Undergraduate Degree - French

Program:
French
Program Code:
0916 French
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of Romance and Classical Studies


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Undergraduate Programs
French

The forward-looking mission of the French and Francophone Studies Program is sensitive to the vital role that languages and cultural awareness play in preparing students to be future leaders in their fields and socially and globally responsible citizens. The French and Francophone Studies Program has mission is: to help students advance their knowledge of the French language, and the cultural heritages and the literary traditions of France and the Francophone world and to pursue original research in these areas; to lead students to develop complex reasoning skills, synthesize, integrate, and apply disciplinary knowledge to understand broader social, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary issues; to guide undergraduate and graduate students to appreciate and study these subjects and to mentor them throughout their academic and professional careers.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in French

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in French.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the French major is met by completing French 320 or 340. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following French courses (30 to 40 credits):
    (1) The following courses (15 credits):
    FRN 310 Stepping into the 20th Century and Beyond 3
    FRN 320 Exploring Diversity and Minorities in the Francosphere 3
    FRN 330 Progressing in French Pronuniciation 3
    FRN 340 Connecting with the Literatures of the Francosphere 3
    FRN 350 Connecting with the Cultures of the Francosphere 3
    Note: FRN 391 Special Topics in Study Abroad may substitute for one of the 300-level required courses.
    (2) Complete an additional 15 credits from the following in French course at the 400-level to meet the requirement of 30 credits in courses in the major:
    FRN 420 French for Professional Uses 3
    FRN 430 Perspectives in the French Language 3
    FRN 440 Perspectives in Literature and the Arts of the Francosphere 3
    FRN 450 Perspectives in the Cultures of the Francosphere 3
    FRN 491 Special Topics in Study Abroad 3
    A maximum of 9 credits may be earned in each of the 400-level courses above to enable students to focus on a concentration.

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