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French Minor

French is spoken on five continents, and as a second language everywhere. Minor curriculum teaches the language, literature, cinema and civilization of France in depth, and introduces the culture of the Francophone world. Through the study of French, students will develop an awareness of areas of thought and action different from their own. In addition to rigorous training in the French language and culture, MSU provides students access to several exciting overseas study opportunities.

A French minor is a good complement to a degree in business, humanities, and arts administration, and it is a definite asset on the job market. A background in French opens up many opportunities in all sorts of careers, and is especially useful for government work, international business, translating and interpreting, teaching and tourism.



FRN 101 Beginning French I 3
FRN 102 Beginning French II 3
FRN 201 Intermediate French 3
FRN 202 Conversation and Composition 3
FRN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
Choose six hours of French courses above FRN 202   6

For a complete list of minor requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website. 


Placement Examinations

It is strongly recommended that students enrolling at Morehead State University take placement examination in French if they have studied the language previously and intend to continue their French studies at MSU. The placement test is available at any time on the Web and takes no more than 30 minutes to complete; the score is sent automatically to the student immediately after taking the test and should be brought to the department chair. We will recommend placement on the basis of the score. For questions, contact the department chair, Dr. Keith Terry at 606-783-2134 or via email at It is strongly recommended that French be taken in the freshman year and without interruption. 

Note: Those who begin in a more advanced class will have the opportunity to earn credit by examination for the classes they do not need to take. Please consult the department for details.

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