Take your French to the next level — and experience the language and the culture in an entirely new way.
Shenandoah’s French minor program prepares you for an exciting future in a variety of careers. By learning how to use different communicative skills and gaining insights into French and Francophone cultures, you’ll be able to effectively apply different perspectives. You’ll learn to be flexible in a global world, and you’ll acquire new insights about a different culture that will make you marketable for future job possibilities.
Our program is structured around linguistic and cultural similarities and differences, and provides you with the space for self-expression. You’ll learn in interactive classrooms, with faculty who will encourage you to be innovative and creative in your learning. In addition, you’ll review the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture, all taught in French. This program facilitates your ability to communicate effectively in French since only French is spoken in class.
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Enrich your career and become a global citizen through languages and cultures.
Shenandoah University’s Department of Languages and Cultural Studies seeks to prepare students to be true Global Citizens. In addition to instruction in Spanish, French, German and English as a Second Language, we promote community service in the target language and study abroad opportunities around the world.
In today’s global marketplace, languages are a valuable addition to your résumé, opening doors to better career opportunities and higher salaries.
Shenandoah University's College of Arts & Sciences is your direct connection to a classic, broad-based education to satisfy both your intellectual curiosity and career goals. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, small classes and individualized learning opportunities, we put students at the center of all our decisions and events.
We blend the liberal arts with pre-professional courses and hands-on learning to prepare you for careers in the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. You’ll learn through small, engaging classes and relationships with faculty mentors; hone your skills to solve problems; and learn to use creativity and critical thinking to make informed decisions.
Minor in This Program
Declaring a Minor
Shenandoah students work with their Academic Advisor to declare a minor. Academic Advisors will continue to work with students to ensure that they fulfill all of the requirements to complete the minor.
Incoming students should not indicate their intended minor on their Shenandoah application. Applications are for intended majors only.
Career and Salary Possibilities
Use your French knowledge to work in the medical field, in human resources, at universities, in global companies, in the government, in the Peace Corps, or to teach English in a French-speaking country.
The Career Services Office Provides A Comprehensive Range Of Services And Resources To Assist Shenandoah Students In Their Career Search. Services offered include resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and professional dining etiquette workshops.
Our instructors encourage each individual to apply the French minor to their particular major or area of interest, giving you opportunities to explore different activities in terms of your area of specialization. in terms of their needs and talent, giving you opportunities to apply your Students from Shenandoah Conservatory are invited to perform in French according to their major. Students with a different major can explore their activities according to their interests. Although there is a common goal — the French minor — each student is seen for his or her individuality. In such a classroom, students bond easily and continue their friendships outside the classroom. Students who minored in French speak of a “family-like” community that happens readily in such an intimate class setting, and they build confidence in their French skills.
This classroom offers an integrated Mobile Technology program. You’ll Skype with French-speaking families abroad to communicate effectively and exchange cultural traits via the newest technology.
The minor requires a total of 18 academic credits.
|Grammar and Composition||FR 302||3|
|French/Francophone Literatures||FR 315||3|
|French/Francophone Cultural Voices||FR 316||3|
|Advanced Grammar and Composition||FR 360||3|
Learning support services are available to all students in every course at Shenandoah. Free peer tutoring with a student who has previously succeeded in the course is available for any course across the university. The Writing Center is available for every stage of the writing process from thesis development to proofreading and bibliography assistance. The Math Enrichment Center is available for math and science assistance. Professors and Academic Advisors across the university also have office hours and open door policies to ensure Shenandoah students succeed academically.
Imagine participating in interesting conversations led by engaging professors who’ve already done what you dream of doing. You’ll be in a small class — the average class size is approximately 12 students — with professors who know your name, care about your success and provide advice as you pursue your academic and career goals.
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature (French and German), Director of Gender and Women's StudiesFull Biography
Ann St. Clair Lesman
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Students interested in this program should also look into these other majors, graduate degrees, minors, and certificates.
All majors within the College of Arts & Sciences require students to complete a minor in the program of their choice at Shenandoah.
These majors complement this program well:
These minors complement this program well:
You may want to think about enhancing your degree with these certificates that pair well with this program: