Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

French Requirements

Advisor:  Catherine Clark

A full major in French requires 11 subjects beginning at Level III which may include a pre-thesis and thesis (pre-thesis and thesis are reserved for students who have completed most or all of the subjects offered in a particular language group and demonstrate outstanding competence in the particular field of study.) Normally, it is recommended that most students substitute two additional subjects in place of a thesis option.

Advisor:  Catherine Clark

In light of the importance of foreign languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in French. The Minor in French leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (above French II) into a more advanced study of the language, literature and culture. A Minor in French consists of six subjects arranged in 3 levels of study. Please note that French I & II do not count towards the Minor.

Advisor:  Sabine Levet

There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 4 classes (if your incoming level is French I) or 3 classes (if your incoming level is French II or higher). An upper-level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper-level classes taught in the foreign language. Classes offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

Study Abroad
Advisor:  Leanna Rezvani

You may also consider spending a summer, a semester, or a year abroad. Credits received from most accredited programs will count towards your major, minor or concentration if you consult with the Study Abroad Advisor in French prior to your departure. Also see MISTI-France Program at http://web.mit.edu/mist/mit-france.

Transfer Credits
Examiner:  Cathy Culot

Language Coordinator:  Cathy Culot

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