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Department of Modern Languages

Modern Languages - French

Ever thought about learning about a new language or culture? Take French and join the over 200 million speakers of French, the second most widely learned foreign language after English globally, and ninth most widely spoken language in the world! 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: Continuation of French II, presentation of more advanced elements of the French language. Emphasis on spoken language, use of the language lab. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent.

-FREN301: Continuation of French III, presentation of more advanced elements of the French language. Emphasis on spoken language, use of the language lab. Prerequisite: Recommended to have taken FREN 300 or equivalent.

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 530 - Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture 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 530 - Topics in French/Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

Major Requirements

Thirty-three credit hours of French courses at and above FREN 300, including two required literature courses at the 500-level (FREN 520 and FREN 521 ), 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.

Meet the Professors!

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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! With French, there are three options:

The Department of Modern Languages offers three M.A. tracks

For more information about earning your Masters at K-State, check out our

For more information contact:

Dr. Lavinia Horner

French Language Program Coordinator

lhorner@ksu.edu