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The French concentration of the Foreign Languages and Literature (FLL) major at The University of Alabama prepares you to function effectively in a wide variety of professional contexts, from the commercial to the academic.


Completion of introductory course sequence: FR 101 and FR 102 (or equivalent).

Placement Guidelines

Students with no prior knowledge of French should begin their course of study with FR 101 and FR 102. All others should consult the French Placement Guidelines to determine their initial placement level.

Degree and Track Requirements

The FLL major with a concentration in French requires the successful completion of 33 semester hours with a minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses completed on this campus. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. The major GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the major that the student has attempted at UA.

Suggested Course Sequence for the Major

Courses Hours
FR 201 or FR 211 3
FR 202 or FR 212 3
FR 321 or FR 323 3
One of the following not already taken: FR 321, FR 322, FR 323, FR 324, FR 325 3
FR 421 3
Two of the following: FR 331*, FR 361*, FR 424, FR 431*, FR 441, FR 461* 6
FR 341* and FR 351* 6
FR electives 200 level and above (consult French Undergraduate Advisor) 6
Total 33
*With approval, 3 hours of topic appropriate FR 470 or FR 480 may substitute.

If students test out of any of the courses required for the major, this does not reduce the total number of credit hours required for the major. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements.

Declare a Major in FLL-French

You are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). To declare a FLL major with a concentration in French, complete the Change of Major Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

French Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Jean-Luc Robin