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For the Class of 2014 and Earlier


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For the Class of 2014 and Earlier

French Language + Literature Major | French Major Studies | Minor in French

NOTE: Students who intend to major in French Language & Literature or French Studies, or minor in French should prepare their schedules in consultation with a French faculty adviser. To declare the major or the minor and be assigned an adviser, please contact the Department Associate Chair in your college.
 
The major in french language and literature


Majors in French language and literature will take a minimum of ten courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate French I) and higher, and at least five upper-level courses numbered 3000 and above. These ten courses normally include 2001 and 2600. Students who place out of any of the following, FREN 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses. 

At least one of the ten courses required for the major must be taken in each of the following groups (in consultation with the French adviser the requirement in Group I may be waived):

Group I
Advanced Language, Communication and Cultural Studies
  Courses include: FREN 2601-Advanced Conversation; FREN 2610-Advanced Grammar; FREN 2620-French Composition; FREN 2621-French Stylistics; FREN 2630-Translation Techniques; FREN 2650-Business French; FREN 3005-Culture and Civilization; FREN 3006-France Today; FREN 3010-Rules of the Game

Group II Literature of the Middle Ages through the 16th Century
  Courses include: FREN 2651-Textual Explication; FREN 3100-Medieval Literature; FREN 3120-Inventing Identity: 16th Century; FREN 3150-Medieval French Saints and Sinners; FREN 3170-French Love Letters; FREN 3291-Fable and Fairy Tale; FREN 3350-Thinkers/Moralists 

Group III Classicism or the Enlightenment (17th or 18th Century)
  Courses include: FREN 3170-French Love Letters; FREN 3200-Classicism; FREN 3251-17th-Century Stage/State; FREN 3295-Early French Novel; FREN 3300-Enlightenment; FREN 3333-Tableaux: Art and Theater in the 1700s; FREN 3340-French Neo-classical Women Writers; FREN 3350-Thinkers/Moralists; FREN 3351-Revolution/Literature; FREN 3360-French Autobiography; FREN 3729-French Short Fiction

Group IV Modern Literature (19th Century to present)
  Courses include: FREN 3291-Fable and Fairy Tale; FREN 3360-French Autobiography; FREN 3400-French Romanticism; FREN 3452-19th-Century Short Story; FREN 3470-Francophone Voices from North Africa; FREN 3472-Realism and Decadence; FREN 3501-Modern Poetry; FREN 3560-Contemporary Novel; FREN 3561-Modern French Theater; FREN 3571-French Women writers; FREN 3575-French Feminism; FREN 3729-French Short Fiction

Study Abroad Policy: Students studying abroad for one year may apply no more than four study abroad courses toward the French Language and Literature major.
  Students studying abroad for one semester may apply up to three study abroad courses toward the French Language and Literature major.
  NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their French faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.
 

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The French Studies major is an individualized interdisciplinary major consisting of ten courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate French I) and higher, and normally including FREN 2001 and FREN 2600. Students who place out of any of the following, FREN 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses.
 
A l l French Studies major courses are decided in consultation with the French adviser, and will normally include at least seven courses offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, equally distributed on the 2000, 3000 and 4000 level.

Up to three related (literature or cultural studies) courses may be taken outside the department, but must be approved i n   a d v a n c e by the French adviser.


Study Abroad Policy: A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the French Studies major.
  NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their French faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.
   
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The minor in French is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in French only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day classes at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center Campuses.
 
Minors in French will take a minimum of six courses numbered 1501 and higher to be chosen in consultation with the program adviser. These courses will normally include FREN 2001, FREN 2600 and at least two French courses taken at the 3000-level. 

Study Abroad Policy:
French minors are highly encouraged to spend a semester or summer in a Francophone country. Students are encouraged to take a wide range of upper-level courses in the humanities and even social sciences provided they are taught in French and have a rigorous course of study. Upon discussion and approval with their minor/study abroad advisor and the successful completion of the course (C or higher), students studying abroad for an academic semester can receive credit for up to two courses and up to three courses for an academic year.
 
Programs that provide direct enrollment in the host nation's university system are particularly encouraged, as are family stays. 
 
NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their minor must have these courses approved by their French faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.
 

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For course descriptions, browse the University Catalog.

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