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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

French Studies

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

This 18-credit minor will provide students with a solid overview of linguistic, cultural, and literary aspects of the study of French.

Courses required for the minor, in this order, are:

FREN204, FREN250, FREN301

Following completion of this core sequence, students will choose three (3) courses from the following:

FREN302 or FREN303
FREN311 or 312
FREN351, 352, and any 4XX-level course/s*

* 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.

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