French, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

Major Study Requirements

Thirty credit hours in French courses numbered above 300, including 301, 302, 305, 310, 315, 415, and 485. One content-appropriate Comparative Literature course may be counted, but no more than two courses in translation are permissible.

Second Major Study Requirements

Students who present two majors (French and another field) are required to take 24 credit hours in French courses numbered above 300, including 301, 302, and 305. One content-appropriate Comparative Literature course may be counted, but no more than two courses in translation are permissible. Students wishing to present an honors thesis with their second major must consult the French advisor to ensure an appropriate selection of courses.

Minor Study Requirements

Fifteen credit hours of French courses numbered above 300, including 301 and 302.

Lower-Division and Upper-Division French

All beginning students should enroll in Elementary French (101 or 175), which provides a foundation in reading, writing, listening and speaking for all subsequent courses.

Students who have taken French previously should consult with the lower-division coordinator for accurate placement. The department offers an intensive language sequence (FREN 175 and 276) for 6 credit hours per semester. At the end of two semesters, students have completed the equivalent of FREN 101, 102, 201 and 202 and are prepared to enter the third year speaking, composition, and pronunciation sequence (301, 302, and 305). This advanced language sequence prepares students to take introductory literature and culture courses (310 and 315), after which they may take advanced seminars in French (385, 415, and 485).


Contact Information:

Rajeshwari Vallury:
(505) 277-4771
rvallury@unm.edu