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French and Francophone Studies

Undergraduate Requirements

For a Major in French and Francophone Studies

The program of study should be planned before the end of the sophomore year with the director of undergraduate studies.

A minimum of 33 points beyond completion of the language requirement (FREN W1202) distributed as follows:

  1. FREN W3405 Advanced grammar and composition
  2. FREN W3420 Introduction to French and Francophone studies, I
  3. FREN W3421 Introduction to French and Francophone studies, II
  4. FREN W3995 Senior Seminar
  5. One course on francophone/postcolonial French literature

The remaining courses (18 points) are to be chosen from upper-level offerings in French and other disciplines. Nine (9) of these points must be taken in a discipline other than French literature. To ensure focus, these interdisciplinary electives must fall within a single discipline of subject area. Courses must be pre-approved by the director of undergraduate studies. One of the advanced electives may be a senior essay written under the direction of a faculty member affiliated with the French and Francophone studies committee or teaching at Reid Hall. Majors who choose to write a senior essay at Columbia should register for the senior tutorial course in their adviser's home department.

FREN BC3006 is not applicable to either the French and Francophone studies major or concentration. Other French Barnard College courses may be taken with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. The following Columbia French courses are not applicable to the French and Francophone studies major or concentration: FREN W1101, FREN W1102, FREN W1105, FREN W1201, FREN W1202, FREN W1206, FREN W1221, FREN W1222, FREN W3131, FREN W3132, FREN W3240.

For a Concentration in French and Francophone Studies

A minimum of 27 points beyond completion of the language requirement (FREN W1202) distributed as follows:

  1. FREN W3405 Advanced grammar and composition
  2. FREN W3420 Introduction to French and Francophone studies, I
  3. FREN W3421 Introduction to French and Francophone studies, II
  4. One course on francophone/postcolonial French literature

The remaining courses (15 points) are to be chosen from upper-level offerings in French and other disciplines. Nine (9) of these points must be taken in a discipline other than French literature. To ensure focus, these interdisciplinary elective courses must fall within a single discipline or subject area. Courses must be pre-approved by the director of undergraduate studies.