The Minor in French

Course Requirements for the Minor: 20-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

This minor can be completed with a minimum of 20 units.

Beginning Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

In order to enroll in intermediate and upper-division French language courses, students must take FREN 101 and FREN 102 or prove equivalent knowledge (see details below on Placement Exam).

Intermediate Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

0-2 courses required:

FREN 201 Third-Semester French 4.0 FA *
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
FREN 202 Fourth-Semester French 4.0 SP *
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.

FREN 201 and FREN 202 are a required component of the Minor in French. However, students who have equivalent knowledge in French may challenge these courses by enrolling in the class and taking the challenge exam. All students challenging a course must submit an official letter requesting to challenge the course to the department chair by the end of the second week of the semester. See the University Catalog section on challenging courses for further instructions. Students who request credit for prior experience and credit by examination also may receive credit for these courses. See the University Catalog on Credit for Prior Experience.

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses selected from:

FREN 301 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN 302 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN 303 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

1 course selected from:

FREN 330 French Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN 420 French Linguistics 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

1 course selected from:

FREN 340 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
FREN 345 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

French Language Placement Exam

The French language placement exam is taken to assess the placement level and to place students at the most appropriate level in the curriculum of the French program at CSU, Chico.