Students who begin the major with French 100 will construct a major program in consultation with their advisor; this program will not require more than 11 units within the department nor more than 15 units total. 1) Nine (9) departmental units (200 level & above):
a) One unit of each: ____ FREN 210 (Comp & Conv), ____ FREN 215 (Adv. French Language and Composition).
b) At least one unit in French literature numbered 240 or above
d) One unit of ____ French 380 (Seminar).
2) Four (4) units of supporting courses. Choose one of the three options available:
a) ____ Four courses chosen from appropriate offerings in art history or history; English/Comparative Literature 190, Philosophy 110,200,205; Political Science 280 or 285; a course in German, Russian or Spanish literature (recommended).
b) ____ Double majors are encouraged, and in such cases required courses in the other majors are acceptable as supporting courses toward a major in French.
c) ____ The student may submit a proposal to the major advisor for an individual plan of courses for meeting the requirement of 4 supporting courses.
3) Majors normally spend at least one semester of study abroad in a country in which French is the common idiom. With the prior consent of the advisor, some courses completed abroad may count toward the major. Note 5 of the 9 French units must be completed on campus.
4) Majors are encouraged to live at least one semester in the French House.
Students who earned a 4 or 5 on the AP French exam may apply the one unit earned towards the French major.
Students who start above FREN 210 still need to complete a total of 9 units of French courses at or above the level at which they started.
French majors considering studying abroad should do so after completing FREN 210/ 215 and 220 or 240, whenever possible.
French majors must receive prior approval from their major advisor for French of the courses they intend to take for credit toward the major while studying abroad.