Students with a high school or other background in French may earn credit by examination for introductory and intermediate level courses. See department for details.
The following is an example of a four-year plan. Students may have individual reasons for changing the order of the curriculum. Students may also have advanced placement in language, so it is important for students to consult with their advisors before completing their schedules.
French Studies majors are strongly encouraged to take HIST 121/122 in partial fulfillment of the social sciences requirement and should consider taking ML 440/LING 403 in partial fulfillment of the humanities requirement. It is also strongly recommended that the French Studies major elect at least one course in world literature in fulfilling the humanities requirement. In addition, majors should seriously consider participating in study abroad programs, especially if they are pursuing a teaching career. The Department of Language, Linguistics & Philosophy also sponsors occasional study tours to French-speaking countries (ordinarily during the summer) in which students may be interested.