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French Studies


Major Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 36 semester credits (nine courses) beyond French Studies 202, distributed as follows: a) 301, 321, 410, and 450. b) Five elective courses from on-campus or overseas offerings: The three elective courses offered on campus are 330, 340, and 350.
  2. Overseas study: A minimum of one semester on the Paris or Strasbourg programs. A full year of overseas study is strongly recommended. Students participating in a one-semester overseas program are advised to take French 321 on campus.
  3. Majors are required to take a senior oral proficiency evaluation.

Note: Courses taken on campus on a credit-no credit basis cannot normally be counted toward the major.


Overseas Study

In French, the following overseas programs are available:

  1. French studies majors are required to spend at least one semester studying at the University of Strasbourg, France, or in Paris. A full year of study is strongly recommended. The Strasbourg program is available fall and/or spring semester; prerequisites are junior standing, completion of French 202, and a GPA of 3.000 in French courses. 
  2. For nonmajors, the country study in Strasbourg is scheduled annually for both fall and spring semesters. French 202 and a GPA of 3.000 in French courses are prerequisites. 

French Studies

Contact Us

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    French Studies is located in room 3rd floor of Miller Center on the Undergraduate Campus.

    voice 503-768-7420 fax 503-768-7434

    Section Head Prof. Philippe Brand

    French Studies

    • French Studies Lewis & Clark 615 S. Palatine Hill Road
      MSC 30 Portland OR 97219