French Minor

The French minor and the French Studies minor allow students to develop their French proficiency and their knowledge of French culture and civilization while concentrating on other fields of study. Students pursuing either of these two options must take at least 15 credits of coursework at the level of French 0003 or higher.  Students who have studied abroad are encouraged to contact the Directors of Undergraduate Studies in French, John Walsh or Brett Wells to discuss the transfer of credits toward the minors.    

For the minor in French, students may choose one of the following options:

French Language and Literature Minor (15 credits)

French Majors and Minors Checklist

Students can complete the minor in French with courses chosen from among the following. Only one may be in English. Students whose programs will include two or more courses taught in English should declare the French Studies minor.

FR 0003 (Intermediate French 1)
FR 0004 (Intermediate French 2)
FR 0006 (Special Topics in Conversation and Culture)
FR 0020 (France in the 21st Century)
FR 0021 (Approaches to French Literature)
FR 0027 (The French Atlantic)
FR 0055 (French Conversation)
FR 0056 (Written French 1)
FR 0057 (Written French 2)
FR 0080 (Modern French Novel) or FR 0085 (French Film 1930-1960)
FR 0081 (French Theatre)
FR 1000-1079 (Electives on literary, cultural or linguistic topics taught in French)
FR 1084 (Politics in Modern French Literature)
FR 1085 (Women’s Voices in French Literature)
FR 1088 (Special Topics)
FR 1089 (Francophone Africana Literature)

French Studies Minor (15 credits)

Students can complete the minor in French Studies with five courses chosen from among the following. This minor will total 15 credits.

FR 0003 (Intermediate French 1)
FR 0004 (Intermediate French 2)
FR 0006 (Special Topics in Conversation and Culture)
FR 0020 (France in the 21st Century)
FR 0021 (Approaches to French Literature)
FR 0027 (The French Atlantic)
FR 0055 (French Conversation)
FR 0056 (Written French 1)
FR 0057 (Written French 2)
FR 0080-0089 (Electives on literary and cultural topics taught in English or French)
FR 1000-1096 (Electives on literary, cultural or linguistic topics taught inEnglish or French)

Students are to declare the minor once they decide to pursue it, so that it will appear on their advising transcript. The minimum grade in all courses used to satisfy the two minors is C. Courses used to satisfy the two minors may not be taken on a S/NC basis.

At least half of the credits taken to satisfy the French minor must be taken at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the French minor.