Major & Minor Information

French Major and Minor at WWU

 

French Major

* 55 credits above the 100 level

* Maximum of 15 credits at the 200 level

* GPA of 2.50 or above in major

* At least 50 % of the credits required for the major must be earned at WWU

* C- is the minimum grade needed for a class to count for the major

* French 425 is not applicable to major

 

Required Courses

* French 301 (Grammar Review). Only taught in fall

* French 302 (Composition). Only taught in winter

* French 314 (Phonetics)

* French 331 or 332 (Culture and Civilization)

* Two of French 340, 341, 342 (French Literature)

* French 385 (Culture and Conversation). The course is repeatable for credit; 12-credits maximum

* French 401 (Stylistics). Usually taught in fall

* One other 400-level French course

* At least one 400 level course must be taken at Western

 

Note that in addition to all the required courses, 6-7 elective credits are needed to complete a major in French. Those credits can be obtained by taking any 300 or 400 level course in French not already completed as a required course (only FR 385 is repeatable provided that the subject matter is different each time)

 

 

French Minor

* 24 credits above the 100 level

* Maximum of 15 credits at the 200 level

* GPA of 2.50 or above in minor

* At least 50 % of the credits required for the minor must be earned at WWU

* C- is the minimum grade needed for a class to count for the minor

* French 425 is not applicable to minor

 

Required Courses

* French 301 (Grammar Review). Only taught in fall

* French 302 (Composition). Only taught in winter

* One other 300-level French course

 

 

Double Major in French and another Language

* 45 credits for each major. (See catalog for details)

 

Double Major in French and Linguistics

* 55 credits in French

* 59 in Linguistics. Some French courses may be counted toward Linguistics major such as FR 201-202-203, FR 301 (Grammar Review), FR 314 (Phonetics), FR 401 (Stylistics), FR 440 (French Sociolinguistics). See Linguistics advisor for confirmation.

 

Procedure for Declaring a Major or Minor in French

Typically students declare a minor or major in French after or near completion of FR 203 or FR 301.

Meet with the French advisor and bring:

* An unofficial WWU transcript

* The documentation for courses taken abroad or at other universities

 

Students who enter at the 301-level may request AP credit from the department for courses (GURs) numbered 201, 202, and 203 upon successful completion of FR 301(B) and FR 302 (B). However, at least 50 % of the credits required for a major or minor must be earned at WWU. AP credits given by the department do not count toward the 50 % rule and do not impact GPA.