The French program at Marquette University provides students with the opportunity to develop linguistic proficiency in one of the most widely spoken languages the world of business and diplomacy while learning about the rich and diverse cultures of Francophone Africa, Asia, America and Europe. The goal of the minor in French program is twofold: to master all four skills of language acquisition (speaking, understanding, reading and writing) and to receive an introduction to the content areas related to French language and to the great diversity of Francophone arts, philosophy, politics and history. A minor in French may combine studies with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences or sciences. Students considering careers in international business, international affairs, diplomacy, education, philosophy, history, law or communications are particularly encouraged to pursue a minor in French.
The minor in French consists of seven courses (21-22 credit hours), excluding the elementary language courses and Intermediate French 1 (FREN 1001 Elementary French 1, FREN 1003 Intensive Elementary Frenchand FREN 2001 Intermediate French 1).