Major program: The major consists of a minimum of eight courses: Four FREN courses numbered 220-399 and four other courses whose content is devoted substantially to the study of French or Francophone literature, history, culture, or society.

A minimum grade of B- is required for courses taken on campus to count toward the French Studies (FRST) major or the Romance Studies (RMST) major where the student is combining French with one or two other Romance cultures.  All majors are also strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester studying abroad in a French-speaking country.

Sample Courses:
  French in Action I; From Theater to Cinema in the French Avant-gardes; Exoticism: Imaginary Geographies in 18th- and 19th-Century French Literature; Paris, 19th Century; French Way(s)

Number of Professors: 7

French Studies Building
Title: Faculty Spotlight
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Andrew Curran

Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures


Research interests: French eighteenth century, Diderot, physical and moral monstrosity, and the early-modern life sciences. He has received grants form the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as from the Mellon and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.