Requirements for a Major in French

A total of forty (40) credits as follows:

  1. French 202*.
  2. French 301, 486.
  3. French 320, 321 or 322.
  4. French 323, 324 or 335.
  5. Twenty (20) additional credits in French (5 four-credit courses) four of which must be at the 300-400 level, depending on initial language placement.

Students who choose to take appropriate 300-400 level courses offered by the French section in English may count up to two courses taught in English (in the French section) toward the major, as long as they have a French language component.

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

*Students whose placement is above the 201 level are neither required nor allowed to take courses numbering below their placement level for credit towards the major. Students placing above 201 are still required to take a total of 40 credits for the major.