Sep 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies Minor

French is a truly global language, the official or second language of over forty countries worldwide and an important tool in business and diplomacy. Our faculty offer a large variety of courses in literature and culture across different media, genres, centuries, and geographical regions. Our faculty is attentive, and our students form a close community.

The placement record for our graduates is impressive, including students who go on to obtain advanced academic degrees and professional degrees such as law and business. Others apply their French to teaching, politics, academic administration, and federal government jobs.

Total Minor Credit Hours: 15

Minor Elective Hours: 15

  • Select 15 hours of FRE or FRW courses above FRE 2200 (French III). 
  • One course (3 credits) may be an FRT course given in English.

GPA Requirement

A GPA of 2.0 or better in the minor is required for certification.

Grading Requirement

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C-” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Residency Requirements

CAS Minor Academic Residency Requirement: 50% of minor must be completed at USF.

Other Requirements

The French minor strongly encourages study abroad and provides advice on the same. USF World offers several programs in France and Francophone countries.

Advising Information

USF students schedule advising appointments online through the USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss course planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

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