French Minor Expected Learning Outcomes
- Progress toward advanced-level "proficiency" in writing, speaking and listening in a variety of living as well as professional contexts, and reading various text types (newspapers, literature, college-level texts, etc.) with a strong level of comprehension.
- Learn to use writing as a process of discovery by composing academic essays that work toward mature thinking, the orderly development of ideas, and vigorous argument.
- Learn to recognize and comment intelligently on the major periods and contributions of French and Francophone literature and history, with an eye to appreciating the respective culture and intellectual history of nations whose modern history runs parallel to and intertwines with that of the United States.
- Are equipped with a fundamental linguistic competence and general habits of thought and expression that will assist them in as a supplement to scientific or business degrees, or for further graduate or professional studies in the humanities, law, or business.