Foreign Language and Culture Studies with a concentration in French is an interdisciplinary major that requires 40 credits:
- 20 credits of upper-level French courses
- Minimum of 8 credits in a second foreign language
- 12 credits of electives either in French or in History, Global Studies, Anthropology or Linguistics
This major is more interdisciplinary and flexible than a traditional French major, preparing students for a wide variety of careers in the global arena.
Opportunities for students in the major include:
- Live in the Language House with a native speaker of French and/or Spanish
- Participate in extracurricular activities of the French Club
- Take a faculty-led Global Perspectives course to a variety of locations including Paris, Argentina, Spain, Morocco and Botswana
- Study Abroad for at least one semester in a French-speaking country such as France, Switzerland, Senegal ...
Other Requirements for the Major:
- A grade of C or higher must be earned in all courses that count toward a completion of the major
- At least 20 credits taught in French
- At least 20 credits must be taken on AU campus
*Please be advised, all courses taken abroad or in affiliated fields (e.g. history, art history or linguistics) must be pre-approved by the major advisor.
Possible electives for the Foreign Language and Culture Studies with a concentration in French major:
- Additional upper-level courses in French or in another foreign language
- Global History courses, particularly French or Francophone history
- Global Art History course, particularly dealing with French and/or Francophone regions
- Courses in Global Studies and/or Anthropology - ANTH 304: Language and Culture, in particular is highly recommended
- Political Science and/or Economics courses with an international focus
*Please Note: This list is not exclusive and may change according to staffing and course offerings.
Division Chair: Professor Sandra Singer