French Minor Requirements
Students working toward an undergraduate degree at UC can earn a minor, while non-degree students (e.g., graduate students, non-students) can earn an equivalent "(minor) certificate" (not to be confused with the business certificate).
Pre-Requisite Courses (0-12 credits)
- For beginning students:
- Students must take the introductory sequences (1011-1012-1013-1014 or 1001-1002) or place out of them before beginning the minor.
- For Students with two years of French:
- Composition and Conversation (6 cr). Students must either take 2015-2016 or place out of them before beginning the minor in French. Students may count 2015-2016 as electives toward the total number of 21 hours of credit for the minor.
Minor Program Requirements (21 credits)
3000-Level Required Courses (6 cr)
Students seeking a French minor are encouraged to take these courses in sequence and as soon as they are being offered.
- FREN 3001 (3 cr) Speaking in French Grammar and Composition
- FREN 3041 (3 cr) Introduction to French Literature
Elective Courses (15 cr)
Students choose five FRENCH courses at the 3000/4000-level (FRENCH 2015-2016 will count for those starting at the 2000-level and earning a B or higher). FREN 4001 Advanced French Composition is strongly recommended.
Total hours required in the French minor: 21
Per the Department's Undergraduate Policis, student must earn a C or higher in all classes counting toward the French minor.
Credits required for the minor can also be obtained through study abroad or transfer.
Students who have decided to pursue a minor should declare online: Declaration of Major/Minor/Certificate. A&S will send a signal to the department when a minor has applied to graduate.
Note: Students cannot view their minor. Students often expect that the minor will appear on their schedule or degree audit after declaring it. Neither the degree audit nor schedule, nor any system accessible to students, makes any change when a minor is declared. However, once a student is enrolled in a minor, such information is visible to the system in A&S.
For more information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.