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For Information on the Placement Exam for French Classes, click here.

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Academic Degree Program Coordinator
Leslie Church Hartness

The Emory College French Program

Our program offers a variety of courses in language and culture, a well-developed support structure, distinctive overseas programs, and a committed and engaging faculty. Incoming students usually begin with a language course or two. Upper-level literature and culture courses are supported by our Writing Clinic. Students with exceptional ability are often invited to participate in graduate-level courses. The Department offers two options for study abroad: the Summer in Paris program which provides six weeks of language study and cultural activities, and a semester or year-long program, called EDUCO, which allows students to take classes in a variety of subjects at the University of Paris-- it is one of the few programs of its kind in operation. On campus, French students participate in the activities of the French Club and the French Theater Club, and benefit from various departmental events as well as festivals of French film and culture that take place at Emory and in the Atlanta area every year.

Major in French Studies

For students who declare a major in French Studies, requirements are as follows:

I. Introductory/Preparatory Level

Both of the following are required:
French 310 Writing in French
French 314 What is interpretation?

II. Intermediate Level

Any 3 of the following courses are required. None of these courses may be repeated:
French 312 French History (Summer in Paris Program)
French 313 French and Francophone Culture
French 331 Temporalities
French 341 Intersections (taught in English)
French 351 Media and Genres
French 391 Francophone Studies

III. Advanced Level

Any 3 of the following 400-level courses are required:
French 460 Novel to Film (may not be repeated).
French 488 Topics in French (may be repeated as often as the topic changes)
French 490 Honors Seminar in French (by permission only)
490 is usually offered in the fall for exceptionally qualified students; limited admission based on French grades and writing sample. Contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Lilia Coropceanu (email: for more information.

NOTE: Beginning Fall 2015 our program will offer a new French Interdisciplinary Track (FIT) within the French major.  For information on FIT, click here.

For students studying in Paris with EDUCO:

French 371 and 381 are course numbers reserved for certain courses taken in Paris with the EDUCO program; they may be used to count toward the major at the Intermediate level. For details, consult with the DUS Lilia Coropceanu (


In addition to the participation in the Honors Seminar in French, the Mrs. B. R. Bray Prize is offered annually for the year's best work in French. Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the national Romance Language honor society, was installed at Emory in 1930.

The Emory College Italian Program

For detailed information, please visit the Italian Program's website at http:/






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