Requirements for a Major in French Studies
11 units with the following distribution, with 4 courses permitted in English.
Required courses – 6 units as follows:
- Language classes FR 117, 231, 232
- Literature class FR 251
Senior RFT (2 units)
- FR 400 taken concurrently with one of the following upper-level French classes: 333, 334, 346.
Electives – 5 units as follows:
To be chosen from literature/film courses listed below, culture/civilization courses listed below and credits from Study Abroad courses.
- 107 Accelerated Elementary French
- 117 Accelerated Intermediate French
- 231 Artistic Adventures: Advanced French Conversation and Composition
- 232 People and Politics in the French-Speaking World
- 230 The Art of the Flaneur: Paris in Literature, Art and Film (Winter Intersession class in Paris)
- 234 Introduction to French Translation
- 241 French Civilization
- 242 Francophone Civilization
- 251 Introduction to Literature in French
- 310 Cities and Perversities: Literature in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona (in translation)
- 320 French Masterworks in Translation
- 333 Nineteenth Century French Literature
- 334 Twentieth Century French Literature
- 335 French Beyond France: An Introduction to la Francophonie
- 346 A Window on France: French Literature Survey
- 351 French Women Writers in Translation
- 352 Cities in the Francophone World
- 355 Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature (in translation)
- 356 French Cinema: Retrogrades, Rebels and Realists
- 400 Senior Learning Community: French Expository Writing
- History 112 - Western civilization in Modern Times
- Art 112 - Modern Art: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
- Art 217 - Medieval Art
- Art 218 - Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona
- Politics 232 - Comparative European Politics
- History 269 - Modern France and the World
- History 282 - Working Stiffs and Welfare Moms: Love and Labor in the Modern World
- History 284 - Women and Men in Modern Europe and the World
- History 286 - On the Screen: Gender, Class and Culture in Film
- Philosophy 213 - Existentialism
Requirements for a Dual Major of French Studies and Childhood Education
For the Education course requirements consult the Education section.
For the French component of the Dual Major a total of 10 units is required.
Requirements for a Minor in French
The French minor consists of a total of 5 units, which may include the following courses: FR 107, 111, 112, 231, 232, 251; and a choice of electives in French to obtain 5 units. Students starting their French studies at a level higher than FR 107 must take more electives in order to complete the minor. One course may be taken in English translation.
FR 107: Accelerated Elementary French
This fast-paced is designed exclusively for students with 0–2 years of high school French.
Offered spring semester only
FR 111: Intermediate French I
Designed for students with 2–3 years of high school instruction or 2 semesters of college French. Native speakers of French must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered fall semester only.
FR 112: Intermediate French II
Designed for students who have taken French 111 or have had either 3-4 years of high school instruction or 3 semesters of college French. Native speakers must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered spring semester only.
Fr 231: Artistic Adventures: French Composition and Conversation I
This course focuses on speaking and writing skills at the advanced level, while it exposes students to the visual arts in France and the Francophone world. Designed for those who have taken French 112 or possess 4 years of high school experience. Native speakers of French are welcome. Offered fall semester only.
FR 232: People and Politics in the French Speaking World: Advanced French Composition and Conversation II
As a continuation of French 231, this course focuses on more advanced speaking and writing strategies while it exposes students to various historical, political and cultural manifestations in France and the Francophone world. Designed for those who have taken French 231. Native speakers of French are welcome.
FR 251: Introduction to Literature in French.
The course aims to develop students' literary analysis through studying examples of poetry, theatre and prose in French. Material is arranged thematically, e.g. the theme of love, death or identity, and includes texts from both France and the Francophone world. The course also introduces students to major research sources as well as to the nature and methodology of writing scholarly papers.
H: Honors class
W: Writing Intensive
G: Counts toward the Gender Studies Minor
F: Counts towards the Film Studies Major or Minor
___ French 107: Accelerated Elementary French
___ French 111: Intermediate French I (Fall)
___ French 112: Intermediate French II (Spring)
___ French 231: Artistic Adventures: Composition & Conversation I (Fall)
___ French 232: People and Politics in the French Speaking World: Advanced Composition & Conversation II
___ French 251: Introduction to Literature in French
ELECTIVES – UNITS TO BE CHOSEN AMONG THE FOLLOWING:
___ French 230: The Art of the Flâneur: Paris in Literature and Film (F)
___ French 234: Introduction to French Translation
___ French 241: French Civilization
___ French 242: Francophone Civilization
___ FR 310: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona
___ French 320: French Masterworks in Translation
___ French 333: Nineteenth-Century French Literature
___ French 334: Twentieth-Century French Literature
___ French 335: French Beyond France: An Introduction to La Francophonie
___ French 346: A Window on France: French Literature Survey
___ French 351: French Women Writers in Translation (G)
French 291: Special Topics classes:
___ French 291: Introduction to “French” through Cinema, Literature, Art, and Music (only for Freshmen enrolled in LC: Global Travels through Cultural Studies)
___ French 291: Voyages in 19th-Century French Literature and Music
___ French 352: Cities in the Francophone World
___ French 355: Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature (in translation)
___ French 356: French Cinema: Retrogrades, Rebels, and Realists (H) (W) (F)
___ French 400: Senior Reflective Tutorial: French Expository Writing (W)
___ Approved French elective classes taken abroad in France or another Francophone country
ELECTIVES IN ENGLISH (only one course taken in English counts towards the minor:
___Modern Languages 316: International Filmmakers (H)
___ History 112: Western civilization in Modern Times
___ Art 112: Modern Art: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
___ Art 217: Medieval Art
___ Phil 213: Existentialism
___ Art 218: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona
___ Politics 232: Comparative European Politics
___ Gov 272: Feminist Political Theory (G)
___ History 269: Modern France and the World
___ History 282: Working Stiffs and Welfare Moms: Love and Labor in the Modern World
___ History 284: Women and Men in Modern Europe and the World
___ History 286: On the Screen: Gender, Class and Culture in Film (G)
___ English 310: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:
French majors are required to study abroad. Credit from Wagner-approved study-abroad programs may be used for completing a major in French. In addition to meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator, students must have their study abroad courses approved by the chair of the department. Studying abroad for a summer or a semester fulfills the Intermediate Learning Community requirement at Wagner (ILC).
Wagner offers students a wide array of study abroad opportunities in France and other French-speaking countries. For more information, please speak to your French instructor and visit the Center for Intercultural Advancement in Union 204.
For further information on the French major:
Dr. Dane Stalcup: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Katica Urbanc: email@example.com