Major programs may be organized historically, around a genre (like poetry, drama, or prose fiction), or around a period concept or movement (such as the Enlightenment, baroque, classicism and romanticism, or existentialism). Major programs normally include at least one term of study in France.
Major in French. Prerequisite for the major: FREN 8 (Exploring French Culture and Language).
Major programs consist of ten (minimum) or more courses above the level of FREN 8. Each major must include FREN 10's (The Heroic Heart, Travel and Literature, The Anatomy of Passion, Living in Paris/Habiter Paris), (1) either FREN 20 (Interpreting French Cultures) or FREN 21 (Introduction to Francophone Literature and Culture); (2) either FREN 22 (Introduction to French Literature I: the Middle Ages and the Renaissance) or FREN 23 (Introduction to French Literature II: Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century); and (3) either FREN 24 (Introduction to French Literature and Culture III: Nineteenth Century) or FREN 25 (Introduction to French Literature and Culture IV: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries) (to be completed by the end of the junior year). During their senior year, as their culminating experience, majors must take either FREN 78: Senior Major Workshop or, with special permission, an upper-level French course (numbered FREN 40 or above). Students taking an upper-level French course as their culminating experience are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. French courses numbered 40 and above may be taken for major credit more than once, in cases where the topic is different. The major card must be approved by the French Major Advisor.
Minor in French.
The minor in French consists of six courses. The minor must include: either FREN 6 (Language Study Abroad: Readings in French Literature) or FREN 8; FREN 10's; one of the following: FREN 21, FREN 22, FREN 23, FREN 24, FREN 25; and three other advanced courses above the level of FREN 10's. Among the courses taken on campus, at least one course must treat literature from before the nineteenth century, and at least one course must treat literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Two of the courses offered on the Dartmouth L.S.A.+ and/or F.S.P. in France may count toward the minor. FREN 10's may be counted toward the minor only once. Students who are exempted from FREN 8 may replace it with another advanced course. A maximum of one transfer course may count toward the minor.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
1. SAT Reasoning or ACT (with Writing);
2. 2 SAT Subject Test Scores;
3. The common application essay;
4. Within the Common Application, Dartmouth’s writing supplement requires that applicants write a brief response to one of the following supplemental essay prompts. Candidates choose one topic and respond;
5. A counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations. In addition, a peer recommendation is strongly encouraged;
7. Brief abstract of an independent research project;
8. IELTS or TOEFL (no minimum scores).
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