French Studies Minor
French Studies provides an opportunity for students to
supplement their academic major though focused coursework in the language,
literature, and civilization of France and the francophone world. It is an
interdisciplinary field of study, drawing on courses in literature, film,
culture, and philosophy. The knowledge and skills gained from this minor can
complement any concentration, deepen students’ global competencies, and
prepare them for graduate school and a range of international
Because many students come to Lang having already
studied French, most of the courses for the minor are taught in French.
Students in upper-level language courses sharpen their fluency in spoken and
written French while studying important literary and cultural texts in their
original language. The elective courses allow students to broaden their intellectual
horizons by engaging with a wide range of critical texts and issues in the francophone tradition.