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The French program offers courses in advanced language, linguistics, literature, civilization, culture and business, all taught exclusively in French. Students benefit from a state-of-the-art language lab with Internet access and multimedia software programs, as well as technologically "smart" classrooms.
French minors are strongly encouraged to participate in one of UC Denver's Study Abroad Programs. Please see a faculty member in French for information about opportunities to include study abroad as part of your minor.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
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Students may declare a minor in the CLAS advising office, and should see the French advisor to discuss course selections.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
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Students must complete a minimum of 15 FREN credit hours.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-division (3000-level and above) FREN credit hours.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Students cannot complete minor requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 FREN credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
The minor in French must include at least one language skills class, chosen from the classes listed below.
FREN 3200 The Francophone World in the Post-Colonial Era is taught in English, and does not count toward the minor.
All upper-division level (3000-level and above) courses must be taught in French.
|Take at least one of the following||3|
|French Phonetics and Pronunciation|
|Conversation through Film|
|Advanced Grammar and Composition|
|Advanced French Language Skills|
|Take four additional upper-division (3000-level or higher) FREN elective courses.||12|
All courses must be taught in French.
|FREN 3010||French Phonetics and Pronunciation||3|
|FREN 3020||Conversation through Film||3|
|FREN 3050||Advanced Grammar and Composition||3|
|FREN 3060||Advanced French Language Skills||3|
|FREN 3112||Survey of French Literature I||3|
|FREN 3120||French Cultural Identities: Myths and Realities||3|
|FREN 3122||Survey of French Literature II||3|
|FREN 3130||Current Topics of the French-Speaking World (must be taught in French)||3|
|FREN 3140||Contemporary Francophone Cultures||3|
|FREN 3970||Special Topics (must be taught in French)||3|
|FREN 4010||Advanced Composition: Stylistics||3|
|FREN 4050||Advanced French for Business||3|
|FREN 4082||Introduction to Translation||3|
|FREN 4200||French Civilization Through the Nineteenth Century||3|
|FREN 4210||French Civilization - Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries||3|
|FREN 4310||Seventeenth Century Literature||3|
|FREN 4360||Eighteenth Century Novel, Theater and Poetry||3|
|FREN 4430||Nineteenth Century French Novel||3|
|FREN 4480||Twentieth Century French Novel||3|
|FREN 4490||Twentieth Century French Theater||3|
|FREN 4510||French Women Writers||3|
|FREN 4520||Voices of Haiti and the Caribbean||3|
|FREN 4600||History of the French Language||3|
|FREN 4970||Special Topics (must be taught in French))||3|
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