Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


Academic Information

Students in this minor gain proficiencies in French language and stylistics, with an exposure to French culture and literature. Proficiencies are demonstrated by an international French proficiency exam and an oral exit interview in French.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in French?

Each day, the world becomes more close-knit. Global trade, the Internet, and improvements in transportation are accelerating rates of cultural and intellectual exchange. In this international climate, the second-language skills you'll acquire with a French minor can complement any major.

Do you dream of ordering a glass of wine at a sidewalk cafe in Paris in fluent French? Prepare for the future by immersing yourself in diversity. With linguistic, literary, and cultural approaches to language study, you will learn to think critically and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You will grow to understand and appreciate diverse cultures.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 20
Major GPA C
Foreign Language Required

Purpose Statement

The French minor prepares students to be able to interact orally and in writing with individuals used to dealing with non-native French speakers in basic social situations.  Students can also expect to be able to comprehend simple, authentic written and oral texts dealing with well-known topics related to work, studies and leisure.  The minor will also provide learners with an awareness of certain cultural nuances and socio-political issues of the French-speaking world, which will allow them to participate in global organizations and projects.  Students who complete the French minor have the necessary foundation for continued professional development of their communication skills in French, giving them an edge in the domestic and global job markets.

Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes are Aligned with Standards for Language Learning created by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Upon completing this minor, students will be able to:

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


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Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Global Languages and Cultures

French, Minor


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