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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures

French

French

Requirements for Major

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies include:

44 credit hours of French courses at the level 2001 or above. These courses must include the following courses or their equivalent as approved by our faculty.

  • 4 Credit Hours FREN 2400 Composition et conversation
  • 8 Credit Hours FREN 25XX or FREN 2701. Prior to Fall 2017, some FREN courses were numbered 2200 or 26XX, and they also fulfill this requirement. Check with your French advisor.
  • 8 Credit Hours FREN 35XX or 3701. Prior to Fall 2017, some FREN courses were numbered 3010, 3020, or 36XX, and they also fulfill this requirement.
  • 4 Credit Hours FREN 3110 or 3150 (these are advanced language skills courses).

While not required, students who major in French and Francophone Studies are encouraged to study abroad in a French-speaking country. Majors who choose to study abroad are encouraged to enroll in a French and Francophone Studies course upon their return.

* These requirements for the Major or Minor apply as of Fall 2017, AND students who declared the major or minor prior to that time may opt into the new requirements or continue with the old ones.

TRANSFER CREDITS

A maximum of 22 quarter hours of transfer credit from other institutions may be allowed toward the major requirements. The following guidelines from the registrar's office determine how we evaluate transfer credits:

  • AP/IB credits are considered transfer credits.
  • Credits taken as a Cherrington Scholar are DU credits, not transfer credits.
  • Credits earned abroad at non-Cherrington programs are considered transfer credits.