2023-2024 Catalog

Advising Information

Students interested in the French Studies major should take the online French placement exam or submit a qualifying standardized test score (see Placement Information below) in order to identify their appropriate course level as they  start their studies.  Students in the major typically take at least one course in French every semester. They are also strongly encouraged to study abroad in a French-speaking country and to avail themselves of other international opportunities such as the Richter and Maes scholarships.

French Studies

Students interested in the French Studies major should take the online French placement exam or submit a qualifying standardized test score (see Placement Information below) in order to identify their appropriate course level as they  start their studies.  Students in the major typically take at least one course in French every semester. They are also strongly encouraged to study abroad in a French-speaking country and to avail themselves of other international opportunities such as the Richter and Maes scholarships.

Placement Information

For detailed placement information, please see the Language Study & Placement page. 

Sample 4-Year Plan

French Majors (starting at 101-level) 

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

  • Fall FYS course

  • FREN 101

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • Spring FYS course

  • FREN 102 (Foreign Language)

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 2

  • FREN 201 (CPGC)

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • FREN 202(CPRF)

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 3

  • 300-level FREN

  • 300-level FREN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • 300-level FREN

  • 300-level FREN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 4

  • FREN 497(Senior Seminar)

  • 300-level FREN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • 300-level FREN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

Curricular Notes

  • A maximum of three courses may be taken outside the department, including those taken on study abroad programs.

  • Only one FREN elective may be taken in English.

Spanish Studies

Students interested in the Spanish Studies major should take the online Spanish placement exam or submit a qualifying standardized test score (see Placement Information below) in order to identify the appropriate course to start their studies.  Students in the major typically take at least one course in Spanish every semester. They are also strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and to avail themselves of other international opportunities such as the Richter and Maes scholarships. 

Placement Information

For detailed placement information, please see the Language Study & Placement page. 

Sample 4-Year Plan

Spanish Studies Major (starting at 101-level) 

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

  • Fall FYS course

  • SPAN 101

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • Spring FYS course

  • SPAN 102 (Foreign Language)

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 2

  • SPAN 201

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • SPAN 202 (CPGC)

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 3

  • 300-level SPAN (Literature)

  • 300-level SPAN (Linguistics)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • 300-level SPAN (Literature)

  • 300-level SPAN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 4

  • SPAN 490 (Senior Seminar)

  • 300-level SPAN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • 300-level SPAN

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

Curricular Notes

  • Once course must be numbered 340 or higher

  • A maximum of three courses may be taken outside the department, including those taken on study abroad programs

  • Only one course may be taken in English