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MIT Global Studies and Languages offers a Major, Minor, and Concentration in French.

Advisor:  Bruno Perreau (Click here to email)
A major in French requires 11 subjects beginning at Level III which may include a pre-thesis and thesis (pre-thesis and thesis are reserved for students who have completed most or all of the subjects offered in a particular language group and demonstrate outstanding competence in the particular field of study.) Normally, it is recommended that most students substitute two additional subjects in place of a thesis option.


Advisor:  Bruno Perreau (Click here to email)
In light of the importance of foreign languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in French. The Minor in French leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (above French II) into a more advanced study of the language, literature and culture. A Minor in French consists of six subjects arranged in 3 levels of study. Please note that French I & II do not count towards the Minor.


Advisor:  Sabine Levet (email)
There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 4 classes (if your incoming level is French I) or 3 classes (if your incoming level is French II or higher). An upper-level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper-level classes taught in French. Classes offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

For the online HASS Concentration Form, click through to!