Languages and Cultures

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The French Program

Requirements (also listed below)

Sequence

A minimum of 33 credit hours is required for the BA and for the BSEd in French, beginning with French III (FRENCH 203). Students need French II (FRENCH 102) or the equivalent before entering the major sequence. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major. Students for the BA and for the BSEd in French must complete LANGCULT 200 and LANGCULT 400.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT 200 Comparative Cultural Studies* 3 no prerequisite Spring / Fall 20_____
LANGCULT 400 Comparative Language Studies: History and Linguistics* 3 LANGCULT 200 and at least one intermediate language course or permission of the instructor Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 203 French III* 3 French II FRENCH 102 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 204 French IV* 3 French III FRENCH 203 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 205 Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation 3 French II FRENCH 102 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 206 Structure of the French Language 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 207 Conversation: French Daily Life 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 401 Advanced French Language 3 Structure of the French Language FRENCH 206 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____

One of the following courses:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
FRENCH 402 Contemporary Issues in Francophone Media 3 Conversation: French Daily Life FRENCH 207 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 423 Black Francophone Writers & Cultures 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____

One of the following courses:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
FRENCH 422 Masterpieces of French Literature 3 Structure of the French Language FRENCH 206 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 331 Selected 20th-Century Writers 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____

Three credits by advisement from the following:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
FRENCH 290 French Studies Abroad 1-6 varies Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 309 Commercial French I 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 333 French through Film 3 French IV FRENCH 204 or the equivalent Spring / Fall 20_____
FRENCH 431 Special Topics 3 varies Spring / Fall 20_____

Immersion requirement. No course is required for the required immersion experience. Students will usually fulfill the immersion requirement through study abroad. However, the immersion experience is broadly defined and may include many opportunities both domestic and abroad. Please see the course catalogue description:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT Immersion Experience in Languages and Cultures 0-3 varies Spring / Fall 20_____

All students pursuing a BSEd in French must complete the following course:
Course # Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Semester Completed
LANGCULT 350 Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies 3 none Spring / Fall 20_____

Requirements for the Minor in French

French III (FRENCH 203), French IV (FRENCH 204), Structure of the French Language (FRENCH 206), and 9 credits in French above the level of French III, for a total of 18 credit hours.


French Catalog of Courses