Jun 27, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, B.A.


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Requirements for Major in French


In the French program students learn the language and culture of the French-speaking world. The 100- and 200-level courses focus on how to function within a French-speaking environment, through appropriate language use and cross-cultural understanding. Courses numbered FREN 303 -FREN 315  designed to be taken before off-campus study in a French-speaking program and those numbered FREN 351 -FREN 355  to be taken after return from off-campus study.

The upper-level courses emphasize area studies. Interdisciplinary in scope, they focus on the culture of a particular area or time period and examine the relevant literature as well as social issues, artistic movements, political change, religious influences and film.

The intent is to prepare students for international careers in which they will draw on their communication skills in French, and on their understanding of the history and culture of the French-speaking world.

The Specific Requirements for the Major Are:


  • A maximum of one unit of Advanced Placement credit can count toward the major.
  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Residence in language-learning housing for at least one semester and successful completion of MLAC 110 .
  • Study abroad in an approved off-campus program. (If individual situations prevent this, the student should speak with the department chair.)

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