French Major

For a 30-credit major in French, students complete the following:

Select at least 7 courses taught in French 121
Select 2 additional courses from the department’s French offerings or from the list of approved courses in other departments6
Select one capstone seminar taught in English3
Total Credits30

Students select their course of study from a variety of offerings including courses on composition and conversation, creative writing, France's culture, francophone cultures, literature, and film. French majors also have the opportunity to apply for internships that count towards the major. Students are encouraged to study abroad in France or in a francophone country either during the junior year or in the summer. The final course for the French major must be taken at Fairfield University.

All majors are urged to work closely with an advisor of their choice, as soon as possible, to plan a program of study.

The following list of courses taught in English have been approved to count toward the French major and minor:

AH 0120Medieval Art of Western Europe3
AH 0152Modern Art3
EN 0103Fairy Tales3
EN 0114Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity *3
EN 0117Introduction to Francophone Sub-Saharan African Culture *3
EN 0316Theoretical Readings of 19th Century Novels3
HI 0230Early Modern France3
PH 0209Existentialism3
PH 0307Descartes3
PH 0316Bergson3