Major and Minor

The major and minor in French and Francophone Studies at UIC offer you an opportunity to improve your command of the French language while deepening your knowledge of French and Francophone literature, history, and culture.

In French 201 and 202, you will read Molière, Madame de Lafayette, Voltaire, Baudelaire, and Sartre in the original French with award-winning faculty members.

Our wide range of classes, from the 200- to the 400-level, will allow you to use your French while learning about Versailles, the First World War, the négritude movement, feminism, and the city of Paris through original sources. You will also learn how to carry out original research in French, with French resources.

A major or a minor in French and Francophone Studies gives you a strong, globally oriented foundation for careers in many fields, such as

  • education
  • international commerce
  • law
  • government
  • journalism

We encourage you to think of the study of French as key to your future professional success, and invite you to consider becoming a French major, double-major, or minor.

Major Requirements

The major in French and Francophone studies requires 31 hours of courses in French beyond FR 104.

These 31 hours are made up of both required and elective courses.

Minor Requirements

The minor in French and Francophone studies requires 18 hours of courses in French beyond FR 104.

These 18 hours are made up of both required and elective courses.