BA with a Major in French and Francophone Studies

Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of French and Francophone Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Major Requirements31
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours89
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Courses
Select three of the following:9
French in the Professions
The French-Speaking World
France Past and Present
Conversational French through Popular Culture and Media
Select two of the following:6
Topics in Film and Media of the French-Speaking World
Topics in French and Francophone Literature a
Topics in French and Francophone Culture a
FR 303Writing in the Discipline b1
Two 400-level FR electives6
Three FR electives at the 200, 300, or 400 level a,c,d9
Total Hours31

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3-5
Select two of the following: 6
French in the Professions  
The French-Speaking World  
France Past and Present  
Conversational French through Popular Culture and Media  
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours15-17
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
Select one of the following: 3
French in the Professions  
The French-Speaking World  
France Past and Present  
Conversational French through Popular Culture and Media  
Select one of the following: 3
Topics in Film and Media of the French-Speaking World a  
Topics in French and Francophone Literature a  
Topics in French and Francophone Culture a  
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours15-17
Second Year
Fall Semester
Select one of the following: 3
Topics in Film and Media of the French-Speaking World a  
Topics in French and Francophone Literature a  
Topics in French and Francophone Culture a  
FR 303 Writing in the Discipline b 1
200-, 300-, or 400-level FR Elective c,d 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16-18
Spring Semester
200-, 300-, or 400-level FR Elective c,d 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15-17
Third Year
Fall Semester
200-, 300-, or 400-level FR Elective c,d 3
Electives 11-13
 Hours14-16
Spring Semester
FR 4xx d 3
Electives 12
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
FR 4xx d 3
Electives 12
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Electives 15
 Hours15
 Total Hours120

Note: Study abroad options are available that can significantly advance the time required to satisfy the French major; this can help students who begin French in the 100-level program at UIC complete the major in a timely manner.