French Minor

Basilique de Fourvière, Lyon

Students from all Main Campus Schools are welcome to minor in French. French minors achieve proficiency in the French language and then further develop their understanding of the French and Francophone world. By complementing their primary fields of study with a French minor, students will bolster their linguistic, cultural, and literary knowledge and further their exploration of the humanities. Students’ enhanced exposure to French and Francophone cultures comes coupled with more refined writing, research, and critical thinking abilities.

Students minoring in French must take a total of 6 French classes, beginning at the Intermediate Level or above, including at least one Gateway course (250 or 251).

Following the Advanced Level, the typical progression to the minor is as follows: students completing (non-intensive) FREN-102 will take FREN 151 before enrolling in Gateway 250-251; students completing (intensive) FREN 112 will enroll directly in the Gateway.

Please note:

  • AP credits count toward the minor.
  • At least 3 of the 6 required courses have to be taken at Georgetown.
  • French 161 (Topics for Oral Proficiency) does not count toward the minor.

Please click here to see our Guidelines for Credit Transfer from Study Abroad