Francophone Studies Minor

Minor in Francophone Studies

The minor in Francophone Studies allows students interested in topics related to the French-speaking world the opportunity to acquire a basic level of cultural competency by taking courses taught in English and offered across a range of disciplines, including but not limited to Africana Studies, Film, History, Latin American Studies, Languages and Culture Studies, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. In addition to fostering critical thinking and other transferable skills, the broad base of knowledge about Francophone-related topics that students acquire in this minor positions them to work for companies and agencies that serve the growing Francophone population in our region and worldwide. Career possibilities include: 1) the foreign service, the military and other governmental agencies; 2)  on-governmental organizations with an emphasis on international or cross-cultural orientations; 3) international business.  The program director is Dr. Allison Stedman.

Study Abroad Experience
Courses taken while studying abroad may count toward the Francophone Studies minor. To learn more about our programs in Martinique and Limoges, France, please contact the program director, Dr. Allison Stedman.

Foreign Language Requirement
Students must demonstrate linguistic competency equivalent to three semesters of French language (FREN 2200, 2201, 2210 or equivalent) prior to completion of the minor.


Total Hours Required
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses approved for Francophone Studies credit.

Core Course
FRAN 2200 (x FREN 2209 / LACS 3050) - French Civilization (3 hours)

Francophone Minor Planning Sheet

Elective Courses
Students must choose four of the following electives, three of which must be taken at the 3000-level or above.  Courses may be repeated with a change of topic. (12 hours) 

FRAN 2050 – Topics in Francophone Studies
FRAN 3001 – Advanced Topics in Francophone Studies (Economy and Society)
FRAN 3002 – Advanced Topics in Francophone Studies (Historical Context)
FRAN 3003 – Advanced Topics in Francophone Studies (Arts and Literature)
FRAN 3004 – Advanced Topics in Francophone Studies (Film)
FRAN 3005 – Advanced Topics in Francophone Studies (Philosophy and Intellectual History)