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French Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for French Studies

Major: French Studies Degree: Bachelor of Arts


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all prerequisite and major courses.
Note: Students may be placed into higher courses due to placement exam result or departmental recommendation.

FRE1120 Beginning French I (4 Credits)

FRE1121 Beginning French II (4 Credits)

FRE2240 Intermediate French I (3 Credits)

FRE2241 Intermediate French II (3 Credits)

Major Electives (21 credits)

Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum 9 semester hours of courses taught in French.
Of the 12 hours allowed in English, no more than 6 hours may be in courses focusing on Europe so that students will be exposed to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Francophone world.


(Taught in French)

  • FOL 3930 ST: Foreign Languages (French only)
  • FOL 3953 Advanced Foreign Language Study
  • FRE 3430 French for the Professions
  • FRE 3502 French and Francophone Cultures
  • FRE 4501 France Today
  • FRE 4402 Advanced French Conversation
  • FRE 4905 Directed Independent Study in French
  • FRE 4930 Special Topics in French Culture
  • FRT 3800 French Translation Techniques
  • FRW 3100 Survey of French Literature: Pre-19th Century
  • FRW 3101 Survey of French Literature: The Modern Period
  • FRW 4930 ST: French Literature (may be repeated)


(Focusing on France and the Francophone world)

  • FIL 4822 French Cinema
  • FOT 3510 Love in the Middle Ages
  • FOT 3931 Studies in Foreign Culture (French/Francophone culture only)
  • FRT 3550 Faces of France
  • FRT 4561 Women in French Literature & Culture
  • EUH 3451 France Since 1789
  • EUH 4294 Seminar-Modern Europe (topic on France only)
  • CPO 3151 Politics & Society in France

    Focusing on Europe) Select no more than 2 courses from the following:
  • EUH 3120 Medieval Europe
  • EUH 3142 Renaissance-Reformation
  • EUH 3202 Enlightenment & Power: Europe 1660-1789
  • EUH 3205 19th Century Europe
  • EUH 3206 20th Century Europe
  • ARH 3410 Modern European Art I
  • ARH 3434 Modern European Art II
  • PHP 3786 Existentialism
  • ECS 3303 Current Issues in the Economics of the European Union

Major Requirements (9 credits)

FRE3283 Fren Listening/Speaking Skills (3 Credits)

FRE3300 French Grammar and Composition (3 Credits)

FRE3350 Readings Fren Lit and Culture (3 Credits)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)