French Studies

Acceptance to Major Requirements

Course Requirements:  FREN 211 or 212, 311 (or 315), 312 (or 316); 26 credits FREN 212+ (must include 399 Senior Capstone) and may include classes taught in Montpellier study abroad program.

Minimum Grade and/or GPA for required courses:  grade of C or better and 2.0 GPA
Minimum Cumulative GPA:  2.00

Other Requirements: Students may take up to four (4) credits in English, with a focus on France or Francophone world, subject to approval by the French Studies Program.  At least half of the credits required for your major, excluding supporting courses, must be in CSB/SJU course work.

Unconditional acceptance to major: At the time of application, the student (1) has earned at least a C (2.00) grade point average for all coursework completed and for all coursework completed in the intended major, including FREN 211 (or 215) or 212 (or 216), and (2) is on track to complete 311 OR 312 by the end of the spring semester of the student’s sophomore year and to enroll in at least one upper-division course in French Studies in the fall of their junior year. 

Conditional acceptance to major: The Languages and Cultures Department Chair may, at their discretion, admit students to the major who do not meet the criteria for unconditional acceptance. Such students may proceed with current registration, but their subsequent continuation in the major will be contingent on meeting expectations stipulated by the Chair.

Major in French Studies (38 credits)

211 or 212, 311 or 315, 312 or 316; 24 additional 212+ credits; and 399. All students are urged to study abroad at our French program, in Montpellier. CSB/SJU Study Abroad Programs fulfill many Integrations Curriculum as well as major/minor requirements. No more than 4 credits of ILP coursework can be applied towards the French major. Up to four credits taught in English from the list below may be applied to the major.

Major in French/Secondary Education (38 credits)

Same requirements as for the major in French studies.

212, 311 or 315, 312 or 316; one literature course from 370-Francophone Literature/French Literature and Ideas (3 credits), 370-Medieval French Literature: Mysteries, Marvels and Monsters (3 credits), 330, 331, 332, or 351; one cultural studies course from 370—Civilization of the South (3 credits), FREN 370-Contemporary French Civilization (3 credits) 341, or 352; 16 additional 300-level credits ; and 399. All students are urged to study abroad at our French program, in Montpellier. CSB/SJU Study Abroad Programs fulfill many Integrations Curriculum as well as major/minor requirements. No more than 4 credits of ILP coursework can be applied towards the French major. Up to four credits taught in English from the list below may be applied to the major.

Suggestion:
See the education department listing for minor requirements.

Courses taught in English

Consult with your French major advisor to discuss the best course for your program, if you choose to apply 4 credits in English toward your major.

ENG 243, 383, 386, 387
HIST 333, 335, 341
HONR - Some topics may be relevant to the French major; consult your advisor
PHIL 334, 341
POLS 341
THEA 337, 338

Students interested in an interdisciplinary major (language and literature, history, philosophy, and the fine arts) are encouraged to see European Studies for details.

Minor in French (20 credits)

211 or 212, 311 (or 315), 312 (or 316); and eight additional 212+ credits in French culture, language or literature.

Courses taught abroad (in French)

324 French Cinema Abroad.
111-French for Beginners (5 credits)
112-Beginning French 2 (5 credits)
211-Intermediate French 1 (4 credits)
216-Intermediate French 2 (4 credits)
270-Intermediate Conversation (3 credits)
315-Advanced French 1 (4 credits)
316-Advanced French 2 (4 credits)
FREN370-Phonetics (3 credits)
FREN 370-Advanced Conversation (3 credits)
FREN 370-Writing in French: Tools & Techniques (Advanced) (3 credits)
FREN 370-Civilization of the South (3 credits)
FREN 370-Francophone Literature/French Literature and Ideas (3 credits)
FREN 370-Medieval French Literature: Mysteries, Marvels and Monsters (3 credits)
FREN 370-Contemporary French Civilization (3 credits)
FREN 370-Directed Research (3 credits)
COMM 370-Cinema Studies: Theory and History (3 credits)
COMM 370-French Cinema: Masculine-Feminine: France through the Lens of the Cinema (3 credits)
ECON 370-Monetary and Financial Economics (3 credits)
HIST 370-Contemporary European History (3 credits)
HIST 370-Medieval French History (3 credits)
POLS 370-Comparative Political Systems: Democracies, Nations, and Social State (3 credits)
SA 397-Internship (3 credits)

Courses (FREN)