French Minor

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French Minor

The minor in French provides students with the components of a well-rounded education: a solid understanding of grammar and pronunciation, intercultural awareness, exposure to Francophone literatures and cultures, and a sufficient command of the language to enhance their chosen field of study, and countless career opportunities across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including government, international development, journalism, law, communications, and business.

Students in the French minor program at UNH are encouraged to complete some portion of their undergraduate study abroad through the Study Abroad in Dijon. Given the increasing globalization of our world, living abroad enhances cross-cultural awareness, competency, and adaptability. Students find that living and studying abroad expands their perspective, improves critical thinking, increases independence and better prepares them for a career in an increasingly global marketplace.


Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
210L Murkland Hall
15 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-4005

Curriculum & Requirements

A minor in French consists of 20 credits in French courses numbered FREN 503 Intermediate French I and above. No fewer than three courses have to be taken at UNH. No more than one course conducted in English (e.g., FREN 525 A Road Trip Through France: Baguette, Brie, Bordeaux, and Beyond or FREN 625 Cuisine, Culture, and the Creation of French Identity) will be counted toward the minor, although students may elect to take more than one such course provided they earn more than 20 credits. Those entering the minor at FREN 504 Intermediate French II or higher will be expected to complete FREN 651 Readings in French Literature or FREN 652 Readings in French Literature. LLC 791 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching does not count for the minor.  After completing the five required courses, students submit a "Completion of Minor" form.

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