3
FREN301Composition and Style3
FREN387Critical Writing on France and the French-Speaking World3
Select three of the following: 19
Introduction to Translation
Translation: English to French
Advanced Oral Expression
France Today
From Romanticism to the Age of Modernism and Beyond
From the Age of Epic and Romance to the Enlightenment
Any 4XX-level course/s 1
Total Credits21

Starting in Fall 2013 one 4xx-level elective is required for completion of the minor in French studies.

  • All courses must be in French.
  • A maximum of six (6) credits can be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions, with the exception of Maryland in Nice, which allows the transfer of nine (9) credits.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  • Students who matriculated in Fall 2012 or later must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 within their minor in order to graduate.
  • Students who begin their study as native/fluent speakers should seek the advice of the advisor before choosing the courses they will use to replace the core minor courses.