Requirements: French Minor


(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)
One or two courses from the following depending on French placement level:
Course Number Course Name
FR2100 French and Culture IV
FR2200 French and Culture V
FR2500 French Conversation and Composition
FR2550 Advanced Grammar
Three or four courses (depending on French placement level) taught in French (or bilingual), one of which must be at the 3000-level or above. Examples of such courses include (but are not limited to):
Course Number Course Name
FR/HI2002 France in the Modern World
FR2046 Paris Vu par les Photographes
FR2500 French Conversation and Composition (if not taken as a core course)
FR2550 Advanced Grammar (if not taken as a core course)
FR/LI2060 Introduction à la Linguistique
FR2630 L’Entreprise en France
FR/CL2075 Theater in Paris
FR/DR2077 Acting in French
FR/CL2090 Topics in French
FR2091 Topics in French
FR/CL2094 French Fiction Now: Traduire le Roman Français Contemporain
FR/CL3032 Monstrous & Fabulous Renaissance
FR/CL3046 Two French Classics
FR/PO3053 Politics in France
FR/FM3086 French Cinema: La Nouvelle Vague
FR/FM3087 Paris Cinéma
FR/PY3090 Topics in Literature & Psychoanalysis
FR/HI3090 Topics (Sorbonne)
FR3091 Topics in French
CL/FR3400 Literary Translation and Creative Writing

Note that passing the DELF B2 or DALF C1 diploma is strongly recommended. AUP will award one transfer credit for each diploma. The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. Each diploma corresponds to a level established by the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).



Minors must be completed at the same time as the BA or BS degree. No more than 8 credits from courses taken outside AUP may be applied towards a minor, and these courses must be specifically accepted by the department supervising the minor. In exceptional circumstances, a department may authorize a limited substitution for courses identified as minor requirements in the list above. All courses counting in a minor must be completed with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, with no individual grade lower than “C-.”

Courses taken to satisfy requirements for a minor must include at least three courses which are not being applied towards a major or towards another minor. Courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, including FirstBridge courses, may be applied towards a minor. Minors do not appear on diplomas but are noted on students' transcripts. A self-designed minor is an option for students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher; the student and her or his advisor design these minors.