Requirements for Completion of the Major in French:

The university requirements for Bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in French. The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the French major is met by completing French 320 or 340.

Beginning Fall 2022 the French major requirements are as follows:

The following French courses (30 to 40 credits): 

  1. All of following courses (15 credits):        

FRN       310        Stepping into the 20th Century and Beyond        3

FRN       320        Exploring Diversity and Minorities in the Francosphere              3

FRN       330        Progressing in French Pronunciation       3

FRN       340        Connecting with the Literatures of the Francosphere              3

FRN       350        Connecting with the Cultures of the Francosphere              3

Note: FRN 391 Special Topics in Study Abroad may substitute for one of the 300-level required courses.       

  1. Complete an additional 15 credits from the following in French course at the 400-level to meet the requirement of 30 credits in courses in the major:          

FRN       420        French for Professional Uses       3

FRN       430        Perspectives in the French Language       3

FRN       440        Perspectives in Literature and the Arts of the Francosphere    3            

FRN       450        Perspectives in the Cultures of the Francosphere              3

FRN       491        Special Topics in Study Abroad   3

A maximum of 9 credits may be earned in each of the 400-level courses above to enable students to focus on a concentration.

  1. French Primary majors must complete:

One cognate of 15 credits. The courses in the cognate shall be in a single discipline or thematic area with at least one 300-400 level course. The cognate allows students to explore other areas of interest that support their creative and career goals. An additional major or a minor can be used to fulfill this requirement. The CAL major advisor must approve the cognate. Cognates for additional majors and 2nd BA students are met through their primary degree course work. 

  1. Students must earn a minimum of 3 credits in one of the following experiential education options through an associated course approved by the College: internship, service/community engaged service learning experience, undergraduate research or creative project directed by a faculty member, a study abroad program, or a study away program.
  1. A minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major.

Note: Students interested in attaining certification to teach French must apply separately for admission to the College of Education’s Teacher Certification program. Applications are available at the Department of Education Student Affairs Office, located in 134 Erickson Hall. Acceptance into the program is necessary for admission into the required Education courses.

Schedule to meet the RCS academic advisor to add a French major.