2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies, leading to a B.A. degree

French and Francophone Studies Major Requirements

To declare a major in French and Francophone Studies a student must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in FRN 203 Intermediate French I   and FRN 204 Intermediate French II , or demonstrate an equivalent mastery of the language.

Majors in French and Francophone Studies complete nine courses beyond the Intermediate I course, including:

Culminating Undergraduate Experience

All French and Francophon Studies majors need to complete a Culminating Undergraduate Experience in one of the following three formats:

  • Course unit(s): 0.5
  • Special Topic: CUE Seminar (1 course unit-counts toward the four required 400-level courses)
  • Research project embedded in a 400-level course in the student’s senior year


All majors must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses required in the department.

French and Francophone Studies majors who have completed FRN 301 Communication & Cultural Understanding  or FRN 304, 306 Approaches to Textual Analysis , may count one 300-level FRN course taught in English toward their major by reading in French (where applicable) and writing all assignments for the course in French.