French Major

The major in French aims to provide students with knowledge and appreciation of the French language and French and Francophone culture and literature. Students learn to understand, speak, read and write the language and to acquire practical skills that will equip them for careers in business, government, communications, education and other areas in which language skills and cultural background are assets. Students learn to analyze through studying the structure of the language. They also develop an ability to interpret literature and thus bring a humanizing dimension to their own lives and to modern society.

A minimum Career GPA of 2.00 and a minimum Major GPA of 2.00 are required for graduation. Courses required in the major comprise the major GPA. Unless indicated, students must earn a grade of C- (1.70) or better in courses both in the major and in order to successfully complete the requirements for the major.

 

Major in French – 42 credits (fourteen courses total)

Required in the Major:

Two to three courses (6 – 9 credits ) in French language chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • FREN-221: Grammaire et Composition Avancée (Writing Intensive)
  • FREN-222: French for Oral Proficiency
  • FREN-228: Le Français Commercial

Two to three courses (6 – 9 credits ) in French civilization chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • FREN-231: Introduction à la Culture Française I
  • FREN-232: Introduction à la Culture Française II
  • FREN-233: Expériences dans la Civilisation Française
  • FREN-234: Contemporary Culture of the French Regions

Four to six courses (12-18 credits) in French literature chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • FREN-281: Special Topics/Topics vary by semester (WOK: Literary) (Repeatable for credit.)
  • FREN-341: Le Dix-septième Siècle (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-342: Le Siècle des Lumières (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-353: Romantisme et Réalisme (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-354: Le Vingtième Siècle (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-355: Le Classicisme Éternel (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-361: La Littérature Francophone (WOK: Literary)
  • FREN-481: Advanced Special Topics/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)

FREN-498: Senior Seminar in French

 

Also required:  

Two courses (6 credits) with intermediate proficiency in one of the following languages:

 

Chinese Italian
Latin Russian
German Spanish

 

Recommended, but not required:  

  • FREN-401: Internship in French

Sample Bachelor of Arts: French Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

15/16* 

Year Three Fall 

15 

Year Four Fall 

15 

ENGL-101
FREN-103 or 231
RLST-104
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
FYIN-100*
FREN- 221 or 231 (WI)
GLST-201
Additional Language
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
FYIN-101*
FREN-221 or Literature
FREN Civilization
ETHS-201
Additional Language or elective
Minor #1 or elective
FREN Literature or Civilization
FREN Literature
FREN Language
Minor #3 or elective
Minor #4 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

16/17* 

Year Two Spring 

14/15* 

Year Three Spring 

15 

Year Four Spring 

15 

FREN-104 or 232
ILAR-101
RLST-2XX
WOK or elective
WOK or elective (4 cr)
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
FREN- 222 or 232
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
Additional Language
Elective (1 cr)
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #2*
FREN-222 or Literature
FREN Literature
FREN Civilization or Literature
Additional Language or elective
Minor #2 or elective
FREN-498
FREN Literature
FREN Language
Minor #5 or elective
Minor #6 or elective

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120