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French Major

A major in French consists of 12 classes and 45 hours, with no grade below “C.” French majors must take the one credit hour FRE 485 class in the fall of their senior year to prepare them for the Senior Comprehensive Exam.

French Core Curriculum Requirements 

Course Pre-Requisite Credits
FRE 101 - Elementary French I None 4
FRE 102 - Elementary French II 101 or Placement Exam 4
FRE 201 - Intermediate French I  102 or Placement Exam 4
FRE 202 - Intermediate French II
201 or Placement Exam 4

 

French Major Requirements

Course Pre-Requisites Credits
FRE 302 - African/Francophone Cinema none 4
FRE 303 - French Conversation 202 or Placement Exam 4
FRE 306 or 307 - Advance Grammar and Composition 202 or Placement Exam 4, 4
FRE 308 - Introduction to Literary Studies in French 303, 306 or 307 4
FRE 309 - 310 - Survey of French Literature 306 or 307 4,4
FRE 311 - Survey of Francophone Literature 306 or 307 and 309 or 310 4,4
FRE 321 - 322 - Civilization of France and of the Francophone World 306 or 307 and 309 or 310 4,4
FRE 485 - Senior Comprehensive (Pass/Fail ONLY) 309, 310, or 311, and departmental approval 1
FRE 400 - Independent Study Departmental approval 1-4