Oct 03, 2022  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies Major

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Required Units

Total number of units required for major, excluding any required Intensive(s): 10

Required Intensive units, if any: 1

Total units required: 11

Distributional Content Area Units Required

11 units in French, or 10 units in French above FFS 106  and an additional unit taken outside the department, chosen in consultation with the major adviser. Two units must be elected at the 300 level from the group:

Senior Year Requirements

To graduate, majors need two 300-level seminars, and one unit of intensive work at any level. A minimum of 1.5 units must be taken at the 300 level as a senior. This requirement is distinct from, but may overlap with the 300-level requirement for concentration stated above.


Eight additional units of FFS courses.

Following initial placement, students should work through each level of the curriculum in order to enroll in a higher level as follows:


One unit of Intensive required preferably taken as two 0.5 units.

Teaching Certification

Students who wish to obtain Secondary Certification must complete the program of study outlined by the Education department.

Study Abroad

Up to 6 units from Study Away and summer courses may be counted toward a major in French and Francophone Studies, with departmental approval.


  • A maximum of six units may be earned from study abroad.
  • One unit may be elected from a related field outside FFS if 100-level units are not counted towards the major. Such elections must be approved by advisor or by petition to the Department.
  • Students may not take or count toward the major courses lower in level than their initial placement by the department.
  • A French AP score of 4 or 5 may count as one unit towards the major.
  • Courses taken under the NRO will not count towards the satisfaction of the major (or correlate) requirements. An exception for one (1) unit, taken while enrolled in a Study Abroad (or Summer) program, may be granted by the department upon request.

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