French and Francophone Studies Major

Majors must take at least 15 units in the department, and minors must take at least 12 units in the department.

Language Prerequisites:

FRE 1Elementary French I

4

FRE 2Elementary French II

4

or equivalent

Total Credit Hours:8
You may take the departmental placement test.

Core Courses required for Majors:

FRE 3Intermediate French III

3

or

FRE 103Intermediate French III

3

and

FRE 4Intermediate French IV

3

or

FRE 104Intermediate French IV

3

or equivalent with the departmental approval

FRE 101French Writing Lab

3

FRE 112History and Civilization of France

3

FRE 122Advanced Oral Expression

3

FRE 12619th Century Culture and Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:18

French and Francophone Studies: Plan I

This program focuses on developing language fluency, and on discovering and deepening knowledge about French and francophone cultures, through the study of literature and other works of art.

In addition to the language prerequisites courses and core courses, you choose 2 courses among the following ones:

FRE 115Translation and Interpretation

3

FRE 120Francophone Literature

3

FRE 124Intro to the Analysis of Literary Masterpieces

3

FRE 12820th and 21st Century Culture and Literature

3

You choose 2 additional upper division courses in the department

You write a senior thesis

FRE 191Senior Thesis

3

Total Credit Hours:6

You write a senior thesis

FRE 191Senior Thesis

3

Total Credit Hours:41

French and Francophone Interdisciplinary Studies: Plan II

This program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers related to world affairs from a global perspective. Students will draw from different perspectives, having the opportunity to take courses outside the department.

In addition to the language prerequisites courses and core courses, you choose 1 course among the following ones:

FRE 116Contemporary Culture and Politics

3

FRE 120Francophone Literature

3

FRE 12820th and 21st Century Culture and Literature

3

You choose 2 additional upper division courses in the department

You may take these 2 additional upper division courses in English on a topic related to the French and francophone world (6). These courses can be taken in the department, such as our culture courses, or outside the department (with the departmental approval).

You can do either an internship or independent studies with the approval of the department chairperson.

 

FRE 190AInternship

3

or

FRE 199AIndependent Studies

1.0-3.0

FRE 199BIndependent Studies

1.0-3.0

Total Credit Hours:38