French Studies Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in French, French Studies Concentration


Minimum required major course work normally equates to 37 hours.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60 - 75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: A student must have at least a 3.45 LAS cumulative grade point average, complete a senior thesis FR 492, and complete two additional advanced-level courses in French or in supporting course work. Consult the honors adviser for details.

FR 207Writing and Grammar Workshop3
FR 211Introduction to Literary Studies3
FR 212Introduction to Cultural Analysis: French Identities3
Language Courses
FR 205Oral French2
FR 213French Phonetics2
FR 314Advanced Grammar in Context3
Culture Courses
Choose two of the following:6
French Cultural History to 1789
French Cultural History 1789-1968
Contemporary France
Literature Courses
Two courses at the 300- or 400-level in French and/or Francophone literature6
Medieval and Early Modern Period course
Students must take one course focused on the medieval/early modern period. Students may choose from FR 335 or FR 301. This course can be used to fulfill the Culture or Literature Courses requirement.
Three French courses at the 300- or 400-level in any of the following areas: language and translation, business, cinema, culture, linguistics, literature, media.9
Total Hours37