Our minor offers an alternative to those who may not be able to double major but who would like to develop their studies in French.
To pursue a minor, you must have completed French 6 or the equivalent and take ONE of the following lower-division courses:
- Introduction to Literary Analysis (French 12);
- French Culture and Civilization (French 14 or 14W);
- Society and Self in Early Modern France (French 16);
- French Cinema and Culture (French 41);
- or French and Francophone Novel (French 60).
You are also asked to select ONE course from our advanced composition series (French 100 or 101).
Finally, you will choose four courses from our upper-division offerings in language, culture, criticism, history or literature. The minor consists of a total of five upper division courses. 20 units of courses should be exclusively dedicated to the Minor.
For additional information about the program and how to enroll, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Jean-Claude Carron.
French Language Placement Exam
Enrollment in French 1 through 6 is contingent upon proper placement, as determined by the results of the Departmental Placement Exam.
The French placement exam is offered online only. Paper placement exams are no longer offered. For full instructions and the link to the French placement exam.
The placement exam can only be taken once, and scores are valid for the duration of the student’s enrollment at UCLA.
- Students with one or more years of high school French MUST present a placement examination score on the first day of class.
- Students who have taken the AP examination and received a score of 3 or higher need not take the departmental placement examination but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies.
- Students who have never had high school French may pre-enroll in French 1 without taking the placement examination but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies.
- Transfer students who have had French at another college should check their degree progress report for credit equivalencies granted on admission (see counselors in A316 Murphy Hall or call 310-825-3382).
Students who have taken the AP Examination and received a score of 3 or higher need not take the Departmental Placement Exam but should consult the UCLA General Catalog for credit equivalencies (see “Credit for Advanced Placement Tests”). Students can consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the French Department for further counseling.