This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in French requires a minimum of 15 s.h. earned in advanced French courses (prefix FREN) numbered 3000 or above, including at least 9 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa. All courses for the minor must be taught in French. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The French Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher is considered to be the equivalent to FREN:3000 Third-Year French. Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the minor

Credit from the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) programs in Pau and Lyon, France, and the Study in Montpellier program in France counts as University of Iowa credit for the minor; 6 s.h. earned in other study abroad programs may be counted toward the minor. 

Those who plan to use their work toward a minor in French as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education about requirements.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

French, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in French requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in courses considered advanced for the minor (3000 level or above). 9 s.h. must be taken at the University of Iowa. All courses for the minor must be taught in French.  
Students must maintain a GPA of 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor.  
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/non-pass.  
Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the minor.  
The French Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher is considered to be the equivalent to FREN:3000 Third-Year French.  
Study Abroad: credit from the University Studies Abroad Consortium and the Study in Montpellier programs in France counts as University of Iowa credit for the minor; 6 s.h. earned in other study abroad programs may be counted toward the minor.  
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
FREN:1001 Elementary French I a, b 4 - 5
 Hours4-5
Spring
FREN:1002 Elementary French II a, b 4 - 5
 Hours4-5
Second Year
Fall
FREN:2001 Intermediate French I a, b 5
 Hours5
Spring
FREN:2002 Intermediate French II a 5
 Hours5
Third Year
Fall
Minor: advanced French course (prefix FREN, numbered 3000 or above) 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: advanced French course (prefix FREN, numbered 3000 or above) 3
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor: advanced French course (prefix FREN, numbered 3000 or above) 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: advanced French course (prefix FREN, numbered 3000 or above) 3
Minor: advanced French course (prefix FREN, numbered 3000 or above) 3
 Hours6
 Total Hours33-35