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A major in French is a program of study of French language and literature. It consists of a minimum of eight courses at the 300 and 400 levels. It must include FREN 361, and five 400-level literature courses. Two courses at the 350 level are required before any 400-level literature course may be taken. Exceptions to this rule can be made only with the approval of the department chair. The 400-level courses are divided into the following categories: French: Pre-1800 (category 1) and Post-1800 (category 2).
Independent study courses are permitted only when the above distribution requirements are met. FREN 490Â is open only to candidates who are studying independently for honors.
Pre-1800 (category 1)
- FREN 421Â -Â The Classical Stage
- FREN 423Â -Â The 18th-Century Epistolary Novel in France
- FREN 425Â -Â Libertine Fiction of the French 18th Century
- FREN 429Â -Â The Age of Enlightenment
- FREN 433Â -Â The Court of Louis XIV
- FREN 481Â -Â Major French Authors
Post-1800 (category 2)
- FREN 430Â -Â Literature of Adventure and Quest
- FREN 441Â -Â Readings in French Poetry I
- FREN 450Â -Â French Narrative in the Early 20th Century
- FREN 453Â -Â Contemporary Literature in French
- FREN 455Â -Â Francophone Voices from North Africa
- FREN 482Â -Â Major French Authors
The following regulations apply:
- With some restrictions, only 300- and 400-level courses in language and literature may be counted.
- FREN 361Â may be taken for majorÂ credit on campus only. An exception is made for students who have received credit for this course by scoring 5 on the AP language exam.
- A student who has completed a 400-level course may not take a 350-level survey course.
- No course with a grade of less than Câ€“ is credited toward a major. For graduation, the minimum GPA required in courses counting toward a majorÂ is 2.00 (C); all departmental courses taken in the major are used to calculate this average.
- No more than two departmental courses counting toward a majorÂ may be taken in any one term.
Honors and High Honors
Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Romance Languages and LiteraturesÌý»å±ð±è²¹°ù³Ù³¾±ð²Ô³ÙÌý±è²¹²µ±ð.
Romance Languages and Literatures Department
For more information about the department, including Faculty,Â transfer credit, awards, etc.,Â please visit theÂ Romance Language and Literatures departmentÌý³¦²¹³Ù²¹±ô´Ç²µÌý±è²¹²µ±ð.