French Literature and Philosophy

The French and Philosophy major specialization requires a minimum of 16 courses, for a minimum total of 65 units, distributed as follows:
  • Advanced language (ca. 4 units): FRENLANG 124: Advanced French Grammar.
  • Introductory Series on French and Francophone Literature and Culture (ca. 12 units): three courses must be taken from the FRENLIT 130, 131, 132, 133 sequence.
  • Philosophy Writing in the Major (5 units): PHIL 80.
  • Philosophy and Literature Gateway Course (4 units): FRENGEN 181 (same as PHIL 81). This course should be taken as early as possible in the student’s career, normally in the sophomore year.
  • Aesthetics, Ethics, Political Philosophy (ca. 4 units): one course from the PHIL 170 series.
  • Language, Mind, Metaphysics, and Epistemology (ca. 4 units): one course from the PHIL 180 series.
  • History of Philosophy (ca. 8 units): two courses in the history of philosophy numbered above PHIL 100.
  • Upper Division French Courses (ca. 12 units): at least three courses numbered FRENLIT/FRENGEN 140 or higher.
  • Related Courses (ca. 8 units): two upper division courses relevant to the student’s chosen area of specialization. One course (4 units) may be FRENLIT 199, Individual Work.
  • Capstone Seminar (ca. 4 units): to be selected from a set of seminars chosen by the undergraduate adviser of the program in philosophical and literary thought. This course must be taken in the student’s senior year.
The capstone seminar and the two related courses must be approved by both the undergraduate adviser of French and the undergraduate adviser of the program in philosophical and literary thought administered through the DLCL.

Substitutions, including transfer credit, will not normally be permitted for items 5, 6, and 7, and are not permitted under any circumstances for items 3, 4, and 10. Up to 10 units of courses taken in the Philosophy department may be taken CR/NC or S/NS; the remainder must be taken for a letter grade.


Josh Landy
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