The French studies program gives students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of French language, literature and culture. The program has a particular emphasis on accuracy in oral and written expression so that students are well equipped to handle advanced French language study anywhere in the world.
Students completing a minor in French studies must complete 24 credit hours in the following courses:
- A maximum of six credit hours (two courses) at the first-year level (i.e. only 1501 and 1502 can count toward the minor)
- A maximum of 15 credit hours (five courses) at the second-year level
- French 3100 or 3101
Education students: Students planning on completing a bachelor of education degree should note that having the equivalent of a minor in French represents a few additional courses to what would be required for a focus area; however, having a minor represents a more profound level of French. Primary/elementary education students are also encouraged to consider the new education program that allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree in a discipline before doing a one-year education degree.