The French minor program offers quality instruction that reflects the increasingly interdependent and global nature of culture, knowledge and the world in the 21st century, as well as the growing inter-connectedness of peoples and places in the local, regional, national, and global communities. Through interactive coursework at home and/or abroad, reflective papers, research, travel and presentations, the program enables students:
The inherent multidisciplinary nature of culture and language studies as well as the geographic variety of the Francophone world requires that the faculty work with other programs as well as similar programs in the neighboring universities.
WC&L students obtain a strong grounding in global affairs which teaches them how to engage in problem-solving across boundaries and cultures, and how to critically evaluate information from a comparative perspective. This training also involves learning how to become an effective communicator which includes learning how to argue and defend complex views before a variety of global audiences. Well developed global competency is of use to numerous companies and organizations.
Minors in French will be able to:
Our graduates are equipped to pursue careers in international education, business, law, diplomatic service, and journalism; and to work with international corporations, international service organizations, and non-profit organizations with global agendas and responsibilities.
Select one from the following two core foundational courses (4)
Select one from the following two exploratory courses (4)
Select two from the following three analytical courses (8)
All minors in French must take the following integrative course (2)
Total: 18 credits