French and Francophone Studies, Minor

French and Francophone Studies introduces students to the full span of historical and cultural traditions from France and the French-speaking world. Languages courses - from introductory to advanced - promote linguistic fluency, building on the skills students have acquired in high school or at Penn. Upper-level seminars explore a range of topics pertaining to literature, history, visual arts, and/or the media, and they offer majors and minors the opportunity to engage in research on French and global Francophone cultures across periods into contemporary times.

Minor Requirements 1
Core Requirements 2
FREN 212Advanced French Grammar and Composition1
or FREN 214 Advanced French Composition and Conversation
Select one of the following:1
French History and Culture until 1789
French History and Culture 1789-1945
Contemporary France
French in the World
Perspectives in French Literature
Perspectives in French Literature: The Individual and Society
Electives
Select 4 course units of Electives at 200 and 300 level courses 34
Total Course Units6
1

At least 3 courses must be taken in the department at Penn. ALL courses must be taken in French.

2

Must be taken in the Department at Penn.

3

At least one must be taken in the Department at Penn.


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.