Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: French Major French language majors will follow a track of courses designed to develop their French language proficiency and cultural understanding. Breadcrumb foreign language french major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment The French major, Department of Foreign Languages offers cadets of all language ability the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. The program is designed to develop those just starting to study French and those with previous experience. Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, cadets will focus on real-world news and documents. Majors who do abroad and work hard through the full complement of courses can expect an Interagency Language Roundtable scale of 2/2 (limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (professional working proficiency.) As a French language major, cadets will be able to function in a military or civilian francophone environment. They will be able to adapt culturally and use their experience with French to more rapidly adapt to other cultural settings in military and civilian milieux. Cadets will have a strong ability to lead others cross-culturally and ensure mission success and force protection. They can choose from a French language major or combine French and another language for a dual language major, or combine the language and the region with an interdisciplinary European or African studies major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages. Required Courses LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES Sample Electives LF371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH LF372 FRENCH FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM LF470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN FRENCH LF475 FRENCH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA LF476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - FRENCH LF483 FRENCH CIVILIZATION I LF485 SURVEY OF FRENCH LIT I LF492 MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH LIT LN440F FRENCH IN CULTURAL CONTEXT LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I This major offers an honors track. To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - French Major Curriculum. Cadets may spend a semester at one of three partner universities in France, including the French military academy at St-Cyr and civilian universities in Lille and Lyon. Majors also have the opportunity to spend three weeks along the Atlantic Coast in Rochefort, France, studying in an intensive summer language immersion program with the French Gendarmerie. To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.