French and Francophone Studies Minor

As one of the major languages of world governance, diplomacy, commerce, and culture, French opens up a world of opportunities. In addition to gaining real-world proficiency and mastering communication skills across languages and cultures, students of French learn essential critical thinking skills, analytical reasoning, and adaptability. No matter the career and life path you choose, studying French will prepare you to face the challenges and opportunities both of the job market and of an increasingly globalized world.

Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of C- or better. Coursework transferred in from Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams are acceptable with a mark of P*. Further details are available on the department website.

French and Francophone Studies Minor Requirements

Upper-division FR courses taught in French 124
Elective 24
Total Credits28

12 credits must be taught by UO faculty (in-residence or on approved study abroad/away).


Electives may include FR 150, FR 203, or any upper-division FR courses taught in French.

Upper-division FR courses taught in French:

  • 300-level FR courses (301-399, excluding FR 361)
  • 400-level FR courses (407, 410-499)