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Requirements for the Minor in French

The department offers minors in both French and Italian. Consult an advisor in the appropriate language.

Minor in French

French Minor Course Requirements

Intensive Review of French Grammar (3)
Satisfied by:
FREN 300Intensive Review of French Grammar3
Introduction to French Literature (3)
Satisfied by:
FREN 326Introduction to French Literature3
French Minor Required Electives (12)12
Four elective courses chosen from among the courses already approved for the major in French. At least two of the four electives must be at the 400 level.

Minor in Italian

Italian Minor Course Requirements

Composition and Conversation (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 300Composition and Conversation3
Advanced Composition and Conversation (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 315Advanced Composition and Conversation3
Introduction to Italian Literature I (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 301Introduction to Italian Literature I3
Introduction to Italian Literature II (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 302Introduction to Italian Literature II3
Italy and the Italians I (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 335Italy and the Italians I 13
Italy and the Italians II (3)
Satisfied by:
ITAL 336Italy and the Italians II 13

 

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ITAL 340 Studies in Italian Culture: _____and ITAL 495 Directed Readings in Italian may be taken in place of ITAL 335 Italy and the Italians I and/or ITAL 336 Italy and the Italians IIonly by permission of the Italian advisor.

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Summer Language Institute in Paris

The department conducts a 6-week summer institute in Paris focusing on French language and culture. Students take courses in intermediate and advanced French language at L’Etoile, a private language institute in the center of Paris. Before the stay in Paris, students spend 10 days to 2 weeks touring regions such as Normandy, Brittany, and the château country along the Loire River. Some scholarship aid is available. Consult the department or the Office of Study Abroad for information.

Summer Program in Florence, Italy

The department conducts a 4- or 8-week summer program for elementary, intermediate, or advanced students of Italian. Students take courses in language and culture at an institute where all instructors are native speakers. Students live with Italian families and usually have weekends free to travel. Consult the department or the Office of Study Abroad for information.

Semester and Year Programs in France

A semester program is available in cooperation with CIDEF, the language institute of the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers. Consult the department or the Office of Study Abroad for information. A faculty member from University of Kansas, or from Texas A&M University in alternate years, leads the spring semester program.

Year-long programs at French institutions are available through the International Student Exchange Program. Consult the Office of Study Abroad.

Semester Program in Rome, Italy

The department conducts a semester program in Rome for elementary, intermediate, or advanced students. Students take courses in Italian language and culture in a private language institute. All instructors are native speakers, and students live in shared apartments with other students at the institute. Consult the Office of Study Abroad for information.

Semester Program in Florence, Italy

The department conducts a semester program in Florence for elementary, intermediate, or advanced students. Students take courses in Italian language and culture in a private language institute. All instructors are native speakers, and students live with Italian families. Consult the Office of Study Abroad for information.