French Minor

The French minor and the French Studies minor allow students to develop their French proficiency and their knowledge of French and Francophone cultures 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 0103 or higher.  Students who have studied abroad are encouraged to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French, Brett Wells, to discuss the transfer of credits toward the minors.    

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

French Minor (15 credits)

Undergraduate Studies Web site’s Majors, Minors, and Certificates landing page: https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/academic-experience/majors-minors-and-certificates

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 0103 (Intermediate French 1)
FR 0104 (Intermediate French 2: French in Global Context)
FR 0106 (Special Topics in Conversation and Culture)
FR 0020/0220 (France in the 21st Century)
FR 0021 or 0221 (Approaches to French Literature/Reading French: Literature, Media, Culture)
FR 0027/0227 (The French Atlantic)
FR 0055/0255 (French Conversation/Speaking French)
FR 0056/0256 (Writing French)
FR 0080 (Modern French Novel) or FR0012 (French Kiss) or FR 0014 (French Canada) or FR0016 (French Cinema) or FR 0017 (Paris) or FR 0090 (EuroChic)
FR 0058/0258 Advanced French Conversation
FR 1000-1099 (Electives on literary, cultural or linguistic topics) 

French Studies Minor (15 credits)

Students can complete the minor in French Studies with any 15 credits with an FR designation above FR 0102.

FR 0103 (Intermediate French 1)
FR 0104 (Intermediate French 2: French in Global Context)
FR 0106 (Special Topics in Conversation and Culture)
FR 0020/0220 (France in the 21st Century)
FR 0021 or 0221 (Approaches to French Literature/Reading French: Literature, Media, Culture)
FR 0027/0227 (The French Atlantic)
FR 0055/0255 (French Conversation/Speaking French)
FR 0056/0256 (Writing French)
FR 0080 (Modern French Novel) or FR0012 (French Kiss) or FR 0014 (French Canada) or FR0016 (French Cinema) or FR 0017 (Paris) or FR 0090 (EuroChic)
FR 0058/0258 Advanced French Conversation
FR 1000-1099 (Electives on literary, cultural or linguistic topics) 

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.