A minor consists of 16 credit hours beyond the 100 level, of which 9 must be at the 300 level or above. Transfer students must complete 8 hours of the 16 required for the minor in residence at Cleveland State University. Students seeking a minor in French must have a departmental adviser to assist in the selection of courses. No grade below C in a minor course may count toward the minor.
Students are eligible to earn up to 15 retroactive credits for previous knowledge of French. This policy is for students who have completed a foreign-language skills course and who earned a B- or better in that course. For example, if your first French skills course is FRN 102 and you receive an A or B, you can receive credit for FRN 101 . Consult the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at 216-687-4645 for further information.
Credit by Examination
Students who successfully pass the College Level Placement Examination (CLEP test) in French may earn 12 credit hours for previous knowledge of French. For information about the examination, eligibility, and dates when it is given, contact the Cleveland State Testing Center 216-687-2277. Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement French language examination may earn up to 15 credit hours for FRN (FRN 101 , FRN 102 , FRN 201 , and FRN 202).
Note that only courses at the 200-level and above may count toward a French major or minor.
Majors and minors are encouraged to take advantage of Cleveland State University’s exchange programs in Clermont Ferrand and Rouen, and/or a summer study trip to France. Normally up to 17 semester hours of study abroad may count toward the major requirements (additional credit may count toward the total hours needed for graduation). Majors should seek departmental approval of foreign study plans before departure, and must complete at leat two 300- and/or 400-level courses in their major area after return from study abroad.
For further information regarding the possibility of foreign study and summer programs through the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, contact the department office at 216-687-4645.