French Minor

Department of Romance Studies

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238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Dorothea Heitsch, Undergraduate Advisor and Study Abroad

Valérie Pruvost, Director of French Language Instruction

Ellen Welch, Chair

Amy Chambless, Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse, multicultural, and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas.

Students unable to undertake a full eight-course French program may register for the French minor. This option also is available to students in some professional schools.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
FREN 3003
Four additional FREN courses numbered above FREN 204, excluding FREN 308, FREN 401, FREN 402, FREN 601, FREN 692H. At least two courses (six hours) must be above 300. 112
Total Hours15

French (FREN) course descriptions.

See the program page here for special opportunities.