French Language and Culture Minor
The majors in French, Japanese and Spanish Language and Culture offer students opportunities to effectively develop cultural and linguistic abilities to function productively in the global, 21st century world in an array of fields where language and intercultural competencies are critical.
All department minors must take an appropriate 300 level class upon return to complete requirements. 20-22 credits are generally required for minors.
French Language and Culture Track
The major and minor in French Language and Culture help students develop the linguistic and cultural tools to deal with diverse communities and develop intercultural skills highly sought in an array of careers. The major, with its study abroad components, exposes students to a rich history, diverse groups and linguistic variety throughout the French Speaking world—France, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Students with prior experience in French language must take a placement test before beginning French courses. Starting with 301, courses introduce students to cultural, linguistic, literary and artistic topics that allow them to develop communication skills at an advanced level.
Complete 20 credits in courses numbered 202 and above. Up to 12 credits taken during the semester abroad can be applied toward the minor. Students must consult with French faculty early in the process before choosing a study abroad site in France, because each program has specific requirements. Upon returning from study abroad, students must take a 300-level or higher course to complete the minor.
Courses in which a student has earned a grade less than C may not be applied toward a major or minor in the department. Study abroad programs may have specific GPA requirements.*
*This policy is not new, but text was added Dec. 2022