A student majoring in French is expected to achieve fluency in reading, writing, and speaking French. They are expected to take ten courses (at least 30 credits) at the 2000 and 3000 level, in addition to writing a Senior Evaluation. With approval from the Chair, one course can be taken in another department, provided it deals significantly with French art, music, history, and culture.
The Senior Evaluation is a thesis written during the two semesters of the senior year. Students register for Senior Evaluation I (1 credit) during the first semester of the senior year, and, in consultation with their faculty advisor, develop a topic for their thesis, collect primary and secondary resources, and write a detailed outline. Students register for Senior Evaluation II (3 credits) for the second semester of their senior year and are expected to complete their thesis by the end of that semester.
Students minoring in French must take five courses (at least 15 credits) above the introductory level, one of which must be at the 3000-level.
Note: All course work counted toward the major and minor must be taken for a letter grade and must receive a grade of C- or better.
Departmental Honors are conferred upon graduating seniors who have maintained grade point average in French of 3.5 and have received a minimum grade of A- for Senior Evaluation I and II.