Jul 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog 
2018-2019 Scripps Catalog

French Studies Major

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Requirements for the Major

A French Studies major requires a minimum of eight courses above FREN033 (Intermediate French), or equivalent, plus a senior thesis.  Four of the courses must be taken at Scripps or Claremont McKenna College; exceptions must be approved by a French adviser.  The eight courses must include:

  • FREN 100  or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Elective courses to reach eight.
  • 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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