French Studies Minor

The French Minor consists of 20 credits. Up to two courses might be transferred from another institution. Students must take (a) a sequence of three French language courses; (b) one French Culture course offered by the ML Department in English; and (c) and a fifth course, either (1) a further French language course, or (2) a course in English in either Literature or Film. The objectives of this minor are to help students acquire a solid foundation in the language, to strengthen their communication skills, and to offer them a broad introduction to French and Francophone culture.


Students minoring in French Studies are required to complete five courses (20 credits) as follows:

A.Three Conversation and Grammar Courses (12 credits):

  • ML1000 Basic French I
  • ML1010 Basic French II
  • ML2000 Intermediate French I

- AND -

B. One Survey Course in English (4 credits):

  • ML3800 Modern French Culture: France and the Francophone World

- AND -

C. One additional course, either:

1) One additional French Language course (4 credits)

  • ML2010 Intermediate French II

- OR -

2) One Literature or Film course in English (4 credits).

  • HI3907 African Film
  • ML4645/EL4640 French Literature
  • EL4405 Caribbean Literature