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French Major and Minor Requirements
The French Major

The French Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70). Majors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major requirements.

Nine courses, including:

FREN 305 Writing in French through Culture and Literature

One course, chosen from:

FREN 301 French Conversation through Cinema

FREN 304 French Grammar Review

FREN 306 French at Work

FREN 311 French and Francophone Cultures

Two courses, chosen from:

FREN 320 The Individual in Society

FREN 324 Francophone Literatures and Cultures

FREN 325 Medieval and Early Modern Society

FREN 326 Revolution in France

FREN 327 The Question of Modernity

FREN 328  Introduction to Magrhebian Literature and Culture

Four 400-level courses, at least three of which are numbered 411 or higher

One unit elective at the 300 or 400 level (may be an LLC course with CLAC component)

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

The Residency Requirement

For all French majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. French majors and minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.

International Business Option

The French Major/International Business Option

(Earned in conjunction with a major in the Robins School of Business with an international business concentration.)

Nine courses and an interdisciplinary research project in addition to completing all requirements of the international business concentration for the business administration major including:

Three 300-level courses (at least one FSLT), normally taken prior to study abroad

Two 400-level seminars following required study abroad

One semester full-time study at an approved business school (with all-French curriculum) in a French-speaking country (four courses)

IDST 379 Interdisciplinary Research Project

The French major/international business option represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions with all-French curriculum (for example, ESSEC, Rouen Business School, or Université Catholique de Lille). There, students will continue their business concentrations in classes with both local and other international students.

To prepare for the experience abroad, students will have a solid base of 300-level French courses taken on the Richmond campus. Upon return, they will broaden their knowledge of literary and cultural studies through advanced seminars as well as additional Robins School of Business coursework. The French component of this program thus consists of five courses taken on campus plus four or five courses taken abroad, or the equivalent of a nine-course major in LLC.

The French Minor

The French Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70). Minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the minor requirements.

Five courses, including:

FREN 305 Writing in French through Culture and Literature

One course, chosen from:

FREN 301 French Conversation through Cinema

FREN 304 French Grammar Review

FREN 306 French at Work

FREN 311 French and Francophone Cultures

Two courses, chosen from:

FREN 320 The Individual in Society

FREN 324 Francophone Literatures and Cultures

FREN 325 Medieval and Early Modern Society

FREN 326 Revolution in France

FREN 327 The Question of Modernity

FREN 328  Introduction to Magrhebian Literature and Culture

One 400-level course

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.

The Residency Requirement

For all French majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. French majors and minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.