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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minumum number of credits required to complete the major: 36

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: None

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0  or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: FRE 495, HON 498/499

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: FRE 305, FRE 306, FRE 401 and FRE 413

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information: Carlos Villacorta, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish, 201 Williams Hall, (207) 581-2072,

The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

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Information about the French major

  • Demonstration of listening comprehension, oral, reading, and writing proficiency (students who have not received at least a “B” in FRE 305 or 306 may be required to take a test in languages skills), and

  • Demonstration of comprehensive coverage of literature and civilization through successful completion of appropriate course work, and

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours, 30 of which must be beyond the intermediate level (300 or higher).

At least 18 hours of 400-level French courses, which must include:

French (May Term)

Special Requirements:

Strongly Recommended:

  • History of a Francophone Country. Credits: 3
  • Full-year or semester-abroad program

Suggested four-year plan for the B.A. in French 36 credits (30 above intermediate level)

First Year - First Semester (15-16 credits)

First Year - Second Semester (15-16 credits)

Second Year - First Semester (15 credits)

Second Year - Second Semester (16 credits)

Third Year - First Semester (15 credits)

  • Course in minor
  • 1-2 FRE 4XX Advanced Literature/Film (Cult Div/Intn’l Perspect Gen Ed) (required for the major)
  • Population and Environment Gen Ed
  • Elective
  • Elective

Third Year - Second Semester (12-15 credits)

  • Semester Abroad (Immersion) (Highly recommended but not required for the major)


  • 1-2 FRE 4XX Advanced courses (Cult Div/Intn’l Perspect Gen Ed) (required for the major)
  • Art and Creative Exp Gen Ed
  • Course in chosen minor
  • Elective

Fourth Year - First Semester (15 credits)

Fourth Year -Second Semester (15 credits)

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