Modern Languages - French
Did you know that French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, with over 200 million global speakers? Our immersive program offers extensive practice in spoken and written French as well as opportunities to study a range of cultural and artistic movements.
The French Minor requires 6 courses at and above level 3 (FREN 300), including one literature course at the 500-level (FREN 520 / 521 / 530 recommended). See course descriptions to assist you in choosing your courses, and/or contact Dr. Kathleen Antonioli (email@example.com) to discuss placement and scheduling.
Retroactive credit and study abroad credits apply toward the French Minor.
The French Major requires 11 courses (33 credit hours) in French at and above level 3 (FREN 300), including one required literature courses at the 500-level* (FREN 520 / 521 / 530 recommended), and at least three 6/700-level courses. A grade of “C” or better or a minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all French courses counted towards the major. Classes for the major cannot be taken Pass/Fail. Two non-transfer courses are required at the 700 level.
Retroactive credit and study abroad credits apply toward the French Major.
The French major with distinction requires 13 courses (39 credits) in French at and above level 3 (FREN 300), including one required literature courses at the 500-level (FREN 520 / 521 / 530 recommended)*, and at least four 6/700-level courses, and a 3.5 GPA in all courses taken toward the major.
Retroactive credit and study abroad credits apply toward the French Major with Distinction.
*Note: For students who began their language studies prior to Fall 2023, the French major requires two literature courses at the 500-level. Not sure which requirements you fall under? Contact Dr. Kathleen Antonioli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meet the Professors!
Dr. Kathleen Antonioli
Associate Professor, French
Ph.D., Duke University
Dr. Kathleen Antonioli teaches all levels of French language, literature and culture classes. Her research areas include modern French literature, especially Colette, feminist approaches to literary study, translation, and teaching French literature. She is also the Director of the International and Area Studies Program.
Dr. Melinda A. Cro
Professor & Assistant Dean for Student Success and Engagement
Research & Teaching Interests
Early modern French and Italian literature; the pastoral; ecocriticism; digital humanities; aesthetics. Email: email@example.com
Dr. Lavinia Horner
Visiting Assistant Professor and French Language Program Coordinator
Liminal identities/narratives and political writing in Maghreb and in Central/Eastern Europe; exophonic writers; the intersection of science and French literature; pragmatics. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org