Requirements for Majors & Minors
Major in French
The French major requires ten courses as follows:
FR 22, or equivalent.
FR 31 and 32, or equivalent.
Four "100-level" courses in literature.
Two "100-level" courses to be selected from among
the various course offerings in advanced language and culture,
including FR 121, 122, 124, 125, and all 100-level French
courses unless specified otherwise, or their equivalents, or up
to two additional 100-level courses in French literature.
One course taught in any language in a related
field, or one additional 100-level course in French language and
culture or literature.
Please note: Students
participating in programs abroad may count toward the satisfaction of the latter
two requirements a wide range of courses in language, literature, art history,
geography, history, civilization, and other areas. No more than one credit in
Independent Study may be counted toward the major. No
more than two credits combining an Independent Study and an honors thesis may be
counted toward the major. All courses taken for credit in the major must be
completed with a grade of C- or better.
French Major Concentration Checklist for the Class of 2016, 2017, and 2018 >
French Major Concentration Checklist for the Class of 2019 and beyond >
The Senior Year
The Department highly recommends that seniors returning from
overseas programs enroll in two "100-level" courses on the Tufts
campus during their final year of study. Normally it is expected
that at least one of the four required "100-level" literature
courses will be taken during the senior year on the Tufts campus
The survey courses 31, 32, 34, and 35 are not appropriate options
for senior majors; those who have not completed the required survey
courses should see their adviser to choose suitable equivalents at
the "100" level.