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French Cultural Studies Minor

The French cultural studies minor is interdisciplinary and has less of a focus on language than the standard French minor. It is more focused on the culture and is taught in English.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn interpersonal communication, interpretive listening, interpretive reading as well as oral and written presentations in French. In addition, you will learn about the French and Francophone cultures including the products, practices and perspectives. Critical thinking, problem solving and cultural awareness are also other student learning outcomes of the program. You would attain an Intermediate-Low level minimum in oral and written skills.

What are the requirements for this degree?

This minor is 18 credits:

  • 12 required (including courses in Quebec or Haiti)
  • 6 interdisciplinary courses in English


  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Counseling
  • Human communication

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

This minor is an asset for careers in such fields as:

  • Services (health, international organizations, volunteering)
  • Industry (import/export, marketing and advertising, overseas investments)
  • Government (foreign service, department of state, FBI, CIA, homeland security)

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This minor is to be capped with a summer course in Quebec for culture and language immersion or with the double seminar with service learning in Haiti during winter break.

Joining the French Club allows you to practice the French language and learn more about the cultures from the French-speaking world. Every semester, there are multicultural events, fundraisers and visits to events related to the French-speaking world.

Contact the Global Languages and Cultures Department Rowland Hall 109 1871 Old Main Dr. Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1635