Courses in French enable the student to learn the French language and become
familiar with Francophone cultures. Majors in French also study the outstanding
figures of Francophone literatures and civilizations, and are prepared for
careers in teaching, government service and private corporations. For more
information visit the Foreign
Study Abroad - Study abroad is strongly encouraged for all
students, particularly for minors and majors. JU has a summer program in Paris,
where all levels of French can be studied.
A major in French must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 27 credit hours in French courses numbered 200 and above.
- A maximum of 42 credit hours of which three (3) hours must be a writing
intensive course chosen from the following list: COMM 207, ENGL 302 or ENGL 304.
- The University speech requirement may be met by electing one (1) COM speech
A minor in French requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses
numbered 200 and above.
Students who place at the 300 level on the French placement exam will be
awarded six (6) hours of credit for FREN 201 and 202 upon satisfactory
completion, with a grade of “C” or better, of a 300- or 400-level course.
Students who do not subsequently enroll in and complete a 300- or 400-level
course will still have satisfied the general education requirement, but without
A student must complete either French 301 or 302, or obtain the consent of
the department before enrolling in a more advanced course.
FRENCH EDUCATION - SECONDARY LEVEL
Students who plan to teach French on the secondary level should complete
the education minor in consultation with the School of Education early
in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.