Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    Jun 20, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Major

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French majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in French at graduation. Only French courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the GPA calculation; for repeated courses, only most recent grade is included. Only French 600 may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken in an approved program abroad may count for the major and minor.


A major in French leads to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts through the completion of a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in French, including:

Junior Seminar:


French majors who spend one semester abroad may complete up to 16 credits toward the major abroad, including not more than 8 credits toward the 300-level elective requirement. For those majors who spend a year abroad, please consult with the French Section Head. Students planning to study in France are encouraged (but not required) to take FRNCH 301  before departure. Students planning to study in Morocco or Senegal are encouraged (but not required) to take FRNCH 302  before departure. 

Depending on initial placement, students may also need to take FRNCH 110  (or FRNCH 105  and FRNCH 106  , FRNCH 120 FRNCH 215  and/or FRNCH 225   to complete the major.

Students double-majoring in French and International Studies or otherwise focusing on contemporary society or politics should prioritize FRNCH 301 FRNCH 302 , FRNCH 370  and/or FRNCH 380  in selecting their 300-level courses.

Students intending to pursue graduate study in French should consult with the French faculty for assistance in selecting an appropriate variety of 300-level courses.



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