Minor in French
Interested students should consult the designated advisor for the minor. The department will inform the appropriate Dean of successful completion of the minor.
Program Requirements and Policies
- Six courses are required to complete the Minor in French.
- The minor is open to Arts and Sciences students who started in FR-0001, FR-0002, or FR-0003. Students who started at higher levels are encouraged to pursue the major.
- Liberal Arts students may not minor and major in the same discipline; they may not be certified in more than one minor (except when one of the minors is disciplinary and the other is interdisciplinary).
Course Requirements For Liberal Arts Students
The following six courses are required for the Minor in French:
- FR 0004: Intermediate French II
- FR 0021: Composition and Conversation I
- FR 0022: Composition and Conversation II
- FR 0031: Readings in French Literature I
- FR 0032: From Romanticism to the Twenty-First Century in French Literature
- One course in French or Francophone language, literature, or culture at the 100-level.
Course Requirements for Engineering Students
The Humanities and/or Arts (HA) and Social Sciences (SS) requirements for students in the School of Engineering may be satisfied by a Special Minor in French. Engineering students may not minor and major in the same discipline; they may not be certified in more than one minor, except when completing a Special Minor for Engineers in foreign language and culture studies; they may not be certified in a minor if they have more than one major, except when completing a Special Minor for Engineers in foreign language and culture studies.
For further information, see the designated advisors for the Special Minors for Engineering Students.
- Five courses above French 03.
- The sixth credit must be taken in the Social Sciences or the Humanities, concentrating on the area in which the target language is spoken.
Please note the following stipulations:
- Of the five credits taken in the Department of Romance Languages to satisfy Requirement I, no more than one credit may be taken in English.
- Students must determine their level of proficiency in the language by examination:
- Placement test at Tufts;
- Advanced Placement Test Score;
- CEEB SAT II Subject Test Score.
- Students will not be given credit toward the minor for courses taken below this initial placement.
- Students must consult the designated advisor for the special minor.
- Independent Studies will not be available.