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Program Requirements

Disclaimer: The list below provides an example of requirements & suggested course sequencing for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the date of enrollment in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.

CRN Course Name Credits
  French (FRE) course electives 30 credits
FRE 497 Capstone Project  
Total 30 credits

French majors and minors are required to meet with the French faculty during the first half of their junior year for a discussion of their progress and goals. Further assessment will be accomplished through the Capstone Project. The Project can take one of four forms:

  1. Senior Thesis. Students write an extended research paper in French (20-page minimum with full MLA documentation) on a literary, cultural or linguistic topic with the guidance of a French faculty advisor.
  2. Community Outreach Project. Students, either individually or in small groups, initiate a community event or project promoting the study of French or celebration of local French identity, language, and culture with the guidance of a French faculty advisor.
  3. Combination of Thesis and Community Outreach Project. Students may elect to combine the above two options of writing an extended research paper in French (15-page minimum) and initiating a community project or event under the guidance of a French faculty advisor.
  4. Study abroad at a francophone university. Selection of the program is made with the guidance of a French faculty advisor.