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French

The Program of Concentration in French is designed to provide the student with a level of fluency applicable to a variety of professional situations and to give insight into the thought patterns of  French and Francophone cultures.

Major requirements include oral and written control of the French language, familiarity with the major movements in French and Francophone literatures, and a good understanding of the histories and culture of France and the Francophone world.

Students interested in teaching French are required to successfully complete a French immersion program for at least one semester (or equivalent summer program) in order to receive a teaching certificate.

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
Core Course Freshman English
Elective (investigate minor or second major) Elective (investigate minor or second major)
Major Language Course Major Language Course

To earn the major in French, students must successfully complete:

  • 32 credits (8 courses) at or above the 300 level
  • FR 300
  • at least one course (4 credits) numbered 300 to 349 before moving on to courses numbered 350 or above
  • at least five courses (20 credits) numbered 350 or above
  • at least one course (4 credits) in pre-1700 literature, one course (4 credits) in post-1700 literature, and one course (4 credits) in Francophone literatures and cultures
  • at least one 400 level course (4 credits) in their senior year with a 10-12 page research paper (written in French)
  • at least 5 courses (20 credits) at Saint Anselm College
  • a semester or summer program in the French-speaking world
  • a comprehensive examination administered by the department

Candidates for degrees must have an average of 2.0 or higher in the departmental and ancillary courses of the major field of concentration.