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General Education and Graduation Requirements

The Department offers four courses meeting the Language component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, FREN 101, 102, 105 and 201; and three courses meeting the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, FREN 330, 430 and 440. Courses taken during the France off-campus study program can meet General Education Requirements: FREN 445 meets the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement. FREN 301 and 340 are designated as Writing Intensive Courses. FREN 440 is designated as a Research Course.

The Major

Students majoring in French and Francophone Studies must complete at least 29 credits at the 300-level or above in the department, including:

  • FREN 301 The Art of Writing with Style¬†OR
    FREN 340 Literary Studies (Writing Intensive)
  • At least two on-campus courses at the 330-level or above
  • FREN 440 Advanced Literary Studies (Research Intensive)
  • At least one other on-campus course at the 400-level
  • FREN 488 Senior Capstone
  • Participate in an off-campus semester or yearlong study program in a French-speaking country. Three courses from a semester program or five courses from a yearlong program may be applied toward the major.
  • Complete three credits at the 300-level or above in another academic department to support your interest in the major. Courses such as:
    • AAAS 376 A History of West Africa
    • PHIL 330 Postcolonial Theory
    • TESO 344 Studies in Language Learning and Teaching
    • TESO 345 Linguistics
    • ENG 369 Contemporary Literary Theory

The Minor

Students minoring in French and Francophone Studies must:

  • Complete at least 18 credits in the department at the 300-level or above, including at least one course at the 400-level. Those pursuing a minor are invited to discuss with a French and Francophone faculty member whether they are prepared for and would benefit from enrolling in FREN 488 Senior Capstone.
  • Participate in an off-campus semester or yearlong study program in a French-speaking country. Two courses from a semester program or three courses from a yearlong program may be applied toward the minor.