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Department of
Modern Languages & Cultures

Physical Address:
Administration Building 302
PHONE: (208) 885-6179
FAX: (208) 885-5221
E-MAIL: modlang@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of
Modern Languages & Cultures
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

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French Undergraduate Curricular Requirements

A maximum of 15 transfer credits and/or credits earned through study abroad may be applied toward the upper-division requirements for the B.A. degree in French. Students who receive a C or D in their first upper-division language class are required to pass an oral and written proficiency exam to meet minimum departmental proficiency standards before being allowed to register in other upper-division language classes.

Before going on a study abroad program, students must have the approval of their major adviser to ensure that their proposed program meets with departmental approval. Upon returning to University of Idaho, the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures will evaluate the students' oral and written proficiency and determine which classes studied abroad may count towards the major.

French (B.A.) 

 Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the general L&S requirements for the B.A. degree, and:


  • Fren 101-102 Elementary French I-II or equivalent (8 cr)
  • Fren 201-202 Intermediate French I-II or equivalent (8 cr)
  • 300-level French courses (20 cr)
  • 400-level French courses (minimum) (3 cr)
  • FLEN 313 Modern French Literature in Translation or 315 French Cinema (minimum (3 cr)
  • Additional electives in upper-division French or related fields approved by chair or approved academic minor in a related field (15 cr)
  • A second foreign language (elementary and intermediate or equivalent), waived for students with a double major (FL&L plus another major) (16 cr)