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Department of World Languages & Cultures

B.A. in French Studies:

The Major in French Studies consists of eleven courses (33 credit units) focusing on French and/or Francophone cultures and an electronic portfolio of work done in these courses.

Of the eleven courses in the Major, at least eight (24 units) must be taught in French: four courses (12 units) at the 200-level and four courses (12 units) at the 300-level. English-taught courses pre-approved for credit towards the Major in French Studies include WLC 220 (French Culture through Film), WLC 250 (French Novel in Translation), and WLC 200F (Introduction to French and Francophone Cultures). Consult the French Advisor for approval of other English-taught courses towards the French Studies Major. The French Course Rotation Plan shows approximate times and campus locations of future course offerings.

An option for K-12 teacher certification in French is also available.

Minor in French Studies:

The Minor in French Studies consists of six courses (18 credits) focusing on French and/or Francophone cultures. Of these six courses, at least four (12 credits) must be taught in French at the 200-level or above. English-taught courses pre-approved for credit towards the Major and Minor in French Studies include: WLC 220 (French Culture through Film), WLC 250 (French Novel in Translation), and WLC 200F (Introduction to French and Francophone Cultures). Consult the French Advisor for approval of other English-taught courses towards the Minor. The French Course Rotation Plan shows approximate times and campus locations of future course offerings.

Please Note: Students in the Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education programs who have selected the French Studies Minor must complete a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-level to meet graduation and teacher certification requirements.