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French Minor

Languages and Literatures


Bonjour! French is the second most frequently taught foreign language in the world (after English). It is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. Learning French opens up many opportunities for students in fields like international business, education, translation, and the arts.

Completion of a minor in French requires 15 credits of the following courses chosen in consultation with a departmental advisor.


Courses offered:

FRE 3090C Masterpieces of French Literature Part I
FRE 3100C Masterpieces of French Literature Part II

FRE 3550; 3560 French Civilization Part I; II
FRE 3870; 3880 Advanced French Grammar and Composition Part I; II
FRE 3110, FRE 3120 Advanced French Conversation
FRE 3150 Review of French Grammar
FRE 3260 History of French Cinema
FRE 3280 20th/21st Century French Literature, Film, Media, Culture
FRE 3300 France within the European Union
FRE 3600 Life in Contemporary France
FRE 3630 17th Century French Literature
FRE 3650 18th Century French Literature
FRE 3670 19th Century French Literature
FRE 3690 20th Century French Literature
FRE 3810 Advanced Commercial French
FRE 3820 Afro-Caribbean Francophone Literature
FRE 3850/3908 Race and Immigration in France
FRE 4830 French and Francophone Women Writers
FRE 3900 Art and Skills of Translation
FRE 3902 Women's Writers in France
FRE 4620 Paris in the French Culture
FRE 4990 Seminar
FRE 4980 International Internship in France

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Sara Hanaburgh, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of FrenchLanguages and Literatures
St.John Hall 434R
[email protected]

Michele H. Jones, Ph.D.
Director of Global Language and Culture Center
Languages and Literatures
St. John Hall Room 106A
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Zoe Petropoulou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Language and Literatures
St. John Hall Room 434
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Steve Puig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
French Coordinator
Languages and Literatures
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