French

Minor

The French program provides a foundation in the essential structure of language and fosters practical communication. Language skills are refined through immersion in literature, history, film, art, and culture of French-speaking worlds.

French student speaking with a classmate

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Available Minors

  • French

Additional Study Options

Curriculum

The French Minor requires 21 credit hours (7 courses) beginning at the 200-level. Students who place out of LFN-233 and 234 will take 27 credits (six courses). All Minors, including native speakers, must take LFN-301 and LFN-302. Students who place into the 300-level must complete a minimum of 18 credits (six courses) in order to minor in the language. They may substitute one 300-level literature, culture or linguistics course for 233/234.

Required Courses

Language Skills:

LFR-233 French for Oral Proficiency (3) 
LFR-234 French for Written Proficiency (3)
LFR-301 Advanced French Conversation and Composition I (3)
LFR-302 Advanced French Conversation and Composition II (3)

Introduction to the Discipline:

LFN-201 The World of Language (taught in English) (3)
LFR-258* Readings in French and Francophone Literature (3)

*For native speakers who have successfully completed a literature course in English, LFR-258 should be replaced by one 300-level literature course in French.

Culture and Civilization:

LFR-358 French and Francophone Culture and Civilization (3)

International studies Majors who minor in language are not required to take a culture course. They may complete the Minor with 18 credits (six courses).

Students who place into the 300-level must complete a minimum of 18 credits (six courses) in order to minor in French. They may substitute one 300-level literature, culture or Linguistics course for LFR-233/234.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, multimedia tools, and opportunities to interact with native speakers provide an immersive learning experience.

Study Abroad

Through the School Sisters of Notre Dame and partnerships with universities around the world, language students can choose to study, intern, work, teach, or complete service projects abroad in short-term or semester-long programs.

Learn More about Study Abroad

Alliance française

Through a partnership with the Alliance française of Baltimore, you can participate in monthly activities on campus as well as other opportunities in the broader community.

French Careers

  • International Relations/Business
  • Government
  • Music
  • Law Enforcement
  • Journalism