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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

French (BA)


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Modern Languages & Cultures

 

The study of French language and culture is a passport to the past, the present, and the future. With it the student can go back in time to the dawn of French civilization and follow its development from before the Gallo-Roman period through the Middle Ages, with the flowering of the great cathedrals, into the Renaissance graced by its many chateaux, and on to the glories of imperial France under Louis XIV. Armed with knowledge of French, the student will better understand also the Enlightenment, whose numerous great French philosophers carved out the principle of both the American and the French revolutions. The developments which followed brought today’s democracies into being. French is a principal language in 43 countries many of them in key regions in the world.

Majors obtain jobs in teaching, health and human services professions, international business and business-related professions, communication, and technology-related fields.

Students with previous French language experience must take the modern languages placement test to determine course eligibility. Students desiring to receive academic credit for previous experience must take the appropriate CLEP examination administered by the university. The CLEP examination must be taken before enrollment in foreign language courses for freshmen within the first few weeks of the semester.

 


 

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 30


Major Prerequisite Courses or Equivalent


Exemption is possible from these courses according to performance on the placement test. CLEP, AP and OPI credits are accepted.

Basic Skills Courses - Credits: 9


Note:  Exemption is possible from these courses according to performance in the department placement exam, AP - Credits or CLEP - Credits.  Native or Heritage speakers should consult the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

One of the following literature courses - Credits: 3


One of the following civilization courses - Credits: 3


One of the following conversation courses - Credits: 3


Electives: Credits 0-9


Any 300 or 400 level French course may be chosen as an elective.

Note:


6 - 9 Credits of any 300- or 400- level French course may be chosen as electives except any French course taught in English.  Choose as many electives as necessary to reach 30 hours of courses in French.

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