Jul 16, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Francophone Studies

Location(s): Main Campus

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The Interdisciplinary minor in Francophone Studies allows students to learn about the great diversity that exists in the 29 countries around the world where French is an official language.  Students obtaining this minor will combine beginning or intermediate language study with coursework in history, political science, culture, film, and literature from Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, the Maghreb, and Western and Central Africa.

Because the program requires only one year of French language study, this minor is open to students in many different majors; it is especially suggested for students in History, Political Science, Sociology, Art, Television, Film, and Media Studies, Pan-African Studies, Business, Spanish, and English, and for students interested in working for international companies or organizations that operate in countries such as France, Belgium, Canada, Haiti, and the 24 countries in Africa where French is either an official language or a de facto second language.

Program Requirements

A total of 17 units is required.  Students with previous French knowledge or study should consult faculty for proper placement.  Other elective courses may be substituted with departmental approval.


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