2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

French Studies Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact

Marie-Pierre Caquot Baggett, Professor of French
School of American and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 111, Box 2275
605-688-4278

Program Information

The French minor at SDSU is a valuable option to complement any major, especially in people-centered professions that require constant interaction with a diverse public. The minor offers flexibility, can easily be added to any major, is communication-oriented, and can be earned quickly when combined with a study-abroad or foreign internship experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the French Studies minor students should be able to:

  • Speak, read, and write French at the Intermediate-Mid or Intermediate-High level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and basic skills in intercultural communication and competence.
  • Identify the cultural perspectives of the French-speaking world’s civilizations and their cultural products, such as literatures, arts, institutions, pop cultures, etc. and compare the cultural frames that determine everyday life in cultures in the French-speaking world and the U.S.

Academic Requirements

There are no application requirements to enroll in the French Studies minor. However, students with previous knowledge of the language must take the placement test and register for an appropriate course. Additionally, all the courses for the major must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Delivery Format

Most courses in the French Studies minor are offered face-to-face on campus. Some upper-division courses are offered as part of the French cooperative program with NSU and USD and they use different types of distance delivery, including simultaneous television (DDN) and online delivery.

Requirements for French Studies Minor: 18 Credits


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