The Self-Designed Major in French
The self-designed major gives students an opportunity to gain major credit for a course of studies that cannot be accommodated by existing degree programs. This is particularly appealing for students interested in pursuing studies in a language in which the Department of World Languages and Cultures does not offer a major. Students may pursue a Self-Designed Major in French. Consult the page of the specific language for additional information.
Twelve courses are necessary in order to complete the self-designed major in French.
· Up to four courses relating to French/Francophone topics can be taken (in English) in other departments/programs: Art History, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Comparative Literatures…
· The student has the option to complete all twelve courses in French at TCNJ, and while studying abroad (a minimum of one semester.)
T The courses taken abroad will transfer to TCNJ and will count towards the major. No more than four of the courses may be completed at other institutions.
Universities in France:
F The French for Beginners (FRE-101-102-103) courses do not count towards the self-designed major.
· Introduction to the French and Francophone World (FRE-211) and Advanced composition and conversation (FRE-301) are mandatory.
· Students will also take several topic courses at the 200 and 300 levels –
At least half of the courses must be at the 300-400 level.
FRE -240 Introduction to French Literature
FRE-241 Introduction to Francophone Literature
FRE-255 French for Business
FRE-270 Intermediate Topic course (Current Events, French culture …)
FRE-305 Maghrebian LIterature
FRE-322 Cultural Aspects of Contemporary France
FRE-370 Advanced Topic Course (French and Francophone Cinema, Paris, Gastronomy…)
FRE-391 Independent study
FRE-497 Senior seminar (Capstone)
For further information please contact the Director of the French program Dr. Pfenninger at email@example.com