2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Studies Major

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The objective of the French Studies major is to provide oral and written competence in the language and a solid background in the literature and culture of the countries of the French-speaking world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Acquire a basic understanding of the literary, historical, social, or cultural influences that inform French and Francophone literary works
  • Acquire the ability to express themselves in French, and to articulate in writing and discussion their responses to literary texts
  • Develop a basic critical ability to identify, interpret, and evaluate the ideas and formal features of an integrated body of literary texts authored in the French language
  • Develop a sensitivity to the plurality of meanings within a literary text authored in French

Major Requirements (40 units)

The three semesters of lower-division French language courses (FREN 101 , FREN 102 , and FREN 201 ) serve as a prerequisite but do not count toward the units necessary for the major.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to spend a summer in France or in another French speaking country, or a semester abroad at a French-speaking university.

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