The goal of the minor in French is to give students a solid grounding and good fluency in the French language and to provide a basic familiarity with important aspects of French culture and society, enabling them to pursue their interests in French and in countries where French is used.
The minor is designed for students who have a strong interest in French but cannot fulfill the requirements of the French major.
|FRENCH 201-0||Culture and Society (or equivalent proficiency)|
|Minor Requirements (8 units)|
|At least 2 courses in language, including:|
|FRENCH 202-0||Writing Workshop: Cultural Encounters in Contemporary France|
|1 advanced language course chosen from:|
|Advanced Language in Context: Society and Popular Culture|
|French For Professions|
|Theory and Practice of Translation|
|Foreign Language Teaching: Theory and Practice|
|At least 3 courses in literature and culture, including:|
|Reading Literatures in French|
or FRENCH 211-0
|Reading Cultures in French|
|Introducing the Novel|
or FRENCH 272-0
or FRENCH 273-0
1 course selected from 310 through 390
|1 additional course in literature and culture selected from 310 through 390, or 1 of the language courses 309 or 391 that is not being applied toward the advanced-language course requirement|
|2 elective courses in language or literature and culture at the 200 or 300 level|
- No more than 1 300-level French department course offered in English may be counted toward the minor. Courses in English at the 200 level may not count toward the minor.
- At least 2 courses must be completed at Northwestern.
Exceptions and Waivers
- Minors who begin French studies in FRENCH 111-1 Elementary French, FRENCH 115-1 Intensive Elementary French, or FRENCH 121-1 Intermediate French may count FRENCH 201-0 Culture and Society as 1 of the 2 elective courses in language or literature and culture in French.
- Majors with an AP score of 5 or with advanced department placement may waive FRENCH 202-0 Writing Workshop: Cultural Encounters in Contemporary France. In this case total course requirements for the minor will be 7 courses.