About the French Minor
Learn one of the world's most widely spoken languages.
More than 220 million people worldwide speak French, the official language of nearly 30 countries. Learn to speak, understand, read and write French - and learn about France, its history and culture - with a minor in French from PennWest California.
The 18-credit minor includes four semesters of language learning, plus two culture and civilization courses that are taught in English. Coursework is taught both on campus and online, and student tutoring is available seven days a week. PennWest California faculty are accessible to students, who are encouraged to use mobile apps to reinforce their language skills.
Enhance your PennWest California degree by learning a second language.
The French minor can be combined with any major program of study or used to satisfy the language requirement of PennWest California's international studies program.
The French program encourages students to think globally and explore French history and culture. A second language may be especially valuable for students considering careers in:
- Banking and international finance.
- Business, industry and e-commerce.
- Government and military service.
- Import/export and international trade.
- Nonprofit organizations and agencies.
- Travel and tourism.