Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog 
2017-2018 Scripps Catalog

French Studies Major

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Requirements for the Major

  • Eight courses above FREN033 SC Intermediate French  or equivalent, four of which must be taken at CMC or Scripps. Exceptions must be approved by a French adviser.
  • The eight courses must include FREN 100  or equivalent.
  • The eight courses must include at least one course pertaining to a period prior to the year 1900.
  • At least one semester in France (or other francophone country). Courses taken in France, up to a maximum of four, may be counted towards the French Studies major. However, French language courses taken abroad qualify for the major requirement only if they are at the upper-division level. All others count as an elective.
  • Senior thesis written in French. If a student is a dual major, the requirement to write in French may be waived if the second reader does not read French.

Honors Requirements

As early as the first semester of the junior year and up until September 15th of the senior year, a student, upon consultation with the French faculty, may choose to become a candidate for the Honors Program in French Studies. The Honors Program includes:

  • The normal course requirements as stated above;
  • A two-semester thesis;
  • A successful oral thesis defense, both in French, before the French faculty.
  • Obtain a GPA of A- (11.0) in the major; and
  • Earn a senior thesis grade of A– (11.0) or better.

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