Degree Program Overview

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 regarding the civilizations of France and the French-speaking world:
  • Master reading comprehension, terminology, and basic research tools appropriate to literary and cultural analysis of France and the Francophone world:
  • Demonstrate language proficiency through standardized examinations;
  • Engage in rational civil discourse in a manner respectful of others and the
    of the cultural diversity of the Francophone world.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:
(30 hrs.)

Choose two:

  • FREN 3560 Skills for Oral Proficiency
  • FREN 3570 Skills for Effective Writing
  • FREN 3580 French for the Professions

Choose 24 additional credit hours from 2220 and any 3000-4000 level French courses (9 hours must be at the 4000 level ; the following courses may be repeated if the topics differ: FREN 3820, FREN 3830, FREN 3840, FREN 3850, FREN 4630, FREN 4660, FREN 4730, FREN 4760, FREN 4880; only one of the following courses is allowed: FREN 2220, FREN 3000, FREN 3950, FREN 4440).

MINOR REQUIREMENTS:
(18 hrs.)

  • Choose two of the three: FREN 3560, 3570, 3580
  • 4 additional from among 2220 and any 3000-4000 level French course.

APPLIED MINOR REQUIREMENTS:
(18 hrs.)

Required: FREN 3580 for the Professions

Choose one of the two:

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

Choose four courses from among 2220 and 3000-4000 level French courses. Topics courses may be repeated if subject changes; only one class taught in English may be counted toward the minor.

*Additional 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 is highly recommended so that students gain more proficiency).

BA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH COMPOSITION

(only 6 hours ENG 1100, 1110, 1120 will apply toward graduation)

  • ENG 1100/1110 or
  • ENG 1120

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

(courses used for the foreign languages requirement may not be used for major or minor requirements)      1010,1020, 2010, 2020/2120

SCIENCE AND MATH

Natural Sciences
Mathematics: (1 of the following):

a. 3.5 yrs h.s. (including trig) OR
b. 3 yrs h.s. & CS 1000 or CS 1010 OR
c. 1 of MATH 1150,1260, 1280, 1290, 1300 OR
d. MATH 1110 or 1200 and
e. CS 1000, 1010, or PHIL 1030

SOCIAL SCIENCES

(6 courses; 3 different depts., 3 courses must be from 1 dept.,)

ARTS & HUMANITIES

  • Literature FREN 3630
  • Fine Arts
  • (3 additional courses from at least 2 depts.)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Natural Science
2 Social Science
2 Arts & Humanities
International Perspective
Cultural Diversity in U. S.