French | World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures




  • Dr. Lawrence Williams
  • Dr. Christophe Chaguinian


  • Dr. Laetitia Knight, Principal Lecturer (WLLC Director of Undergraduate Studies, Undergraduate Advisor and Faculty Sponsor of the French Honor Society)
  • Ms. Sophie Morton, Principal Lecturer (Coordinator of Elementary and Intermediate French; Director of the Cooperative Education/Internship Program)

Adjunct Faculty

  • Ms. Flora Bruno
  • Mr. Matthew Melgoza
  • Mr. Yahn Niazebo

Please see the Faculty section of our website for contact information and additional information about faculty.

Major in French

A major in French consists of a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the Academics section of the UNT catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements.

Major Requirements:
39 hours of foreign language, including:

  • FREN 1010 - Elementary French
  • FREN 1020 - Elementary French
  • FREN 2040 - Intermediate French
  • FREN 2050 - Intermediate French

Plus 27 semester hours of advanced work, including 9 hours in 4000-level courses or above; as listed in the current undergraduate catalog:

Placement or credit by examination may be used to satisfy FREN 1010, FREN 1020, FREN 2040, FREN 2050.

French Teacher Certification

Minor in French

A minor in French consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in French, including 9 advanced hours. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to FREN 1010-FREN 2050. A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Professional French Certificate

This undergraduate academic certificate requires 12 hours of advanced French, including:

Two courses in professional French chosen from:

Two other French courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

Notify the academic advisor of your major once you have completed the coursework, so they can list the certificate on your transcript. Note that transfer courses cannot apply to the Professional French Certificate (including study abroad courses). The Certificate cannot be awarded after graduation, so students must fill out the Undergraduate Academic Certificate posting form before they graduate (preferably the semester before). A copy of the form is available in the CLASS Advising office in GAB 220.

Syllabi & Courses

For full listing of courses with descriptions and prerequisites, please visit the UNT catalog site. You can also download syllabi from the Faculty Information System at

Marketable Skills

Marketable skills for this degree include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers and are primary or complementary to the major. The marketable skills goal was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. UNT's marketable skills were faculty-developed and approved by employers or discipline-specific agencies, e.g., internship providers, chambers of commerce, workforce development boards, and other workforce-related entities. For information on these marketable skills:

Transfer Credit and Placement Test

Students may earn credits in French through a placement test or by transferring credits from another institution. For more details, please look for testing information under the Resources section of this website or call the department office.

Study Abroad

For more information about study abroad opportunities, visit our study abroad page or visit