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French Studies

Aims of the Minor


In line with the University’s twin goals of internationalization and developing students’ global awareness, the Minor in the French Studies programme is primarily designed to enrich our students’ major studies by content learning (i.e. French art, culture, education, and/or history) at the University or during their exchange semester(s) in a French university. The second objective of this Minor programme is to equip our students with a level of French competence equivalent to Level A2 or B1 with regard to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).


Minor Requirements (15 CPs)


This Minor is open to all undergraduate students. To declare the Minor, students are required to take 3 core courses plus 2 elective courses from the following list:


DomainCourse CodeCourse TitleCPs
CoreLIN1014French I*3
LIN1017French II3

French III



(Choose any 2 courses)

LIN3025French IV3
LIN3029French Language and Culture3
HIS2036History of Modern France3
LIN1041The French-speaking World in Films3

NOTE: For each exchange semester, up to 2 courses (6 CPs) completed overseas can be used to claim a Second Major/Minor. Should you have any questions, please contact Registry


*Students who have basic French proficiency have the option of taking an additional elective from the list to replace LIN1014 French I. Students’ proficiency will be assessed before approval to do so is given.  French II and French III carry no exemption.


Departmental Coordinator

Ms Moulimois Alice

Tel: 2948 7254



Student Enquiry

Ms Teresa Yeung

Tel: 2948 7263