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French is so much more than learning a language. If you like good food,
surprises, riveting literature, fascinating cinema, or bustling cafés, mastering
the French language can be the perfect choice.
you know that French is one of the two languages – along with English – that is
spoken on all five continents? It is also an official language of
the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic
Committee, the International Red Cross, and international courts.
French will open your doors to the myriad of countries and cultures that make
up the Francophone world. The diversity is truly wonderful – from Belgian humor
to Senegalese philosophy to the traditional meals you can enjoy.
the French language will teach you a lot about the way people see the world. You
will discover diverse worldviews while expanding your own. Did you know that in
French people don’t say “I miss you” but “You are missing from me”?
French language and culture will provide you with meaningful academic
opportunities, including pursuing one of Gannon’s exchange programs at a
university in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Montreal and more to experience the
A minor in French
language and culture can complement any major, particularly political science, public
service and global affairs, health sciences, international business, history, philosophy,
English, communications and more.
Seniors who have successfully passed FREN 210 and FREN
211 and four upper-level courses
in France/Francophone studies qualify for the minor (three upper-level credits
may also be
earned through a GLOBL course with a focus on France and the Francophone
entering with a level higher than 211 will be able to waive three credits for
FREN 210 and pursue only 15 credits in the target language to earn the minor
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