French (Minor)

Department of Classical and Modern Foreign Languages Department

Rachel L. Burk, Ph.D., Chair
Thérèse Marie Dougherty, SSND, Ph.D.
Marcela Valencia, Ph.D.

Associate Faculty in French
Alexandre Labat, M.A.

Degrees offered

Minor

Campuses

Main Campus

Bienvenue à notre programme de français! Our program of study integrates exciting interactive technology, small classes, communication-focused coursework and individualized attention. Our students take French from the classroom into the NDMU community and the larger world via study abroad, service learning, language-exchange partners, internships and a partnership with the Alliance Française of Baltimore. 

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 for The French Minor

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.