Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. Julie Singer, email@example.com, Ridgley 315 (Spring, 2016)
Total units required:
30 units (27 units for second majors).**
Required courses (in French):
- French 307. Advanced French
- French 308. Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis
- French 325. Dramatic Voices: Poets and Playwrights
- French 326. Narrative Voices: Fiction and Nonfiction
- French 411 or French 4131. Writing Intensive
- French 4xx. Upper-level seminar before the Revolution (Medieval, Renaissance, Seventeenth- or Eighteenth-Century)
- French 4xx. Upper-level seminar after the Revolution (Nineteenth- or Twentieth-Century or Francophone)
** Students who take Fr 201 at the university may count it as one course towards the major (out of nine for the second or ten for the prime). Students may also count one 3-credit course towards the major at the 300-level or above that is taught in English by a member of the French faculty either within or beyond the bounds of the department at Washington University. This course does not replace the requirements in French.
Students must maintain an average of B- or better. Both 400-level courses required for the major must be taken at Washington University. All primary majors must complete a capstone experience by achieving a B+ or better in one of the 400-level seminars.
Study Abroad: You are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program. Summer programs are available in the Paris, Nice, and Senegal and semester abroad programs are available in Toulouse and Paris. Up to six credits from each program can count towards the major.
Senior Honors: You are encouraged to work toward Latin Honors (cum laude, magna, summa). To qualify for Latin Honors in the major by thesis, you must complete special literary research and prepare and orally defend an Honors thesis, which is judged by an Honors faculty committee. To qualify for Latin Honors by course work, you must complete four literature courses at the 400 level, including two in literature before 1800, and present two critical essays written for those courses to be judged by an Honors faculty committee. Recommendations for Honors are based on your performance and the quality of the thesis or critical essays, plus your cumulative grade point average.
Transfer Credits: 18 of the 27 units required for the major must be taken in residence. Non-WUSTL courses may count toward the major only with departmental permission.