Take the following courses:

FR-110  French I

Emphasizes the four communicative skills (speaking, reading, writing, and listening) focusing on the context of everyday life.

3 CreditsH,I 

FR-120  French II

This class is intended for students who have completed FR 110 or its equivalent. In addition to learning and practicing basic communication skills in French, students will study some of the cultural foundations and practices of the French-speaking world. Instruction is entirely in French. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPrerequsite: FR-110

FR-210  French III

This is the third course in a the three-semester sequence of beginning and intermediate French. Students will learn and practice more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary to communicate more spontaneously and fluently with other speakers of French. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPRE-REQ: French 120 or equivalent. 

FR-230  Conversation

This course focuses on developing the speaking and listening skills of students of French. Students will acquire the language structures and vocabulary to interact with fluent or native speakers of French on a variety of topics without strain for either party. 

3 CreditsH,I,CS,SWGLSPRE-REQ: FR 210 or equivalent. 

FR-260  French Civilization and Culture

An overview of the French culture and civilization in language, art, literature, history, and ideas. 

3 CreditsH,I,CSPrerequisites: FR210 or equivalent. 

FR-270  Francophone Civilization and Culture II

An in-depth introduction to the history and influence of French culture outside Europe. Students will gain a general knowledge of contemporary Francophone cultures that exist throughout the world. 

3 CreditsH,I,CSPrerequisite: FR210 or equivalent. 

FR-331  The Craft of Translation

This course introduces high-intermediate and advanced students of French to the formal technics and art of written translation. 

3 CreditsH,I,CWStudents must have completed two 200 level courses taught in French or have instructor permission prior to enrollment. 

WL-201 Language in Motion

In this course, international students, study-abroad returnees, students with other international experiences, heritage speakers, and/or upper-level language students expand their knowledge of language and culture, process their own intercultural and language-learning experiences, and enrich local school classrooms. In addition to learning about teaching language and culture and the school context, students develop individual projects for presentation in school classrooms.

1 CreditH, I, CS, SW-LE 


Take 18 credits of French or Francophone Studies at the 300 level or above.


Take a minimum of one semester of study abroad in France or a French speaking country or region.


Take 2 courses outside the French program that focus on European history or topics of French/Francophone concern.  NOTE: Course exceptions must be approved.

HS-104 Medieval Europe

This course will examine the history of Western Europe from the Roman Empire to approximately 1450. This 1000-year period was the setting for both large and small changes in the way people inEurope thought about themselves, governed each other, and lived everyday lives. During the course, we will follow a chronological timeline, but we will frequently stop, look, and enjoy thescenery. (Formerly titled: European History to 1550)

4 CreditsH, I, WK-HTPre- or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 orEN-109

IS-104   Ideas & Power in the Modern World

An integrative examination of human experience with an emphasis on language, gender, race, and literature and the ways in which different cultures and classes understand human reality.

4 CreditsH,I,CW,SWGH1 

PS-241 European Politics

Examines the modern history, political culture, institutions and policies of the major West European states. Britain, France, West Germany and the European Communities are compared along with selected other countries. The major problems confronting these are highlighted.

3 CreditsS, IPrerequisite: PS101 or PS102.


Take one of the following courses:

FR-326  French Cinema

An overview of the history of French Cinema and various schools of film analysis. Participants in this course view and analyze major examples of French cinema from its origins to today. Discussions are in English. Papers may be written in English or French.

4 CreditsF,I,H,CW 

FR-331  The Craft of Translation

This course introduces high-intermediate and advanced students of French to the formal technics and art of written translation. 

3 CreditsH,I,CWStudents must have completed two 200 level courses taught in French or have instructor permission prior to enrollment. 

FR-345  Women in French Culture

An introduction to the major currents of contemporary French feminism. All readings are in the translation and discussions are in English.

3 CreditsCA,I,H,CW 

FR-399  Special Topics

Provides courses not covered by the regular offerings. These are developed to meet the needs of students of advanced standing and included themes in Medieval & Renaissance Literature and French Women Writers.

1-4 Credits  

FR-499 Special Topics

Allows the department to offer subjects not on the normal schedule.

1-4 CreditsPrerequisites vary by title.

POE Credit Total = 45

Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level.  Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.

The French designated program of emphasis builds proficiency in the French language and provides a general knowledge of French and Francophone cultures. It also allows students to focus on a specific area of French literature or civilization. The program prepares students for graduate work in French or related fields, as well as a variety of international professions.

  • A minimum of one semester of study in France or a French-speaking country or region.
  • A minimum of 45 credit hours in French. Of these 45 hours, no more than 14 may be beginning or intermediate language courses (i.e. courses numbered below FR 230).
  • After returning from the semester or year abroad, students will take at least one 300 or 400 level course in the target language.
  • Prior to the second semester of the student's senior year, she/he must demonstrate at least intermediate-high oral proficiency in French on the ACTFL scale.