Major and Minor in French

Conversation, Composition and Reading II (FREN2210) and the Foundation Courses are approved language courses for the French major (30 credits) and French minor (18 credits).

FRENCH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

30 credits (10 three-credit courses), which must include:

12 credits (4 three-credit foundation courses) to be chosen from among the following:

  • FREN3305 Introduction to Drama and Poetry
  • FREN3306 Introduction to Narrative Forms
  • FREN3307 Masterpieces of French Literature
  • FREN3308 Advanced Language Studies in French
  • FREN3309 Topics in French Culture and Civilization

Please note: Students may repeat a semester of FREN3307, FREN3308, or FREN3309 as an elective with the permission of the instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

12 credits (4 advanced courses) in French language, literature, or culture at the 4400 level or above.

6 credits (2 elective courses) to be chosen among the following:

  • FREN2210 French Composition, Conversation and Reading II (as an entry level courses only)
  • Additional courses at the 3300 or 4400 level in French
  • Related courses with departmental permission

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a major: 15 credits (5 approved three-credit courses) for one year of study, 9 credits (3 approved three-credit courses) for one semester of study. No RLL credit will be granted for courses abroad conducted in English taken during a semester or academic year program.
  • RLL credit will be granted only for courses abroad (1) conducted in French; (2) directly related to textual analysis in the cultural production of French-speaking peoples.
  • Students who transfer 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) or more from study abroad must take their remaining courses towards the major in the department.
  • Students who do not study abroad are allowed a maximum of two related courses outside the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Students who transfer a minimum of 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) from study abroad must take their remaining courses towards the major in the department.
  • All RLL majors are required to enroll in an advanced course each semester of their senior year regardless of whether they have completed the ten-course requirement for the major.

FRENCH MINOR REQUIREMENTS:

18 credits (6 three-credit courses), which must include:

6 credits (2 foundation courses) to be chosen from among the following:

  • FREN3305 Introduction to Drama and Poetry
  • FREN3306 Introduction to Narrative Form
  • FREN3307 Masterpieces of French Literature
  • FREN3308 Advanced Language Studies in French
  • FREN3309 Topics in French Culture and Civilization

3 credits (1 advanced course) at the 4400 or 7700 level

9 credits (3 elective courses) to be chosen among the following:

  • FREN2209 and FREN2210 French Composition, Conversation and Reading I AND II (as entry level courses only)
  • Additional Courses at the 3300 or 4400 level in French

NOTES AND CONDITIONS

  • All courses for the minor must be in French.
  • All RLL minors must enroll in one advanced course during their senior year, regardless of wether they have completed the six-course requirement for the minor.
  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a minor: nine credits (3 approved three-credit courses) for one year of study, 6 credits (2 approved  three-credit courses) for one semester of study. No RLL credit will be granted for courses abroad conducted in English taken during a semester or academic year program.
  • RLL credit will be granted only for courses abroad (1) conducted in French; (2) directly related to textual analysis in the cultural production of French-speaking peoples.
  • Approval for summer courses taught by Boston College faculty, including courses abroad, will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Undergraduate studies.
  • One-credit practicum courses are not considered for the minor requirements.