Majoring in French

Degree Requirements

Total program: 40 semester hours

Core Requirements

33-36 semester hours

ANTH 240Language and Culture4
or ENG 270 The Foundations of Linguistics
FREN 210Intermediate French Stories and Conversation4
FREN 211Intermediate French Conversation and Film4
FREN 320French Civilization and Culture I4
or FREN 321 French Civilization and Culture II
FREN 322La Francophonie: The French-Speaking World4
FREN 330Second Language Teaching4
FREN 430French Literature I4
FREN 431French Literature II4
FREN 499Senior Seminar/Project1-4
Total Semester Hours33-36


Additional upper division French courses to complete 40 semester hours in French. Many of these may be taken abroad. 4 units of upper-division work in a related field, including HSTY 436 French Revolution & Napoleon, may be counted toward the French major with French faculty approval.

Study Abroad

French majors are strongly encouraged to complete a semester of study in France or a French-speaking country and select a curriculum which includes at least one course in French Phonetics, Linguistics, or Advanced Syntax.