French (minor)

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The minor in French imparts fundamental knowledge of the academic study of the French language, Francophone literatures and the French-influenced cultural area. In addition, students acquire key qualifications in language and communication competence in French, which can be used in a later professional activity in areas with an affinity for language, culture and communication.

In order to be able to take the central courses of language practice, you must have a command of language level B1.

Study contents

French language practice

In the language practice courses you will learn to understand, reproduce and compose more complex text types from different areas. You will expand your basic vocabulary and the ability to use it orally in everyday situations as well as to create small presentations. In addition, you will learn strategies for translating and conveying the language by means of various texts and exercises.

Cultural studies trivium

Advanced courses focus on linguistics, literature, and regional studies. You will learn basic knowledge of the scientific study of the French language. Other topics include cultural and literary development from the 17th century to the present and the history of France in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Disciplines French Romance Studies

In advanced study, you will delve even deeper into French history, improving your linguistic and textual skills in combination through analysis and interpretation.

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