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B.A. in French Studies

Degree Requirements Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
B.A. in French Studies Option A: French

The B.A. in French Studies – Option A requires 121 course credits, including:
College Core Requirements 43 credits*
French Studies Major 30 credits
    FREN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
    FREN 350 Introduction to French Literary Study (3 credits)
    Eight French (FREN) courses numbered 201-460 (24 credits)
Open Electives 48 credits
TOTAL 121 credits

*Six core credits in Modern Languages and Literature satisfied with Major requirements.

B.A. in French Studies - Option B: Interdisciplinary
The B.A. in French Studies – Option B requires 121 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 43 credits*
French Studies Major 30 credits
    FREN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
    FREN 350 Introduction to French Literary Study (3 credits)
    Four French (FREN) courses numbered 201-460 (12 credits)
    Interdisciplinary Courses** (12 credits)
Open Electives 48 credits
TOTAL 121 credits

*Six core credits in Modern Languages and Literature satisfied with Major requirements.

Note - No more than 12 credits at the 200 level or 6 AP/IB credits may be applied to the Major. Although the French courses comprising the French Studies Major are sequential (levels 200, 300 and 400), students in Option B may begin the program by taking approved Art, History or Philosophy courses alongside required French language courses.

French Studies majors seeking teacher certifications must include within Option B at least 6 additional credits in French. Such students will complete a minimum of 24 credits in French within the 30-credit French Studies Major – Option B. FREN 340 (French Civilization), FREN 341 (Contemporary French Civilization), and FREN 342 (The Francophone World: A Cultural Study) are highly recommended. In addition, these students are strongly encouraged to take a minimum of 12 credits in a second modern language (other than English). A major’s program of study must be carefully planned with a French Faculty advisor to insure oral and written proficiency in French.

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Sample Program
Options A or B

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Mathematics Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
FREN Courses 6 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Natural Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
FREN 307 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3 credits
FREN 350 Introduction to French Literary Study 3 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Natural Science of Mathematics Core 3 credits
FREN Courses 6 credits
FREN/HIST/FINE ARTS/PHIL Major Course 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
FREN/HIST/FINE ARTS/PHIL Major Course 9 credits
Open Electives 18 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 121

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