French Studies (secondary major)

Program Requirements

1. Students must complete the requirements for a primary major in another field.

2. The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 15 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU’s 30-hour residency requirement for graduation. This major requires 30.5-45.5* hours.

3. Complete the following prerequisites (or equivalent):

FREN 101: First-Year French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 102: First-Year French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 201: Intermediate French, Part 1. (4:5:2)

FREN 202: Intermediate French, Part 2. (3:3:1)


4. Complete the following core courses:

FREN 321: Advanced French, Part 1. (3:3:1)

FREN 322: Advanced French, Part 2. (3:3:1)

FREN 340: Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)


5. Complete two courses from the following:

FREN 361: French Civilization from the Beginning to 1715. (3:3:0)

FREN 362: French Civilization from 1715 to the Present. (3:3:0)

FREN 363: Contemporary French Civilization. (3:3:0)


6. Complete five courses from the following (courses taken to complete item 5 may not be double counted here):

BUS M 596R: Business French. (3:3:0)

FREN 317: (Fren-Ital) French and Italian Cinema. (3:3:2)

FREN 361: French Civilization from the Beginning to 1715. (3:3:0)

FREN 362: French Civilization from 1715 to the Present. (3:3:0)

FREN 363: Contemporary French Civilization. (3:3:0)

FREN 377: Introduction French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)

FREN 431: Introduction to French Linguistics. (3:3:0)

FREN 432: History of French. (3:3:0)

FREN 433: Studies in French Linguistics. (3:3:0)

FREN 445: Advanced Francophone Culture. (3:3:0)

FREN 452R: Studies in Period, Movement, and Theme. (3:3:0)

FREN453R: Studies in Genre. (3:3:0)

FREN 454R: Studies in Author. (3:3:0)

FREN 455R: Studies in Literary Theory. (3:3:0)

FREN 456R: Francophone Studies. (3:3:0)

FREN 457R: Studies in French Culture. (3:3:0)

FREN 490R: Individual Study in French. (1-3:ARR:ARR)

Note 1:

Students may substitute up to two approved courses from their primary major that are related to this French major. Each course must be approved by the French undergraduate coordinator and will require a “French secondary major course substitution approval form” signed by the professor in their primary major.

Note 2:

A minimum of three of the five elective courses must be taught in French.


7. Complete the following:

FREN 495: Senior Portfolio Seminar. (5:1:0)

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.