(36-48 credits)

The major program in French language, literature and culture is offered for students in liberal arts or elementary education (Early Childhood & Childhood Education; Early Childhood Studies) programs. Students are admitted to the major upon completion of Intermediate French or placement.

Basic Language Courses (12 Credits) 1
FRN101Elementary French I 3
FRN102Elementary French II 3
FRN201Intermediate French I 3
FRN202Intermediate French II 3
Required Courses (27 Credits)
FRN301Communication & Writing in French4
FRN302Communication & Culture in French4
FRN319French Civilization 4
FRN320Francophone Cultures 4
FRN375French Literature before 1800 4
FRN376Frnch/Franc Lit Aft 1800 4
FRN401Advanced French Composition & Conversation I3
or FRN402
Advanced French Composition & Conversation II
Electives (9 Credits)
Each major candidate is required to complete, by advisement, three courses in French at the 400 level or equivalent.9
Total Credits48

Students with prior training or experience in French may obtain waivers for one or more of the basic language courses listed above, after consultation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Any waivers obtained will reduce the total credits required to complete the major. (At least 36 credits are required.)

Study Abroad in France

Paris Summer Program

In cooperation with the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures the Center for International Programs offers a five-week summer program in Paris for undergraduate and graduate students and for teachers of French. The program centers upon active instruction in language, literature and culture. Formal instruction is augmented by field trips, excursions, movies, and visits to museums in order to provide a first-hand knowledge of French civilization. There is also free time for travel.

Besançon, France

An academic year or semester program is offered at the University of Besançon (Center for Applied Linguistics and the Faculty of Letters) to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Students select from a wide variety of courses in French language, literature, culture, civilization, and social sciences.