Jul 22, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

French Minor

Minor code OR5221

College of Arts and Sciences   
Modern Languages Department  
Gordy Hall 283
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2765

Nikhil Sathe, contact person

Program Overview

The French minor allows students to enrich their major program with language skills and cultural understanding. Minors elect five courses at the 3000 or 4000 level on language, literature, culture, and film that offer rich content and sharpen analytic and critical thinking skills. Minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. Frequent writing assignments and speaking activities reinforce clarity of thought and expression, and small classes offer individual attention and encourage dialog, collaboration, and openness. Many minors study abroad.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Many job listings include foreign language proficiency as a desirable or necessary tool. In addition, a minor in French helps students acquire other types of abilities leading to success in the job market: communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, a capacity for problem solving, and the ability to learn quickly.

Common major disciplines of students minoring in French include journalism, political science, education, sociology, or business. These students find employment in print or broadcast media, government, teaching, social services, or industry because they possess career-specific skills in addition to general knowledge and language proficiency.


Minor Hours Requirement

The French minor requires a minimum of 15 hours.

French Minor Requirements

Although there are no specific courses required, students must observe individual course prerequisites. Complete five of the following courses with a grade of C or better in each: