Minor in French
Six CAS LF courses numbered 300 and above.
Students may include up to three transfer courses from other colleges, universities, or non-Boston University study abroad programs and must take a minimum of three courses (or a minimum of two, if they have four courses approved for credit toward the minor from Boston University’s Study Abroad programs in Grenoble and Paris) on the Charles River Campus.
Internships taken through Boston University’s Study Abroad & Internship Programs or other study abroad programs may not be credited toward minors offered by the department. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses taken toward the minor.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Students may take courses to fulfill their language requirement or courses toward a French major or minor in the Boston University Study Abroad programs in Grenoble and Paris. In Grenoble, students enroll in intensive language courses and in university courses covering a broad curriculum. The BU center in Paris offers two programs: the Paris Contemporary Studies Program and the Paris Internship Program. Students in the Paris Contemporary Studies Program select three courses at the Université Paris 8 along with two courses at the center. Students in the Paris Internship Program take three courses at the center followed by an internship placement with accompanying academic work. Opportunities to take courses abroad taught in French are also available in BU’s international program in Geneva, and through exchange programs in Paris in the fields of management and political science. Additional information on these programs is available at the Study Abroad and Internship Programs portion of this bulletin. Students should consult with a faculty advisor to determine which Study Abroad courses may fulfill major and minor requirements.
A placement test is required of all students whose most recent course in French was taken in high school or at a college other than Boston University and who wish to continue their study of this language here. Information regarding online placement exams is available in the department or on the departmental website.