Minor in French Studies
The study of world languages and literatures lies at the very center of the humanities. World language majors not only acquire skills in reading, writing and speaking many languages, but they also explore and develop an appreciation for the literature and broader cultures of lands and peoples around the globe. The French program offers students the opportunity to study the language and literature of the French-speaking world.
- French Studies for This Century: Why French Matters
- What Can I Do with a World Language Minor?
- 40 Surprising Facts about French: For instance, French is the official language of 32 countries worldwide, and only French and English are taught in every nation in the world.
- Language Study in the Age of Globalization: The College Level Experience
- Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities
- Global Learning and Study Abroad is a Key "High-Impact Practice" for College Students, according to the Association of American Colleges and Universities. It leads to higher four-year graduation rates, better student retention, and greater student success.
- Why Study a World Language? It makes you smarter. As it turns out, studying a world language has a lot more benefits than just being able to order great food at a fancy restaurant or ask for directions while on vacation. Studying world languages can actually make you smarter. Recently, scientists have begun to show there are many advantages to being bilingual. Bilingualism enriches and enhances cognitive development and can have a deep effect on the way your brain processes information, and contrary to popular belief, these advantages are not limited to early language learners. In a recent study at the University of California, San Diego, scientists found that fully bilingual individuals were more resistant to onset of Alzheimer's disease. Why? Your brain benefits from being used: the more you exercise it the better and longer it will work for you. Source: 1/13 Vista Higher Learning
French minor degree requirements may be found on the academic catalog page.