French Minor

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 18

Required Courses

French 307DCultural Expression3
French 321 or 322One "In-Perspective" course3
French 370s-390sOne "In-Depth" course3

Students pursuing the minor earn the remainder of their credits by taking our rich 300- and 400-level elective offerings in French and Francophone literature, language, culture, and related disciplines in the arts and sciences. Units earned from study abroad will be transferred as elective credit. Students also may count as elective credit toward the minor one 3-credit course that is taught in English by a member of the French faculty, either within or beyond the department at Washington University. This course must be at the 300 level or above and does not replace any specifically required course.

Additional Information

Courses taken Pass/Fail do not count toward the minor. Students must complete courses taken for the minor with a grade of B- or higher and are expected to maintain a B average or better in all French courses.

Study Abroad

We encourage French minors to participate in a study abroad program. Summer programs are available in Paris, Nice, and Senegal, and semester- and year-long programs are available in Toulouse and Paris. Three credits from the Senegal program, and up to 6 credits from each of the others, can count toward the minor. Those interested in studying in other historically French-speaking countries should consult the faculty. Students should complete an In-Perspective course prior to attending the Nice, Toulouse, or Paris programs.

Please refer to the French home page for more information about French study abroad programs and for our French for the Medical Professions track.

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