Learn one of the most widely spoken and important languages in the world and explore many different cultures. French learners can study abroad in fascinating places and are prepared for a variety of creative and international professions.
Students pursuing a minor in French gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of French-speaking peoples and regions.
Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience. For more information, students should go to https://silc.asu.edu/student-life/study-abroad/faculty-directed-summer-program-pages.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it. A minor in French studies can help students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, sociology or marketing.
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BA in French
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students who wish to add a minor in French to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
The French minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 15 must be upper-division. Three credit hours of FRE 200-level coursework may be applied to the French minor. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language with approval from an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
Required Courses -- 18 credit hours
- FRE 202: Intermediate French II (G) or FRE 210: Intensive French II (G) (3)
- FRE 305: Readings in French Literature (G) (3)
- FRE 311: Oral and Written Expression I (G) (3)
- FRE 312: Oral and Written Expression II (G) (3)
- FRE 321: French Cultural Masterpieces I ((L or HU) & H) or FRE 322: French Cultural Masterpieces II (L or HU) (3)
- FRE Upper Division Elective (3)
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.