French Language and Literature Major

Majors in French language and literature will take a minimum of 10 courses numbered FREN 1502 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II and higher, and at least six upper-level courses numbered 3000 and above. (Courses numbered lower than 1502 will not count toward the major or minor.) These 10 courses, to be completed all in French, will normally include:

CourseTitleCredits
FREN 2001FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
FREN 2600FRANCE: LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND CIVILIZATION 14
Select at least one course in each of the following groups: 2
Group I: Advanced Language, Communication, and Cultural Studies - Select at least one of the following:4
FRANCE: LITERATURE, HISTORY, AND CIVILIZATION
FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION
Group II: Medieval and Renaissance Period4
MEDIEVAL FRENCH LITERATURE
WORD AND IMAGE IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE
INVENTING IDENTITY: 16TH CENTURY
MAPPING THE NATION
MEDIEVAL SAINTS AND SINNERS
FRENCH RENAISSANCES
EARLY AUTHORS MODERN THEORY
FABLE AND FAIRY TALE
NEO-CLASSICAL FRENCH WOMEN WRITERS
THINKERS AND MORALISTS
WOMAN OF GOD COURT AND ARMS
Group III: 17th and 18th Centuries4
17TH CENTURY STAGE AND STATE
THE FRENCH GALLANTRY 17TH TO 20TH CENTURIES
FABLE AND FAIRY TALE
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
FRANCE AND GLOBAL ENLIGHTENMENT
TABLEAUX: ART AND THEATER: 1700S
NEO-CLASSICAL FRENCH WOMEN WRITERS
THINKERS AND MORALISTS
FRENCH AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Group IV: 19th and 20th/21st Centuries4
MAPPING THE NATION
EARLY AUTHORS MODERN THEORY
FABLE AND FAIRY TALE
FRENCH AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ROMANTICISM
WRITERS AND LAWBREAKERS
19TH CENTURY SHORT STORY
THE FLANEUR IN PARIS
POSTCOLONIAL REPRESENTATIONS
FRENCH FILMS D'AUTEUR
WOMEN ON THE MARGINS
FRANCOPHONE NORTH AFRICA
FRANCOPHONE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
REALISM AND DECADENCE
VISIONS OF THE MAGHREB
THE ESSAY FILM
THE NEW WAVE ARRIVES
FRANCOPHONE CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
FRENCH LITERARY THEORY
THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
MODERN FRENCH THEATER
FRENCH CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
FRENCH WOMEN WRITERS
FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE
FRANCOPHONE MIDDLE EAST
TUTORIAL
Group V: Francophonie4
POSTCOLONIAL REPRESENTATIONS
FRANCOPHONE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
VISIONS OF THE MAGHREB
CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN CINEMAS
FRANCOPHONE CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE
FRANCOPHONE VOICES FROM NORTH AFRICA
NORTH AFRICAN FRANCE
FRANCOPHONE MIDDLE EAST
"AMERICA!" FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE PERSPECTIVES
Electives 310-12
Select three electives
1

A prerequisite for all 3000-level courses.

2

Upon approval of the French major adviser, a course in Group V may double count to fulfill a course in Groups I-IV.

3

Any FREN course numbered 1504 or higher may count toward this requirement, except for FREN 2001 FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. Transfer courses may count with the permission of the adviser.

Students who place out of FREN 1501, FREN 1502, or FREN 2001 will replace them with upper-level elective courses.

Students majoring in French must prepare their schedules in consultation with the assigned departmental French language and literature major adviser.

The department encourages students to study abroad for one or two semesters. Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by the French major adviser prior to their going abroad. Students studying abroad for one year may apply up to five study abroad courses toward their major. Students studying abroad for one semester may apply up to four study abroad courses toward their major. Additional study abroad credits accepted by Fordham University may be applied as elective credits toward graduation, but not toward the French major.

Students who exhibit exceptional potential and intellectual curiosity and have a minimum GPA of 3.67 in the major may choose to write a senior thesis for Honors in French language and literature. Students should consult their French major adviser for advice and guidelines on this option early in their junior year.

Availability

The major in French language and literature is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in French language and literature only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day classes at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.