The Undergraduate Major in French
The Major in French is intended for students with good knowledge of the French language who are interested in improving their language skills and learning more about French and Francophone culture. The requirements for the major are flexible, allowing students to choose their courses according to their interests; many students who major in French are double majors. Students who intend to major are encouraged to consider a stay in France, preferably a Junior Year Abroad, though a semester or a summer program are viable options too (see Study Abroad).
The program for majors in French studies consists of 15 units:
Courses in other departments: Occasionally, relevant courses in other departments may be used to earn credit towards the major or minor in French. In most cases, some of the reading as well as exams and papers must be done in French in order to earn credit towards the French major or minor.
Current WCAS policy states that courses offered by other institutional participants in the Semester On-Line Program may count as elective credit toward graduation, but that individual departments or programs determine whether these courses count toward majors or minors. The Department of French & Italian will not credit these or any other on line courses toward the major or minor, including as related courses.
Check with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for information on specific courses.