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Global French Studies - Majors & Minors

Global French Studies

Course Catalog

Requirements for a major

Global French Studies

Total courses required Nine
Core courses Two courses in French at the 200-level
Other required courses Two courses in English or another language at the 200- level or above by approval of the Director of Global French Studies OR two additional courses in French at the 300-level.
Number 300 and 400 level courses Five
Senior requirement and capstone experience GFS 420 is the capstone course in the Global French Studies major. Students will engage in close study of a topic in French literature or culture and will complete a substantial research- based project in French on a related subject. They will present their work in English at a public panel.
Additional information Off-campus courses
  • Students majoring in Global French Studies may receive up to two credits for courses in French taken off-campus with approval by the director of Global French Studies.
  • Students minoring in Global French Studies may receive one credit for courses in French taken off-campus with approval by the director of Global French Studies.

Heritage Speakers

  • Heritage speakers of French may not enroll in courses below the 300-level.
Writing in the Major One WIM-based 300-level course. In the 300-level WIM course, students will develop skills in research and writing as they prepare for their capstone project in GFS 420 (the Global French Studies senior seminar).

Requirements for a minor

Global French Studies

Total courses required Five
Core courses Two 200-level French courses
Two 300-level French courses
Other required courses

One additional course in French at the 300-level or above OR one course in English or another language at the 200-level or above by approval of the Director of Global French Studies. Only one of these courses may be taken off-campus.

Minor for heritage speakers of French:

  • When students successfully complete two courses at the 300-level or above, with a grade of C or better in each, they receive retroactive credits for two 200-level courses to complete the four French courses required for the minor. The fifth course remains as described above.
Number 300 and 400 level courses Two or Three