1. K-State home
  2. »Modern Languages
  3. »Programs
  4. »Undergraduate Studies
  5. »Modern Languages - French

Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages - French

Did you know that French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, with over 200 million global speakers? Our immersive program offers extensive practice in spoken and written French as well as opportunities to study a range of cultural and artistic movements. 

Minor Requirements

The French Minor requires 21 credit hours at and above the 300-level, including one literature course at the 500-level. K-State Catalog here.

-FREN300 - French III Credits: 5
-FREN301 - French IV Credits: 4

A total of 9 credit hours from the following courses:

-FREN 501 - Readings in French Credits: 3
-FREN 503 - French Composition and Grammar Credits: 3
-FREN 509 - French Phonetics Credits: 1
-FREN 512 - French/Francophone Cinema Credits: 3
-FREN 514 - Contemporary France Credits: 3
-FREN 515 - History of French Culture Credits: 3
-FREN 517 - Business French Credits: 3
-FREN 518 - French Conversation Credits: 3
-FREN 519 - Variable Topics Credits 3
-Any course at the 700-level

One of either literary studies courses:

-FREN 520 - Introduction to French Literature (19th Century to the Present) Credits: 3
-FREN 521 - Introduction to French Literature (Medieval to 18th Century) Credits: 3
-FREN 530 - Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

Major Requirements

The French Major requires 33 credit hours of French courses at and above FREN 300, including two required literature courses at the 500-level, and at least three 700-level courses. A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all French courses counted towards the major. Classes for the major cannot be taken Pass/Fail. Two non-transfer courses are required at the 700 level.K-State Catalog is available here.

-FREN300 - French III Credits: 5
-FREN301 - French IV Credits: 4

9 credit hours of elective courses (choose 3):

-FREN 501 - Readings in French Credits: 3
-FREN 503 - French Composition and Grammar Credits: 3
-FREN 509 - French Phonetics Credits: 1
-FREN 512 - French/Francophone Cinema Credits: 3
-FREN 514 - Contemporary France Credits: 3
-FREN 515 - History of French Culture Credits: 3
-FREN 517 - Business French Credits: 3
-FREN 518 - French Conversation Credits: 3
-FREN 519 - Variable Topics Credits 3
-Any course at the 700-level

6 hours of literary studies (choose 2): 

-FREN 520 - Introduction to French Literature (19th Century to the Present) Credits: 3
-FREN 521 - Introduction to French Literature (Medieval to 18th Century) Credits: 3
-FREN 530 - Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

9 hours of advanced study (choose 3): 

-Any course at the 700-level 

 

The French major with distinction requires 39 credit hours of French courses at and above FREN 300, including two required literature courses at the 500-level, and at least four 700-level courses, and a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major. 

Meet the Professors!

Photo of Dr. Antonioli

Dr. Kathleen Antonioli
Associate Professor, French
Ph.D., Duke University

Dr. Kathleen Antonioli teaches all levels of French language, literature and culture classes. Her research areas include modern French literature, especially Colette, feminist approaches to literary study, translation, and teaching French literature. She is also the Director of the International and Area Studies Program.  

Headshot photo of Dr. CroDr. Melinda A. Cro
Department Head & Professor
Research & Teaching Interests 

Early modern French and Italian literature; the pastoral; ecocriticism; digital humanities; aesthetics. Email: macro@ksu.edu

Headshot photo of Dr. Lavinia HornerDr. Lavinia Horner
Visiting Assistant Professor and French Language Program Coordinator
Research Interests 

Liminal identities/narratives and political writing in Maghreb and in Central/Eastern Europe; exophonic writers; the intersection of science and French literature; pragmatics. Email: lhorner@ksu.edu

 

Looking to continue your education at K-State? Check out our graduate studies program!

For more information contact:

Dr. Lavinia Horner

French Language Program Coordinator

lhorner@ksu.edu