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French Major & Minor Requirements

French Major & Minor Requirements

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019 

56 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any other major or minor.
Only grades of ‘C’ and above may count towards the major. 
French Department Courses (minimum of 28 units of FRENCH courses)
 
1. Gateway Courses (recommended)
    FRENCH 120: Coffee and Cigarettes (Winter) (4-5 units)
    FRENCH 121: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Autumn) (3-5 units)
    FRENCH 129: Camus (Autumn) (4-5 units)
 
2. Introductory Culture and Literature Courses (3 courses minimum)* 
133 fulfills the Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement.
    FRENCH 130: Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Literature (Autumn)
    FRENCH 131: Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th- and 18th-Century France (Spring)
    FRENCH 132: Literature, Revolutions, and Changes in 19th- and 20th-Century France (Spring)
    FRENCH 133: Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean (Winter)
* To enroll in all French literature courses, students must have completed FRENLANG 124
    or successfully tested above this level through the Language Center.
 
3. Medieval/Early Modern Course (5 units)**
The following courses fulfill the Medieval/Early Modern requirement:
    FRENCH 12Q: Humanities Core - Europe, Middle Ages and Renaissance (Winter)
    FRENCH 266: Food, Text, Music: A Multidisciplinary Lab on the Art of Feasting (Winter)**
 
4. Capstone Course: Students must take at least one 200-level FRENCH course.  
**One course may fulfill both the Medieval/Early Modern and Capstone requirements.
 
5. Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
Students must take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) two quarters prior to degree conferral. Contact the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer for the major to begin the process.
 
6. Electives (maximum of 28 units)
All electives must be pre-approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
• Additional FRENCH courses at the 100- or 200-level taught by French faculty.
• Up to three French language courses at or above FRENLANG 21C, for a maximum of 13 units.
• OSPPARIS courses.
• 10 units from select IHUM, Thinking Matters, or SLE courses.
• 5 units from select Digital Humanities courses.
 
 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019

6 courses, 24 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any other major or minor.
Only grades of ‘C’ and above may count towards the minor.
 
French Department Courses (12 units minimum)
Students must take a minimum of three French Literature courses. 
Two courses must be from the FRENCH 130 sequence * (8 units)
 
FRENCH 130: Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance French Literature (Autumn)
FRENCH 131: Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th,18th-Century France (Spring)
FRENCH 132: Literature, Revolutions, and Changes in 19th- and 20th-Century France (Spring)
FRENCH 133: Literature and Society in Africa and the Caribbean (Winter)
 
* To enroll in all French literature courses, students must have completed FRENLANG 124
   or successfully tested above this level through the Language Center.
 
Electives (12 units maximum)
All electives must be pre-approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
 
The following courses have been pre-approved as electives:
• FRENLANG 21C, 22C, 23C, 120, and 124
• OSPPARIS courses taught in French
• 5 units from select Digital Humanities, IHUM, Thinking Matters, SLE, or 
  Education as Self-Fashioning (ESF) courses, with approval from the Chair.
 

 

Contact

Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Marisa Galvez
mgalvez@stanford.edu
Building 260, Room 134

Denise Winters
Undergraduate Student Services
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 260
Pigott Hall, Rm. 128
Stanford, CA 94305-2005
denisew1@stanford.edu

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