French

Department: World Languages and Cultures

The French designated program of emphasis builds proficiency in the French language and provides a general knowledge of French and Francophone cultures. It also allows students to focus on a specific area of French literature or civilization. The program prepares students for graduate work in French or related fields, as well as a variety of international professions.

Requirements
  • A minimum of one semester of study in France or a French-speaking country or region.
  • A minimum of 45 credit hours in French. Of these 45 hours, no more than 14 may be beginning or intermediate language courses (i.e. courses numbered below FR 230).
  • After returning from the semester or year abroad, students will take at least one 300 or 400 level course in the target language.
  • Prior to the second semester of the student's senior year, she/he must demonstrate at least intermediate-high oral proficiency in French on the ACTFL scale.
  • The following courses must be taken to complete the POE. Alternative courses taken at an exchange institution may be substituted with departmental approval:
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
FR 110 French I**
4
 
HI*
 
*Students will only receive H or I distribution if they have not taken more than two years of French at the secondary level.
FR 120 French II**
4
FR 110
HI
CS
FR 210 French III**
3
FR 120
HI
CS
**FR 110, 120, 210 are waived if students place out of them, but no academic credit will be awarded.
FR 260 French Civilization & Culture
3
FR 210 or equivalent
HI
CS
FR 270 Francophone Civilization & Culture II
3
FR 210 or equivalent
HI
CS
FR 300/400 level 5 courses of French or Francophone
15
     
FR 331 The Craft of Translation
3
2 200 level FR courses
HI
CW
WL 201 Language in Motion
1
 
HI
CS

In addition, students will select two elective courses outside the French program that focus on European history or topics of French or Francophone concern (for example):

HS 104 European History to 1550
3
 
HI
 
HS 106 European History Since 1550
3
 
HI
 
IS 104 Ideas & Power in the Modern World
4
 
IHS
CW
PS 241 European Politics
3
PS 102
SI
 

effective fall 2011, One "CW" course must be taken in the POE.
Total credit hours may not exceed 63.