French Minor (FRE)

The study of French language and culture prepares the conscientious student for graduate school, teaching, international business, the travel industry, social work, foreign missions, and work in volunteer agencies such as the Peace Corps and Doctors Without Borders. Language study is also a valuable complement to nearly any other field.  Students of French may wish to pursue a major in Language and International Studies (LIS) and should consider taking advantage of the many study abroad opportunities available.

Students two years of high school French (level II or higher) desiring to continue in French should register for FRE102 (Fall). Students with three or more years of French at the high school level who feel reasonably comfortable with the language should enroll in FRE201 (Spring). Students who have successfully completed 200-level courses will not be allowed to take100-level courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair. (This policy applies to students who have taken language courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

Program Contact: Professor John Henkel
Core Courses9 hours
Elective Courses9 hours

Core Courses

Students who test out of FRE201 must complete an additional three hours of electives to reach the required 18 hours.

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Elective Courses

Select nine additional hours in French courses at the 300-400 level.  Upon approval of the department chair, the following allied courses may also count toward the minor: ART210, ART212, HIS331, HIS333, IBC319, POS300, and POS302.

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Note: Minors will achieve the ACTFL level Intermediate High.

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