French Divison






Current courses


University of Hawaii

Languages Linguitics and Literature

Languages and Literature of Europe and the Americas

Undergraduate studies

The Academic Program

The Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (LLEA) is divided into five language divisions: Classics, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Courses of language instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels are offered in French andItalian. Advanced courses in composition, conversation and linguistics are also offered . Courses in the literatures of France, Francophone Africa, and the Francophone Pacific are offered regularly in the original language. Cultural studies courses designed to acquaint students from other fields with the traditions and cultures of Europe and the Americas are also available, both in English and in the target language, and advanced courses in specialized topics have been designed for students at the graduate level.

The BA in French

33 credits, including French 311, 312, 331, 332 and four 400-level courses (12 credits).  Three of these must be in literature courses.  When 405, 458, and 459 (or 6 credits of 460) are all taken, together they count as one 400-level literature course while continuing to count as 9 credits of elective credit toward the major.


The Certificate consists of 15 credits beyond intermediate level. Native and near-native speakers should consult a French Division advisor to determine which courses they may take.