French, Minor

We live in a truly  global world where the leaders of tomorrow will dwell in and negotiate all transactions in spaces not claimed in exclusivity by a single people, language or culture. Knowing French will help you become a truly global citizen. Our minor certifies that you have attained intermediate to advanced levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency in the language. It also opens  before you a fascinating cultural and intellectual world in and beyond the classroom with a myriad of opportunities to travel, live and work abroad.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Students will be required to take a total of five classes. These classes may include courses and language classes at or above the intermediate level in Dialogues of Civilization at NU. A maximum of two courses of transfer credits, including transferable courses taken abroad, may count towards the five classes in the minor.

Required Culture Course

CLTR 1120Introduction to Languages, Literature, and Culture4

Required Language Courses

Students may waive any of these courses by taking the language exam in the World Language Center. 

FRNH 2101Intermediate French 14
or FRNH 2301 Intermediate French Immersion 1
FRNH 2102Intermediate French 24
or FRNH 2302 Intermediate French Immersion 2


Introduction to French Culture
French Culture and the Arts
Advanced French 2
Advanced French Immersion 2
Topics in French
Age of Enlightenment

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor