Advising for French Major and Minor

French major/minor Language Head: Jeanne-Sarah de Larquier

Sample Schedule for students who wish to major in French and have not studied French before:

Note that French 101 is usually only offered in the fall semester.

  Fall Spring
1st year FREN 101 (4) FREN 102 (4)
2nd year FREN 201 (4) FREN 202 (4)
3rd year Two 300-level French courses taken at Pacific (8) - FREN 309, 311, 312, 315, 304, 308, 320, 385. Study Abroad: Students typically earn 12 upper-division credits per semester of study abroad (12).
4th year

FREN 300 courses taken at Pacific (4) - FREN 309, 311, 312, 315, 304, 308, 320, 385; or an elective.

FREN 494 Thesis (2)

FREN 400 level course taken at Pacific (4) - FREN 409, 411, 404, 408, 420, 485

FREN 495 Thesis (2)

Total 48 credits  

For the major, upper-division hours earned abroad in a French-speaking country may also total 8-11 credits and 1 French class numbered 300 or above (1-4 credits) at Pacific to total 12 credits for overseas study. Often courses taken abroad may count for core classes in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, as well as for some required classes in some majors. Students should consult with the chairs of departments and divisions to find out about core and major classes abroad.

Sample for French Minor

  Fall Spring
1st year FREN 101 (4) FREN 102 (4)
2nd year FREN 201 (4) FREN 202 (4)
3rd year and 4th year One upper-division course (300 or 400 level) - FREN 309, 311, 312, 315, 304, 308, 320, 385, 409, 411, 404, 408, 420, 485. One upper-division course (300 or 400 level) - FREN 309, 311, 312, 315, 304, 308, 320, 385, 409, 411, 404, 408, 420, 485.
Total 48 credits  

Students completing the French minor must complete a minimum of 12 credits of French courses at Pacific regardless of their initial placement level.