A student wishing to major in French language and literature may choose between two concentrations. These concentrations are designed to allow maximum flexibility in the students' programs and to fulfill their varying needs and interests. All require as a basis a solid preparation in the language of the major. Students will choose one of the concentrations according to whether they wish to acquire a general humanistic background or to prepare for graduate study in literature (Concentration A); whether they wish to prepare for teaching on the secondary school level (Concentration A); or whether they wish to prepare for work in law, government, international relations, business, banking, hotel management, or translation and interpretation (Concentration A or B).
All courses for the major in French must be taken for a letter grade (except that S is acceptable for courses completed through Challenge credit). All upper-division courses offered for the major must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Transfer students who wish to graduate with a major in French must take at least 12 credits of the major language in residence at Stony Brook.
Note: All students should consult with the appropriate departmental advisor. Students opting for Concentration B must obtain departmental approval for their program by submitting it in advance, after consultation with the advisor, to the director of undergraduate studies. In order to complement the major in French, students are encouraged to take upper-division courses in related fields: English, history, art, music, etc.
The Major in French
The major in French language and literature leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The following courses are required. Completion of the major requirements entails 36 credits (Concentration A) or 42 credits (Concentration B).
1. Required courses:
a. Language courses:
b. Literature courses:
c. Electives Courses
3. Upper-division writing requirement:
Consult the designated adviser for details.
B. Concentration in French and a Second Discipline
1. Required courses for a total of 30 credits:
2. Elective courses:
The Minor in French
There are two emphases: one in language and one in literature. Each emphasis requires 21 credits.
All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade (except that S is acceptable for Challenge credit). All upper-division courses intended to fulfill minor requirements must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Transfer students who wish to graduate with a minor in French must take at least six credits of upper-division French courses in residence at Stony Brook.
A. Emphasis on Language
Note: A French literature course or HUL 384 may be substituted for FRN 410
B. Emphasis on Literature
For the graduate programs in French click here