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French Studies

Broader in scope than the traditional minor which emphasizes linguistic competence, the French Studies minor combines systematic language study with courses in geography, history, civilization, and politics to enhance students' understanding of the global context of the language they have chosen to study. A languages studies minor requires 18 approved semester credits, including nine credits of language and civilization study beyond the intermediate level (FREN 311, FREN 312 and a civilization course in the language), a six-credit sequence in history, and an approved three-credit elective in Anthropology, Geography, or Political Science; study abroad is strongly encouraged.

Minor Requirements

French Studies Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 18

French Studies Core Requirements
FREN 311French Conversation and Composition I3
FREN 312French Conversation and Composition II3
FREN 315Contemporary France (May be done through Study Abroad)3
History Electives
Must be a sequence. A student may also select a sequence appropriate to his/her area of study.
HIST 101Western Civilization I3
HIST 102Western Civilization II3
Additional Electives: Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World
Human Geography
World Regional Geography
International Politics
Study Abroad
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at NDSU.