Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

French Language Minor


The minor in French Language offers students the opportunity to master skills of language acquisition, including speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing, while also developing basic cultural competency in the French-speaking world.


Six courses in consultation with the departmental French advisor. Students with no background in French will begin the sequence with 101. Students with high school or other background language will be placed in French 102-251.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Minor in French Language, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing skills
  • Develop analytical skills that will allow them to read and write in French as well as write organized compositions 
  • Analyze and interpret texts including newspapers and films in order to better comprehend the representations of cultural identity and make cross-cultural, intercultural connections
  • Attain better cultural competency
  • Foster a lifelong interest and enthusiasm for French-speaking cultural production

Professional use

  • Education
  • Translation 
  • Government
  • Foreign service
  • International business
  • International law
  • Journalism
  • Health and medicine

Declaring a Minor

Please log in to your LOCUS account to declare a minor in French. Visit http://www.luc.edu/hub/declaremajor.shtml for more information on how to add a minor in LOCUS. Upon declaring a minor, the student will be assigned a faculty advisor.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Eliana Vagalau, Undergraduate Program Director
Crown Center 471, evagalau@luc.edu