Interdisciplinary Double Major

French plus any other major outside of Romance Languages: 

The major consists of 12 course units, at least 9 of which are in French Studies above French 200 (up to three courses can be major-related). To declare a major, students should meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator and the Undergraduate Chair, who will approve a course of studies

Required Courses

At least 50% of the courses required for the major must be taken at Penn.

Advanced Language- Choose One

(Must be taken in the department at Penn)

French 212: Advanced Grammar and Composition

French 214: Advanced Composition and Conversation 

History & Culture- Choose Two

(At least one course must be taken in the department at Penn)

French 226: French History & Culture Until 1789

French 227: French History & Culture 1789-1945

French 228: Contemporary France

French 229: French in the World

Literature & Arts- Choose Two

(Both must be taken in the department at Penn)

French 230: Masterpieces of French Cinema

French 231: French Literature (Focus on "Love and Passion")

French 232: French Literature (Focus on the "Individual and Society")

French 233: Francophone Literature and Film

Electives

Seven (7) additional French courses are required for the completion of the major. Of these, two (2) must be taken at the 300-level in the department at Penn. Two (2) additional courses must be taken at the 200-300 level in the department at Penn. The remaining three (3) courses may be major-related courses taken outside the French department; approval for major-related courses is required by the Undergraduate Chair in French and Francophone Studies. 

Research Requirement

All French Studies majors will be required to complete a research paper of 12-15 pages in French with bibliography and notes. Students can choose to do this in any 300-level course taken at Penn during the senior year, and should consult with the instructor, who will certify that the student has completed the research requirement. One copy of the paper must be submitted to the Undergraduate Chair before the major certification is approved for graduation.

 

 

Requirements Prior to 2016 (to be utilized by students graduating in Spring 2016)

French plus any other major outside of Romance Languages: 

The major consists of 12 course units, at least 9 of which are in French Studies above French 200 (up to three courses can be major-related). To declare a major, students should meet with the Undergraduate Coordinator and the Undergraduate Chair, who will approve a course of studies.

Required Courses in French Studies

(a) French 212 or 214, 231 or 232, 226 and 227
(b) Two (2) additional French Studies courses at the 200-or 300-level
(c) Three (3) French Studies courses at the 300-level

Research Requirement

All French Studies majors will be required to complete a research paper of 12-15 pages in French with bibliography and notes. Students can choose to do this in any 300-level course taken at Penn during the senior year, and should consult with the instructor, who will certify that the student has completed the research requirement. One copy of the paper must be submitted to the Undergraduate Chair before the major certification is approved for graduation.