French Major information
All in-major courses in French must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to count toward fulfillment of the major requirements.
French Language, Literature and Culture Track
Requires completion of 27 credits above the second year (200 level): 3 credits in conversation, 3 credits in composition, 3 credits in advanced French language course, 6 credits in literature, 6 credits in culture, and 6 credits of electives
French and Francophone Studies Track
Designed for those students who are interested in developing their skills in the French language and in gaining a broader perspective on and a deeper understanding of French speaking countries in Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Asia.
Students majoring in French and Francophone Studies are required to earn 30 credits:
18 credits in French at the 300-level and above: minimum 3 credits must be in language, 3 in literature, 3 in culture, plus 9 elective credits.
12 credits in other disciplines. Students will be able to expand on the French/Francophone unit of the class in another discipline (English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Art, International Business, Marketing) by conducting extensive research and writing a paper. The French/Francophone component of the class in another discipline must be discussed with and approved by the course instructor and the student's adviser in the French Section.
In order for a student to complete the requirements for the major in timely fashion, it is essential that we draw up a study sequence together: students should schedule appointments with their faculty advisor to select a reasonable and feasible course of study. Any of the full-time French faculty may be chosen as an advisor. We encourage our advisees to meet with us every semester to review progress.
All students enrolled in Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences must also check the requirements for graduation, which can be found in the University Bulletin.