As French Minors students acquire advanced language skills as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. Students from a variety of backgrounds develop critical thinking skills and the capacity for positive interaction with people from around the world.
Course Work includes a variety of specialized classes in French and Francophone literature and culture, in addition to the core course Advanced French Grammar and Composition.
Combining a French Minor with a major such as Global Studies, Fine Arts or Engineering offers students an edge in today's competitive global market.
Opportunities for students in the minor include:
- Live in the Language House with a native speaker of French
- Participate in the extracurricular activities of the French Club
- Take the faculty led Global Perspectives course to Paris
- Study Abroad for at least one semester in a French speaking country such as France, Switzerland, Senegal...
Requirements for the Minor:
- A minimum of 20 credits above FREN 201
- A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that count toward a completion of the major
- At least 16 credits taught in French
- At least 12 credits must be taken on AU campus
*Please be advised all courses taken abroad or in affiliated fields (e.g. history, art history or linguistics) must be pre-approved by the minor advisor.
Recently Taught Courses Include:
- French Film Criticism
- Contes et nouvelles: Short Fiction in French
- French Women Writers
- The Art of French Translation
- Advanced French Conversation
- French Pronunciation and Phonetics
- Reading French Texts (Introduction to Literature)
- Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 18th Century
- Survey of French Literature II: 19th and 20th Centuries
- French Speaking Africa
- Global Perspectives: Paris (travel course)
*Please Note: This list is not exclusive and may change according to staffing and course offerings.