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Program Requirements for French and Francophone Studies

Major in French and Francophone Studies

Global Cultural Studies Track French and Francophone Studies is available as an interdisciplinary area of emphasis under the Global Cultural Studies major. This option allows students to enhance their skills in French language and culture while learning about diverse French-speaking communities; their historical and environmental issues, worldviews, legacies of colonialism and recent political struggles. This major option also aims to provide students with background on factors that account for the movements of peoples from France, West Africa, The Maghreb, The Caribbean, and North America and gain insights on the struggles, contributions and aspirations of Francophone groups in the world. All students take a placement test before undertaking a course of study in French. Starting with 301, courses introduce students to cultural, linguistic, literary and artistic topics that allow them to develop communication skills at an advanced level.

For a major in Global Cultural Studies with emphasis in French and Francophone Studies: Complete 41 credits as follows: • Departmental Core (13 credits):

Language Courses (8 credits): - A minimum of 8 credits from

Study Abroad and cultural studies courses (Take 20 credits to reach 41 required for the major).

By departmental invitation, students may write a senior thesis: GLCS 490 (2 credits).