Minor in French

French is a global language, and the second official language of many countries. It is spoken by approximately 265 million people worldwide. In Canada, French is an official language of government and business. In this context, a minor in French opens tremendous possibilities nationally and internationally. A minor in French complements a number of majors: Business, Communication Studies, Education, English, Humanities, Policy Studies, etc. Students planning on completing a minor in French should be advised that not all French courses are offered every year. Students should check with the Coordinator to ensure that they are able to meet all requirements before graduation.

Required courses:

  • FREN 2235 - Second-Year University French I
  • FREN 2237 - Second-Year University French II
  • Three additional FREN courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Three additional FREN courses


Note: FREN 1109 and 1111 are not part of the French minor. Students taking courses in French are subject to placement testing, and courses required for the minor vary depending on placement test results. Students who are unsure of their level should contact the department to take a short placement test and/or take the online placement test available on the French web page. For more information, students should contact the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures.

This minor is designed for students who have successfully completed French Language Arts 30. Students pursuing this minor without French Language Arts 30 may have to take additional 1000 and/or 2000 level FREN courses.

Students should be aware registration in senior level FREN courses may require successful completion of specific FREN courses at the 1000, 2000, and/or 3000 level.