History / French Major
Students take 45 credits, distributed as follows:
- 18 credits in the Department of History.
• 6 credits in French History (510: 331, 333, 335 or others by approval). These courses have as their primary subject the history of France or a French-speaking region.
• 12 credits in either French History or adjacent domains "Adjacent domains" courses treat areas or topics with a close relation to French history, including non-European Francophone cultures. See list below.
- 24 credits in the Department of French.
• 9 credits of French language courses.
Students may count only 1 of 420: 131, 132, 210.
Students may not count 420: 101, 102, 105 or 121.
• 6 credits as follows: 420: 215 (or 217) and 216 (or 218).
These courses have pre-requisite of 200-level placement or successful
completion of 420:132.
• 9 credits on the 300 and 400 levels, at least 3 of which have to be on the 400 level.
- 3 credits for a senior seminar jointly offered by History and French.
(taught in English with supplemental materials in French).
Sample four-year program for a student completing a History/French major:
|1||420: 131-2 (1 counts towards major)||510: 101,102 (Dev. Europe)|
|2 French History or adjacent|
|3||1 300 level
1 300 level
|2 French History or adjacent|
|4||1 400 level||1 joint senior seminar|
(Sample only; individual programs will vary widely)
Note that this program leaves ample room for the student to complete College distribution requirements, as well as, if desired, a second major, and to participate in study abroad or Honors. Students are encouraged to consider shaping their program to develop broad competency in specific areas, such as Francophone studies, medieval studies, modern France, and the like. Technical Options and remarks
- One college or FAS honors seminar on an appropriate History / French topic may be counted towards the major, with written approval of an advisor.
- In the event no senior seminar is taught in a given year, a student may substitute, with written approval from an advisor, a college or department honors project, a graduate course that requires a long research paper, or a senior seminar in French or History.
- If 6 of the French credits are taken on the 400 level, the remaining 3 can be taken in a French course taught in English.
- One course given outside the History and French Departments on a topic directly related to French History may be counted towards the major requirements, with written approval from an advisor. Example: 082:351 "Art in France," or a special seminar on "Paris/Tokyo — 1700 to the Present."
- Credit towards the major for courses transferred from other institutions requires written approval. Of the required 8 upper-level courses, at least 4 must be taken with New Brunswick faculty.
- "Adjacent domains" courses in History include:
- 321 Age of Enlightenment
323 Age of Absolutism and Revolution
325 Nineteenth-century Europe
327 Twentieth-century Europe
343 England, 1485-1789
510: 101, 102 Development of Europe
363 Germany since 1914
417 First World War
427 Intellectual History of Modern Europe
445 Industrial Revolution
508: 322 West Africa
422 African Cultural History
Other courses may be added upon written approval of an advisor.
The French and History departments are committed to a strong and active program of providing advice and information to students. We urge you to contact the department offices to speak with an advisor before doing TTRS registration, and for answers to questions of any kind. Advisors schedule regular office hours in both departments.
Department of History:
Jim Reed, Undergraduate Director
Jennifer Jones, History/French
Coordinator Faculty in French or Francophone areas:
Department of French:
Mary Shaw, Undergraduate Director
, History/French Coordinator Faculty with related interests:
History / French majors with an overall GPA of 3.0, 3.4 in History and French, are encouraged to choose and carry out an independent project of advanced study on a topic that interests them, for 6 credits, of which 3 count towards the major. Interested juniors can obtain further information from the departments and should consult an advisor. Study Abroad. Students who have completed French 213, 215, and 216 are eligible for study in Rutgers' program in Tours as sophomores or juniors. Details are available from the Study Abroad Office, Milledoler Hall, CAC. History / French majors should give strong consideration to doing study abroad. Minor. Because the program is based on joint development of two areas, there is no minor in History / French. Students interested in a less extensive program should consider majoring or minoring in one or both of the History and French departments. Summer program in Paris. The French department offers courses from the 200 to 400 level through its 7-week summer program in Paris. Details available in the department. Secondary Teaching Certificate. Available to students who complete the major and a fifth year in the teaching education department. Consult the Graduate School of Education, CAC, no later than the start of junior year. Eligibility for French departmental activities. Majors in the program are eligible to compete for nomination as "assistant d'anglais" (subsidized program to teach English in French schools for a year), to live in the French House at Douglass or the French floor on CAC, and for membership in the Phi Sigma Iota honorary society. Obtain information from the French Department. History department activities and programs. For special programs, opportunities, and events in the History department, obtain information from the department or its website: http://history.rutgers.edu.
|DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Van Dyke Hall, College Avenue Campus
|DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH
Ruth Adams Bldg. 103, Douglass Campus