Majoring & Minoring

 Majoring in French

French Majors must take 33 credits of French with a concentration in one of
the following three areas. For all three areas, six of the required 400 level credits
must be taken with professors of French in the School of Arts and Sciences:

French Literary Studies

  • Must take 213 and 214
  • Must take 215 OR 217 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 216 OR 218 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take an additional seven courses at the 300 and 400 levels.  Of these seven courses:
    – three courses must be at the 400 level, including the senior seminar 480
    – five must be in literature
    – one may be taken in English and/or outside the French Department
       on a French or Francophonic subject (French Department approval is required)

French Cultural Studies

  • Must take 213 and 214
  • Must take 215 OR 217 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 216 OR 218 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 315 and 316
  • Must take an additional five courses at the 300 and 400 level.  Of these five courses:
    – three courses must be at the 400 level, including the senior seminar 481
    – two must be in literature
    – one may be taken in English and/or outside the French Department
       on a French or Francophonic subject (French Department approval is required)

French Linguistics

  • Must take 213 and 214
  • Must take 215 OR 217 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 216 OR 218 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 615:201 (in the Department of Linguistics)
  • Must take an additional six courses at the 300 and 400 levels.  Of these six courses:  
    – four 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 taken in the Department of Linguistics

History / French Double Major

  • This interdisciplinary major includes the following:
  • 18 credits in History, 24 credits in French (131-2, 215-6, advanced courses), and a senior seminar
  • For more information please go to:  History / French Double Major.

Minoring in French

  • Must take six courses given in French.  Of these six courses:
  • Only one of the following may count toward the minor:  131, 132, 137, 210, 213, 214
  • Must take 215 OR 217 (you cannot take both)
  • Must take 216 OR 218 (you cannot take both)
  • Three courses must be at the 300 level or above
  • Optional:  One required 300-level course can be replaced with both 420:213 AND 420:214,
    in which case a total of seven courses are required to complete the minor.
  • Optional:  One required 300-level course can be replaced with two French literature or culture courses
    taught in English, in which case a total of seven courses are required to complete the minor.

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