Majoring and Minoring in French
All French Majors should make a point of meeting with a French advisor. Students taking French as a Second Major or as a Minor are urged to see advisors and discuss their aims and options in order to make the most appropriate course selections.
French Majors must take 33 credits of French with a concentration in one of three areas:
French Literary Studies
213, 214, 217 [or 215], 218 [or 216]*, plus seven courses at the 300 and 400 levels. Three courses must be at the 400 level, only two may be non-literary, and only one may be taken in English. One 300 or 400 level course may be taken in another department (French Department approval required). All students must take senior seminar 480.
French Cultural Studies
213, 214, 215 [or 217], 216 [or 218]*, 315, 316, plus five courses at the 300 and 400 level. Of these five courses, three must be at the 400 level, two must be in literature, and one may be taken in English and/or outside the French department (any outside course has to focus on French or Francophonic subjects; French Department approval required). All students must take senior seminar 481.
213, 214, 215 [or 217], 216 [or 218]*, 615:201 (in the Department of Linguistics), plus six courses at the 300 and 400 levels. Four courses must be in French Linguistics and/or history of the French Language, three must be at the 400 level, one may be taken in English and/or may be taken in the Department of Linguistics.
***For all three areas, six of the required 400 level credits must be taken with French professors in the New Brunswick Faculty of Arts and Sciences.***
Six courses given in French, of which three must be at the 300 level or above. The student may count one (only) of the following: 131, 132, 210. Must take 215 (or 217) and 216 (or 218)*. Students electing to take both 01:420:213 and 214 or two French literature or culture courses in English are exempted from one required 300-level course, in which case a total of seven courses are required to complete the minor.
* Please note you cannot take 215 and 217; nor can you take 216 and 218.
See the Undergraduate Catalog or advisor for more details.