Undergraduate Minor - Minor in French

Minor in French
Program Code:
5670 French
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in French

The Minor in French, which is administered by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, will provide students the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in French.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in French.

Requirements for the Minor in French

1. All of the following courses (15 credits):  
  FRN 320 Self-Expression in Writing (W) 3
  FRN 321 Oral Expression 3
  FRN 330 French Phonetics 3
  FRN 340 Introduction to Reading French Literature (W) 3
  FRN 415 Introduction to French Studies I: Metropolitan France 3
  FRN 416 Introduction to French Studies II: Francophone Culture 3
2. Complete 6 credits of course work in French at the 400-level as approved by the student’s academic advisor.  


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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French, MNUN (5670)

Required Credits: 21    Program Version: SS14

Requirement 1: Minor - French - Writing
Minor - French - Writing: 1 course from FRN320

Requirement 2: Minor - French - Oral Expression
Minor - French - Oral Expression: 1 course from FRN321

Requirement 3: Minor - French - French Phonetics
Minor - French - French Phonetics: 1 course from FRN330

Requirement 4: Minor - French - Literature
Minor - French - Literature: 1 course from FRN340

Requirement 5: Minor - French - French Studies - Metropolitian France or Fancophone Culture
Minor - French - French Studies - Metropolitian France or Fancophone Culture: 1 course from FRN415, FRN416

Requirement 6: Minor - French - 400 Level Electives
Minor - French - 400 Level Electives: 6 credits from FRN 400-level courses as approved by the student's academic advisor

Requirement 7
21 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.