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FRENCH COURSES 101-202


MAJOR IN FRENCH

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.

The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree are as follows:

Courses Course Titles Credits
All of the following courses:  
FRN 320 Self-Expression in Writing 3
FRN 321 Oral Expression 3
FRN 330 Phonetics 3
FRN 340 Intro to Reading French Literature 3
FRN 415 Intro to French Studies I 3
FRN 416 Intro to French Studies II 3
FRN 492 Senior Thesis - "Capstone Experience" 1
FRN 400-level electives   15
One of the following two courses:  
FRN 425 Advanced Studies in French 3
FRN 430 French Linguistics 3
Total Credits:   37

 

French majors must complete:

  • Two cognates (areas of concentration) of 12 credits each, with at least 3 credits at the 300/400 level.
  • Each cognate shall be in a single discipline or thematic area. At least one of the cognates must be in a field outside of the College of Arts and Letters.

Experiential Component Options:
Students majoring in French are expected to study abroad for at least eight weeks, but should a student be unable to meet that expectation, one of the following options must be pre-approved:

  • Internship for at least eight weeks in a French-speaking environment.
  • Service learning for at least eight weeks in a French-speaking environment.

Note: Any student that cannot complete the required experiential component must enroll in FRN 492 Senior Writing Project for 1 credit.

Note: Students interested in attaining certification to teach French must apply separately for admission to the College of Education’s Teacher Certification program. Applications are available at the Department of Education Student Affairs Office, located in 134 Erickson Hall. Acceptance into the program is necessary for admission into the required Education courses.

Contact the RCS academic advisor to add a French major.


MINOR IN FRENCH

Courses Course Titles Credits
All of the following courses:  
FRN 320 Self-Expression in Writing 3
FRN 321 Oral Expression 3
FRN 330 French Phonetics 3
FRN 340 Intro to Reading French Literature 3
FRN 400-level electives   6
One of the following two courses:  
FRN 415 Introduction to French Studies I 3
FRN 416 Introduction to French Studies II 3
Total Credits:   21


NOTE: These are not the requirements for the teaching minor in French.