Requirements: French Minor

Improve your French grammar and conversation skills while exploring topics like French culture, French cinema, politics in France, and French acting.

This minor requires the completion of 20 credits.


Required courses (4 or 8 credits)

One or two courses from the following depending on French placement level

  • FR 2100 French Language and Culture IV (pre-req: FR1300)                       
  • FR 2200 French Language and Culture V (pre-req: FR2100)
  • FR 2500 French Conversation and Composition (pre-req: FR2100)
  • FR 2550 Advanced Grammar (pre-req: FR2100)


3 or 4 Elective courses  (12 or 16 credits)

Three or four courses (depending on French placement level) taught in French (or bilingual), one of which must be at the 3000-level or above.

Examples of such courses include (but are not limited to):

FR/ HI 2002 France in the Modern World
FR 2046 Paris vu par les photographes (new course)
FR/LI 2060 Introduction à la linguistique
FR 2500 French Conversation and Composition (if not taken as a core course)
FR 2550 Advanced Grammar (if not taken as a core course)
FR 2630 L’Entreprise en France
FR/CL 2075 Theater in Paris
FR/DR 2077 Acting in French
FR/CL 2090 Topics in French
FR 2091 Topics in French
FR/CL 2094 French fiction now: traduire le roman français contemporain
FR/CL 3046 Two French Classics (new course)
FR/PO 3053 Politics in France
FR/FM 3086 French Cinema: La Nouvelle Vague
FR/FM 3087 Paris cinéma
FR/PY 3090 Topics in Literature & Psychoanalysis
FR/HI 3090 Topics (Sorbonne)
FR 3091 Topics in French
CL/FR 3400 Literary Translation and Creative Writing

Note: Passing the DELF B2 or DALF C1 diploma is strongly recommended. AUP will award one transfer credit for each diploma. The DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. Each diploma corresponds at one level established by the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).