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RLL Advising

The Department offers majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish.  It offers minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Major Advising. Appointments are scheduled online: 
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL
or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Minor Advising. Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated  advisor. Appointments are scheduled online: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/advappts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

French and Francophone Studies Major

Effective Date: winter 2012

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French and Francophone cultures and literatures.

Prerequisites to the Major

FRENCH 235.

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.. Majors must take one of the following courses in RLL at the Ann Arbor campus: FRENCH 340-379, 391-392, 402, 450-499.

To ensure that French majors and minors gain a broad range of knowledge in the French language, literature, and culture, a maximum of nine credits from FRENCH 380, 381, and 414 as well as any of their equivalents accepted as transfer and/or study abroad credit can count toward the major or minor.

French majors are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to FRENCH 270-274, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

Honors Plan. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

  1. Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above;
  2. Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages; and
  3. A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student's faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form. Upon admission, they enroll in FRENCH 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

Major Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements, which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin .

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. FRENCH 333, 335, and 438 are required (438 must be elected as EDCURINS 456 and will not count in the 30 credits). Only one course in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

 

French and Francophone Studies major (Winter 2006-Fall 2011) +

Effective Date: Winter 2006 through Fall 2011

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French and Francophone cultures and literatures.

Prerequisites to the Major

FRENCH 235.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.. Majors must take one of the following courses in RLL at the Ann Arbor campus: FRENCH 340-379, 391-392, 402, 450-499.

To ensure that French majors and minors gain a broad range of knowledge in the French language, literature, and culture, a maximum of six credits from FRENCH 380, 381, and 414 as well as any of their equivalents accepted as transfer and/or study abroad credit can count toward the major or minor.

French majors are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to FRENCH 270-274, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

 Honors Plan. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

  1. Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above;
  2. Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages; and
  3. A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student's faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form. Upon admission, they enroll in FRENCH 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

 Major Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements, which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin .

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. FRENCH 333, 335, and 438 are required (438 must be elected as EDCURINS 456 and will not count in the 30 credits). Only one course in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

 

French and Francophone Studies major (Fall 2005) +

Effective Date: Fall 2005

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French and Francophone cultures and literatures.

Prerequisites to the Major

FRENCH 235.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

To ensure that French majors and minors gain a broad range of knowledge in the French language, literature, and culture, a maximum of six credits from FRENCH 380, 381, and 414 as well as any of their equivalents accepted as transfer and/or study abroad credit can count toward the major or minor.

French majors are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to FRENCH 270-274, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

Honors Plan. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/frhonors.html). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

(1).   Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above;

(2).   Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages; and

(3).   A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student's faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form. Upon admission, they enroll in FRENCH 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

Major Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements, which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. FRENCH 333, 335, and 438 are required (438 must be elected as EDCURINS 456 and will not count in the 30 credits). Only one course in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Advising. Appointments are scheduled at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 647-2230.

 

French and Francophone Studies major (Winter 2003 through Summer 2005) +

Effective Winter 2003 through Summer 2005 

Concentration in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French and Francophone cultures and literatures.

Prerequisites to Concentration. FRENCH 235.

Concentration Program. A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the concentration may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan. French concentrators are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to FRENCH 270-274, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

Honors Concentration. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available on the department website at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/frhonors.html). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal concentration requirements in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

(1).  Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above;

(2).  Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages; and

(3).  A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student’s faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form. Upon admission, they enroll in FRENCH 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

Concentration Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. FRENCH 333, 335, and 438 are required (438 must be elected as EDCURINS 456 and will not count in the 30 credits). Only one course in the concentration may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

 

French and Francophone Studies (Spring 2000-Fall 2002) +

 

changes effective Spring Term, 2000 - Fall 2002

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French and Francophone cultures and literatures.

Prerequisites to the Major

FRENCH 235.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan. French majors are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the Department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to FRENCH 270, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

Honors Plan. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available in the Honors Office). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

  1. Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above;
  2. Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages; and
  3. (A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student's faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form obtainable in the Honors Office (1330 Angell Hall). Upon admission, they enroll in FRENCH 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

Major Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered FRENCH 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. FRENCH 333, 335, and 339 are required. Only one course in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

 

 

French and Francophone Studies (Fall 1999-Winter 2000) +

May be elected as a departmental major

Effective Fall 1999-Winter 2000

Major in French allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the French language and basic familiarity with French civilization and literature.

Prerequisites to the Major

French through French 232.

Requirements for the Major 

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. A maximum of two courses in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan. French majors are encouraged to elect courses related to their field of study outside of the department and to consider the possibility of studying at the year abroad program in Aix.

Students pursuing graduate studies in French should be aware that most graduate programs expect substantial preparation in literature. For this reason, students interested in earning a graduate degree in French should give particular consideration, in choosing their courses, to French 270, 362-369, 378, and 400-level courses in literature and culture.

Honors Plan. Qualified students may be admitted to a program of advanced study in the beginning or middle of the junior year (or at the beginning of the senior year following participation in a junior year in France program), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in French. Admission to senior-level Honors work in French is by application only (forms are available in the Honors Office). The Honors Committee expects applicants to demonstrate superior ability for their level in both oral and written French, and to present evidence of serious interest in research.

The normal requirements for the major in French and Francophone Studies must be completed along with the following:

  1. Three additional credits in French and Francophone Studies at the level of 300 or above.
  2. Composition of a thesis, in French, incorporating the results of individual research, the minimum length being 30 pages;
  3. A discussion of the thesis and of an agreed upon set of related readings with the student's faculty advisor and one other faculty reader.

A grade point average of at least 3.5 in all courses, as well as in all French and Francophone courses is required for admission and for graduation with Honors in French. Intending students should contact the Honors advisor toward the end of their junior year, and fill out an application form obtainable in the Honors Office (1228 Angell Hall). Upon admission, they enroll in French 491 and 492, Senior Honors I and II, usually in both terms of their senior year, writing their thesis under the supervision of a member of the professional staff.

Advising. The department advisors are Professor David Caron and Professor Jarrod Hayes. Helene Neu is the advisor for candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate. Appointments are scheduled at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building (764-5344).

Major Requirements in French and Francophone Studies for Students Preparing Teacher Certification. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin.

A minimum of 30 credits in French and Francophone Studies courses numbered 240 and above. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits must be numbered 300 or above, or equivalent. French 333, 335, and 339 are required. Only one course in the major may be chosen from courses taught in English without language prerequisites. A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.


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