Your passport to an international education

Minoring in French, you'll acquire advanced language skills as well as knowledge of diverse cultures. You and other students from a variety of backgrounds will develop critical thinking skills and the capacity for positive interaction with people from around the world.


Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY


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Why minor in French?

Competitive Edge

Combining a French Minor with a major such as Global Studies, Fine Arts or Engineering offers students an edge in today's competitive global market.

Study Abroad

Study abroad for at least one semester in a French speaking country such as France, Switzerland, or Senegal.

Fun Perks

Live in the Language House with a native speaker of French and participate in the extracurricular activities of the French Club.

(Prerequisites: FREN 101, 102, 201, 202 or equivalent)

Students wishing to minor in French take one required course:

FREN 302 Advanced French Grammar and Composition I

They then select a minimum of 16 credit hours of 300-400 level French

*Please be advised all courses taken abroad or in affiliated fields (e.g. history, art history or linguistics) must be pre-approved by the minor advisor.

  • French Film Criticism
  • Contes et nouvelles: Short Fiction in French
  • French Women Writers
  • The Art of French Translation
  • Advanced French Conversation
  • French Pronunciation and Phonetics
  • Survey of French Literature I: Middle Ages to 18th Century
  • Survey of French Literature II: 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Le Monde Francophone
  • Les Femmes et la Justice Sociale
  • Global Perspectives: Paris (travel course)

*Please Note: This list is not exclusive and may change according to staffing and course offerings.

Faculty / Staff

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Sandra Singer

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