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Minor in French Studies


Contact Person:

Oscar Sarmiento, Chair

228 Morey, (315) 267-2034, sarmieod@potsdam.edu

18 credit hours required. Closed to French majors.

The French Studies minor is a general program open to all students with an elementary knowledge of French. This minor permits students to attest to their successful completion of a formal and coherent program of study in French letters and culture which stops short of the work required for a major in French yet indicates functional competency. The French Studies minor is intended to serve several purposes depending on the exact pattern of courses drawn up by each student and his or her adviser. Thus, the minor may provide grounding for further study in the discipline; it may fulfill graduate school requirements for study in other disciplines; it may recognize progress in the language made through study abroad; it may provide a practical tool for use in many work environments; or it may form one element of a broadly based liberal arts general education.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:



Credits
Required Courses

18
FREN 203 Oral and Written French I
Two of the following:
FREN 202 French for Business
FREN 213 Intermediate Conversation
FREN 220 French Phonetics and Diction
FREN 325 French Literature and Thought I

FREN 326 French Literature and Thought II
Three of the following:
FREN 301 Oral and Written French II

FREN 303 Contemporary France
FREN 304 Contemporary Quebec
FREN 305 Authentic Voices and Images from West Africa
FREN 315 French Composition
FREN 325 French Literature and Thought I
FREN 326 French Literature and Thought II
FREN 350 North African Literatures and Cultures
FREN 410 French Translation
FREN 450 The Image of Women in Francophone Cinema
FREN 461 French Literature I: Origins-1700
FREN 462 French Literature II: 1700-present
FREN 483 Structure of the French Language
FREN 495 Special Topics