French

College of Arts and Sciences

203 Shatzel Hall, 419-372-2667

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in French are expected to:

  • Write, listen, and converse proficiently about French and Francophone literary works, movements, and genres about the civilizations of France and the Francophone world;
  • Master reading comprehension, terminology, and basic research tools appropriate to literary and cultural analysis;
  • Demonstrate language proficiency through standardized examinations;
  • Engage in rational, civil discourse in a manner respectful of others and the cultural diversity of the Francophone world.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (30 hours at 3000/4000-level) - minor required - Spring 2017 course requirements

Minor (18 hours at 3000-4000 level)

  • FREN 3560, 3570, 3630, and 3660
  • Take 2 additional from this group: FREN 3580, 3820, 3830, 3840, 3850

Applied Minor requirements (21 hours)

Gateway Courses

  • FREN 3560 Conversation Across Cultures
  • FREN 3570 Skills for Effective Writing

Foundation Courses

  • FREN 3580 French for the Professions
  • Choose one:
    • FREN 3630 Foundations in French Studies
    • FREN 3660 Foundations in Francophone Studies

Electives

Choose three (topics courses may be repeated if subject changes; only one class taught in English may be counted toward minor):

  • FREN 2020 Intermediate French II
  • FREN 2220 French Culture
  • FREN 3750 Paris: Art, History, and Society
  • FREN 3820 Topics in French Studies
  • FREN 3830 Topics in Francophone Studies
  • FREN 3840 Topics in French/Francophone Studies
  • FREN 3850 Topics in Language and Culture
  • FREN 3950 Workshop in French (such as Morocco)
  • FREN 4510 Advanced Conversation and Composition
  • FREN 4550 French Cinema
  • FREN 4580 Career French
  • FREN 4880 Seminar in French

Requirement: Study abroad for at least 6 weeks in a French immersion program. The program must be preapproved by the French Undergraduate Advisor (1 semester or academic year highly recommended so that students gain more proficiency).