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French and Romance Philology

Undergraduate Requirements

For a Major in French

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 language requirement (FREN W1202) distributed as follows:

  1. FREN W3405 Advanced grammar and composition
  2. FREN W3333-W3334 Major literary works in French before 1800 and after 1800
  3. FREN 3600 France past and present
  4. FREN W3995 Senior seminar
  5. One upper-level course on literature before 1800
  6. One course in area of Francophone literature or culture, i.e. bearing on practices of French outside of France or on internal cultural diversity of France

The remaining courses (12 points) are to be chosen from 3000-level offerings in French literature, linguistics, or civilization.

FREN BC3006 is not applicable to either the French major or the concentration. Other Barnard French courses may be taken with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. The following Columbia French courses are not applicable to the French 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

A minimum of 27 points beyond completion of language requirement (FREN W1202), including: FREN W3405, FREN W3600, FREN W3333-W3334. The remaining courses (15 points) to be chosen from 3000-level offerings in French literature, linguistics, or civilization.