French and Francophone Studies

The French and Francophone Studies program at Xavier offers a variety of courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, history, cinema, French for business, current events in the French and Francophone world, and more. To major in French and Francophone studies, 28 upper division semester hours of French above FREN201 must be completed. A significant portion of these semester hours can be completed while abroad (14 credits). The sequence of courses may be adjusted when a student studies abroad.

Additionally, majors complete a senior thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor. A senior research project for one credit hour is required in order to complete the major.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in French and Francophone studies. Students are encouraged to pursue a second major or a minor.

The block schedule incorporates the New Core Curriculum requirements and is just one example of how to structure courses for a French and Francophone major. You should see your French advisor each semester to work out the schedule that best suits your needs and interests.

Freshman Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
FRENCH 201
Intermediate French I
3 FRENCH 202
Intermediate French II
3
CORE 100
First Year Seminar
3 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES 3
CREATIVE PERSPECTIVES 3 SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES 3
THEOLOGY 111
Ignatian Imagination
3 PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
3
ENGLISH 101 or 115
English Composition or Rhetoric
3 MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVES 3
Total 15 Total 15

Sophomore Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
FRENCH
300 level course
3 FRENCH
Major Elective
3
NATURAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 ORAL COMMUNICATION FLAG
Elective
3
THEOLOGY
Elective
3 PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3
HUMANITIES
Elective
3 FRENCH 205 or CLAS/ENGL/SPAN/GERM 205
Literature and the Moral Imagination
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Junior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
FRENCH
Major Electives
6 FRENCH
Major Electives
6
QUANTITATIVE FLAG
Elective
3 DIVERSITY FLAG
Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 WRITING FLAG
Elective
3
GENERAL
Elective
3 E/RandS
Focus Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

Senior Year

First Semester Semester Hours Second Semester Semester Hours
FRENCH
Major Electives
6 FRENCH
Major Elective
3
GENERAL
Electives
9 GENERAL
Electives
1
FRENCH
Senior Project
12
Total 15 Total 16

A minimum of 120 hours is required for the degree.