Summary: The Department of Modern Languages
Major in French & Francophone Studies
Bonnie Youngs, Associate Teaching Professor
Students who arrive at Carnegie Mellon with previous language study and/or who have high Advanced Placement,
International Baccalaureate or internal placement exam scores will be able to begin taking courses toward the major earlier in
their undergraduate program and will also be able, should they so desire, to complete an additional major. In all cases, progress
toward the major will be accelerated by study abroad, which is recommended for all majors.
Prerequisites 0 - 42 units
Intermediate level proficiency in the appropriate language. This is equivalent to the completion of four courses
(two at the 100-level and two at the 200-level) or exemption based on Advanced Placement, International
Baccalaureate or Carnegie Mellon internal placement test scores.
1. Core Courses in French 27 units
(Complete all three courses.)
82-303 French Culture
82-304 The Francophone World
82-305 French in its Social Contexts*
* A 400-level course may be substituted with an advisor's approval.
2. Core Courses in Modern Languages 12 units