Majors, Minors, and Requirements

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FRENCH

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN FRENCH:

A total of forty (40) credits as follows:

  1. French 202*.
  2. French 301, 485, 486.
  3. French 321 or 322.
  4. French 323 or 324.
  5. Twenty (20) additional credits in French (5 four-credit courses) at the 300-400 level, three of which must be in literature.

Recommended: A second modern language or Latin; related courses in English, history, philosophy, and art.

Majors are strongly encouraged to spend their junior year in a French or Francophone university. Departmentally pre-approved courses taken there will normally be accepted as courses in the major.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN FRENCH:

A total of twenty (20) credits as follows:

  1. French 202*.
  2. French 301.
  3. French 323 or 324.
  4. Additional elective four-credit courses at the 300-400 level. French 202, 301, and 323 or 324 must be taken before elective courses above 324 are attempted.

Minors are strongly encouraged to spend at least one term of their junior year in a French or Francophone university. Departmentally pre-approved courses taken there, beyond French 324, will count as elective courses in the minor. French 305 counts as one elective course in the French minor.

*Students who place into the 300-level are neither required nor permitted to take French 202 for credit toward the major or minor. Students placed at the 300-level are still required to take a total of 40 credits for the major and 20 credits for the minor. Students who choose to take appropriate 300-400 level courses offered by the French section in English may count only one course taught in English toward the major or minor.

HONORS IN FRENCH

A minimum of 44 hours above the 200-level courses in French; a research paper on a specific literary topic; demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written French; and study abroad (at least one semester.)