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French, Minor

Saint Louis University's French minor explores both language and culture through required courses and electives dedicated to literature, cinema, food, politics science and more. 

French students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours for the minor regardless of whether they start at FREN 2010 Intermediate French Language & Culture or later. No more than six related hours conducted in English will be counted toward the French minor.

Required Courses
FREN 2010Intermediate French Language & Culture3
Developing mastery of French in specific themes and contexts
Select no fewer than 3 courses at the FREN 3000-level9
French 4000-level Elective Courses
Select one FREN 4000-level course3
Additional French Elective Courses
Select one FREN 3xxx and/or 4xxx level course3
FREN 3010
Discovering the French-Speaking World
FREN 3020
Text, Voice, & Self-Expression
FREN 3030
21st-Century France
FREN 3040
Society, Nation & the Arts in Pre-Revolutionary France
FREN 3930
Special Topics
FREN 4160
French for the Professional
FREN 4170
French and the Sciences
FREN 4180
French and International Relations: Global Simulation
FREN 4200
Perceiving Others: US & France
FREN 4210
Translation & Comparative Stylistics - French/English
FREN 4220
French and Francophone Media : Qu’est-ce qui se passe ?
FREN 4230
French Masterpieces: Survey of French Literature
FREN 4240
French Cuisine: Culture, Text, and Context
FREN 4250
The World of New Media: Friend ou Faux?
FREN 4290
Women and Global Issues
FREN 4300
FREN 4315
Performing Texts: Performativity and Gender in French Literature
FREN 4320
French Short Story
FREN 4360
Paris in 19th-Century Lit
FREN 4380
Hugo and the Misérables
FREN 4510
Early Modern French Theatre: Comedy, Tragedy and Mystery
FREN 4610
French Cinema
FREN 4630
Themes in French Literature
FREN 4640
Studies in Francophone Literature
FREN 4660
Nation, Identity, Culture
FREN 4700
Love and Honor in Early Modern France
FREN 4710
Women and Writing in Early Modern France
FREN 4870
Exoticism in French Literature
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

All French minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to count for the minor and for the student to continue in the minor.