French is a global language and there are over 169 million francophones (French speakers) throughout the world. French is an official language of many international organizations such as: the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Labor Bureau, the International Olympic Committee, the 31-member Council of Europe, the European Community, the Universal Postal Union, the International Red Cross, the Union of International Associations (UIA), Doctors Without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières), and the PeaceCorp.
The Minor in French provides a more intense development of skills and knowledge of the French language, and of French and Francophone cultures and literatures, giving the students an opportunity to follow a course of study that will be supplementary or complementary to their majors. Not only does it give students a way to demonstrate global engagement and knowledge, but it also aims to make them more marketable in our global economy by providing them with insights and understanding of the French and Francophone world at large.
To learn more about Modern Language Studies programs at CSU San Marcos, please visit the Modern Language Studies website.