The School of Global Studies offers a minor in French that combines language study with courses in literature, film and culture.
Students must complete 20 credits for the French minor, of which at least 9 must be upper-division, and take Avant's STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exit exam. At least 9 of the 20 credits must be U of I courses taken in residence. Credits earned through study abroad may be applied toward completion of the minor requirements.
Vertical credits may be acquired per Regulation I for the 101, 102, 201, and 202 courses as part of the 20 credits, but vertical credits may not be acquired per Regulation I for 300/400-level courses. It is not possible to challenge any upper-division courses for the minor.
Transfer credits may be applied toward a minor with the approval of the department offering the minor; however, the last nine credits applied to completion of the minor must be earned in:
- U of I courses,
- through U of I study abroad, or
- through student exchange programs, and may not include credits earned through correspondence study.
A student must receive a C or better in any course to count for the French minor.
French Minor Requirements
- FREN 101 and 102: Elementary French I-II (8 credits)
- FREN 201 and 202: Intermediate French I-II and lab (8 credits)
- Nine credits of upper-division French courses, not including lab-based, FLEN or lit/film in translation courses (9 credits)
- STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exit exam