Major and Minor Requirements
Major in French: 36 credit
hours, at least 24 hours at the 300 level or above in French,
the two courses numbered 101-102, 201-202, or 301-302, as determined
by placement test, or 401-402.
At least one course (3 cr. hrs.) in each of the following areas:
• Literature or culture before the French Revolution (1789).
• Literature or culture after the French Revolution.
• Francophone literature or culture.
• Language skills course beyond FR 201-202.
A comprehensive examination.
Students beginning at 101 must take all their courses in FR,
not in cognate areas.
Students beginning at 201 or 301 may use up to 9 hrs. either
in French literature or culture in translation (ML), or in cognate
areas (for example, French history, French art history, or French
philosophy), or 9 hrs. in a combination of ML and cognate areas,
with permission of the French Studies coordinator and chair
of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures.
Students beginning at 201 or 301 may also use one comparative
ML literature or culture course in a non-French area, with permission
of the French Studies coordinator and department chair.
Minor in French: 21 hours, beginning at any
Courses numbered 301-302 are strongly recommended for all majors
and minors. "Bridge courses" (those numbered 300 through
310) are also strongly recommended to improve language skills
before taking on more advanced language or literature courses.