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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 120 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 47 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

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

B.A. in French Studies - Option B: Interdisciplinary
The B.A. in French Studies – Option B requires 120 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 47 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Six core credits in Modern Languages and Literature may be 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.
**Approved courses whose content is devoted substantially to the study of French or Francophone culture—literature, art, and history. The eligible disciplines include Fine Arts, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. These courses may be in French or English.

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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
Core Courses 6 credits
FREN Courses 6 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2
Core Courses 18 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
Core Courses 6 credits
FREN Courses 6 credits
FREN/HIST/FINE ARTS/PHIL Major Course 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Core Courses 3 credits
FREN/HIST/FINE ARTS/PHIL Major Course 9 credits
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 120

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