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 has been approved to count toward the French major and minor:

AHST 1120Medieval Art: Catacombs to Cathedrals3
AHST 1152Modern Art3
ENGL 1030Fairy Tales3
ENGL 1140Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity *3
HIST 2230Early Modern France3
PHIL 2209Existentialism3
PHIL 3307Descartes3

Magis Core Curriculum

Beginning with the Class of 2023, all undergraduate students will be required to complete the Magis Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Curricula section of this undergraduate catalog for a detailed explanation of the Magis Core.