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Department of Modern & Classical Languages

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French Language, Literature, and Culture

Welcome to the French Section of UW's Department of Modern & Classical Languages. As a department of foreign languages, literatures, and cultural studies, we prepare our students for life and careers in an increasingly global world. Our program in French enables students to combine their language training with interdisciplinary study of the regions where their language is spoken.

A language major usually requires 30-31 semester hours of work in a single language beyond 2030. To include a language option in the humanities/fine arts interdisciplinary program, students must complete at least 12 hours above the 2030 level. 

Credit By Exam (CBE)

  • Maximum of 12 credits (which covers FREN 1010, FREN 1020, and FREN 2030) can be earned by successfully passing the Credit By Exam

Major Program Requirements:

  • 2040 (Second Year French II)

  • 2130 (Contemporary French Culture) or 3110 (Contemporary French Civilization)

  • 2140 (Introduction to Reading)

  • 3005 (French Phonetics and Pronounciation)

  • 3050 (Third Year French I)

  • 3060 (Third Year French II)

  • 4100 (Survey of French Literature I)

  • 4110 (Survey of French Literature II)

  • Plus 6 hours of electives in French at the 4000-level

Minor Program Requirements:

  • FREN 2040 Second Year French II (3)

  • FREN 2140 Introduction to Reading (3)

  • FREN 3050 Third Year French I (3)

  • Electives -- 9 hours chosen from French at the 3000 course level or 4000 course level

    • Minors are encouraged to take one to two 4000 level courses with a traditional course load consisting of one 3000 level course and two 4000 level courses 

         Total Credit Hours -- 18

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1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4176

Fax: 307-766-2727


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