French Major

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES 

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THE MAJOR IN FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE STUDIES

 

Description of Major:

French and Francophone Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to introduce students to the rich diversity of the French-speaking world. Making use of a developing knowledge of the French language, students combine studies in the histories, literatures, and cultures of France and of different Francophone countries or areas. Students develop advanced French language skills and critical skills in textual and contextual analysis.  The major is particularly recommended for students interested in international fields or in certification to teach French.

     

All majors prepare a final project during the senior capstone seminar and complete a portfolio demonstrating oral, written, and reading proficiency and the scope of their cultural knowledge. The final project is decided upon in consultation with the student’s advisor and may take the form of a literary study, an examination of a different area of cultural production (art or architecture, film, television, radio, comic books, etc.), or a study of an event, movement, or system within the French-speaking world.

 

Prerequisites for entrance into the major:

FR 1100, 1110, and 2100 or equivalent must be completed before taking any course in the major (with the exception of FR 2000 which is taught in English). FR 2110 may be taken concurrently with 2000-level courses. Native speakers of French should meet with their advisor to determine alternative courses.

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................... 33 CREDITS

I. Required Courses..................................................................................................... 12 Credits           

FR 2000            French Colonial Legacies (offered in English).................................................... 3

FR 2220            Stylistics and Advanced Composition.................................................................. 3

FR 2400            Spoken French through Cultural Study................................................................. 3

FR 2500            Introduction to Textual Analysis and Research Methods................................ 3

                                         

II. Required Advanced Courses ................................................................................. 6 credits

One upper-level methodology course:............................................................................................ 3

FR 3200            Approaches to Literary Studies or

FR 3410            Approaches to Cultural Studies or

FR 3500            Sounds and Structures of French or

FR 4520            Translation Theory and Practice

 

FR 4800            Senior Capstone Seminar......................................................................................... 3

 

Electives: (select total of 5)....................................................................................... 15 credits

In French: (minimum of 4)

FR 3200            Approaches to Literary Studies.............................................................................. 3

FR 3310            The Modern Novel in French................................................................................... 3

FR 3330            Modern French and Francophone Theater........................................................... 3

FR 3360            French Poetry.............................................................................................................. 3

FR 3370            Topics in Francophone Literature

                        (Topic varies. May be repeated for credit).................................................................. 3

FR 3410            Approaches to Cultural Studies............................................................................... 3

FR 3500            Sounds and Structures of French............................................................................. 3

FR 3800            Topics in Parisian Culture

                        (Topic varies; may be repeated for credit).................................................................... 3

FR 3990            Selected Topics............................................................................................................. 3

FR 4000            Seminar in French and Francophone Cultural Studies......................................... 3

FR 4320            Nineteenth-Century French Narrative Prose........................................................... 3

FR 4520            Translation Theory and Practice.............................................................................. 3

FR 4990            Independent Study....................................................................................................... 3

 

In English: (maximum of 1)

FR 3000            Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Literatures in Translation.......... 3

FR 3700            French Cinema............................................................................................................... 3

FR 3710            Francophone Cinema................................................................................................... 3

ENG 3060         Literature of Western Europe: Renaissance through Modern.............................. 3

ENG 3220         The Nineteenth-Century European Novel.................................................................. 3

ENG 3230         Twentieth-Century European Fiction......................................................................... 3

ENG 4200         Literary Criticism.......................................................................................................... 3

HIST 3100         Modern France since 1815........................................................................................ 3

HIST 4300         The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era..................................................... 3

POL 3320          European Political Systems....................................................................................... 3

 

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