MINORS IN FRENCH: GENERAL INFORMATION
All students who wish to minor in the Department of French must contact the department to declare, and must consult a departmental adviser prior to any registration. No grade lower than a C counts toward any minor. Students may choose one of four programs of study.
MINOR IN FRENCH STUDIES
Consists of 16 points (in any combination of 2- or 4-point FREN-UA courses) above the intermediate level. Students are required to take French Grammar and Composition (FREN-UA 30) and a selection of other FREN-UA courses, including Foundations and Discovery courses. Students must take at least 4 points of Foundations or Discovery-level courses focusing on literature, thought, or culture (history, visual culture, food studies, fashion, gender studies, politics). The latter course may be taught in French or English.
MINOR IN FRANCOPHONE STUDIES
For students with an interest in French-language literature and culture outside of France (e.g., in Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, the US, or the Far East). Consists of 16 points (in any combination of 2- or 4-point FREN-UA courses) above the intermediate level. French: Approaches to Francophone Literature (FREN-UA 145) is required. With permission of the French department, a course taught in English can be counted toward this minor if the coursework is completed in French.
MINOR IN FRENCH STUDIES IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION
For students who have an interest in French culture but do not have the linguistic preparation to read in French. Consists of 16 points (in any combination of 2- or 4-point FREN-UA courses) taught in English that focus on French culture. The courses are to be chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies.
MINOR IN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
For students who have an interest in the literature of several different countries and/or cultures and wish to explore that literature through English translation. Consists of four courses (16 points) taught in English with a focus on foreign (i.e., not originally written in English) literature offered by participating CAS disciplines (classics, comparative literature, dramatic literature, East Asian studies, English, French, German, Hebrew and Judaic studies, Italian, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, Russian and Slavic studies, and Spanish and Portuguese). A student majoring in a specific language cannot take courses in his or her home department for this minor. In addition, a student must take courses from at least two different departments for this minor, with no more than two courses from the same department.