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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures

French - Moroccan Market

French

Requirements for Minor

REQUIREMENTS

Students who minor in French can choose an emphasis in culture or an emphasis in literature.

Requirements for the minor in French, with an emphasis in literature, include:

  • A minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses beyond the elementary level (FREN 1003)
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from FREN 2400
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 2000-level culture class
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 2000-level literature class
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 3000-level literature class

Requirements for the minor in French, with an emphasis in culture, include:

  • A minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses beyond the elementary level (FREN 1003)
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from FREN 2400
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 2000-level literature class
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 2000-level culture class
  • Four of the 24 quarter hours must be from a 3000-level culture class

While not required, students who minor in French are encouraged to study abroad in a French-speaking country. Minors who choose to study abroad are encouraged to enroll in a French course upon their return.

TRANSFER CREDITS

A maximum of 12 quarter hours of transfer credit from other institutions may be allowed toward the minor requirements. The following guidelines from the registrar's office determine how we evaluate transfer credits:

  • AP/IB credits are considered transfer credits.
  • Credits taken as a Cherrington Scholar are DU credits, not transfer credits.
  • Credits earned abroad at non-Cherrington programs are considered transfer credits.

IN WHAT ORDER SHOULD I TAKE MY CLASSES?

You might start at FREN 1001, 1002, 1003 or higher.

FREN 1001-1002-1003 Français élémentaire

French 1000-level courses do not count towards the 24 quarter hour requirement for the minor.

FREN 2001-2002-2003 Français du deuxième degré

FREN 2001 and all courses above it count towards the 24 quarter hour requirement for the minor.

FREN 2100 Écrire, lire, et parler

FREN 2100 is a great course to take as a first-year student if you have the language skills to place into it. It's also a great course to take before FREN 2400 if you want to improve your grammar before moving from FREN 2003 to FREN 2400.

FREN 2400 Conversation et composition

You may choose to take both FREN 2100 and FREN 2400. However, do note that FREN 2400 is required for the minor; FREN 2100 is not. Both courses will count toward the 44 credit hours needed for the major.

2000-Level Literature

You may take as many of these 2000-level classes as you like. Note the prerequisite for advanced literature seminars is a 2000-level literature class.

2000-Level Culture

You may take as many of these 2000-level classes as you like. Note the prerequisites for advanced culture seminars are either a 2000-level literature class or a 2000-level culture class.

Advanced Language Courses

You may be interested in taking FREN 3110 Grammar Boot Camp or FREN 3150 L'Art de la traduction. However, before taking advanced language courses, you must take at least two courses above FREN 2003.

Advanced Culture Courses

You may be interested in taking FREN 3010 La Civilisation française or FREN 3020. Topics for FREN 3020 vary.

Advanced Literature Courses

These include 3000-level seminars. Topics vary.