France is one of the oldest and strongest American allies, with a long-standing relationship based on shared political ideals, common values, and matters related to the global economy, trade, employment, and investment.
Being fluent in French and having an ability to communicate across cultures gives you a competitive edge in the employment market.
Build the linguistic, cultural and communication skills you need to succeed in today’s economy by earning a minor in French for the professions at Marian University. We’ll prepare you to communicate accurately and professionally with French-speaking clients, customers, and colleagues in a variety of workplaces.
With small class sizes and individual attention from expert faculty recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise in business, education, and language, we’ll prepare you for career success.
In its 2018 economic report, the Embassy of France in the U.S. reports:
According to the U.S. Department of State, over $1 billion in commercial transactions between the U.S. and France takes place each day. Trade between the countries grew by 16 percent in 2017. Research and development, especially in the transportation and technology sectors, are at the heart of the partnership.
But government officials and economists report misunderstandings rooted in cultural differences can be an obstacle to productive international business development and partnerships.
This minor pairs well with a range of bachelor’s degrees, including those in business, communication, education, healthcare, and the arts and sciences.
As a minor in French for the professions at Marian, you will:
As a student pursuing this minor, you will complete at least 20 credits of courses, including:
Examples of upper-level French courses from which you can choose:
Credits earned through approved study-abroad experiences may count toward this minor. For information about study-abroad opportunities, contact Dr. Wendy Westphal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 955-6026.
Don't lose what you learned in high school! To earn a minor in French at Marian, we recommend you take the required courses during your freshman and sophomore years, if possible.
This minor will benefit you in any employment sector where French language skills are important. Examples include:
In many cases, your salary will be higher than that earned by workers without French language knowledge and skill.
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