Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Modern Languages and Cultures, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concentration in French - Rock Studies

Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Communication: Communicate in other language than English
    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • Communities: Participate in multilingual communities at home & around the world
    • Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
    • Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
  • Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture
    • Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
    • Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
  • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information
    • Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
    • Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
  • Cultures: Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
    • Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
    • Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.

Related Links

Modern Languages and Cultures - French, BA Program Page

Modern Languages and Cultures Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements30
Electives48

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 15 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 15 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Basic Skill Courses
Exemption from the basic skills courses may be possible based on a placement exam given by the Modern Languages Department. Both English and Native French speakers should consult the Modern Languages and Cultures Department for information.
FREN 103French Language and Culture III 1,23
FREN 201French Conversation 1 1,23
FREN 220Reading in French 1,23
Subtotal9
Required French Courses
FREN 300French Grammar and Composition 1 1,23
FREN 330French Literature from the 18th Century to the Present 1,23
FREN 350French Linguistics and Phonetics 1,23
FREN 400French Grammar and Composition 2 1,23
Subtotal12
Required Literature Course
Select one of the following:3
Exploring French Culture through Media 1,2
French Literature 12th to 17th Century 1,2
Required Civilization Course
Select one of the following:3
France through the Ages 1,2
France and Francophone Identities Today 1,2
Required Conversation Course
Select one of the following:3
French Conversation 2 1,2
French Conversation 3 1,2
Electives at the 300 level and above
If any of the basic skill courses are waived, choose as many electives as necessary to reach a total of 30 credits in the major.0-9
Required Capstone Project
See Advisor for specific information related to requirements
Study Abroad
Study Abroad is highly recommended. Please see advisor for information.
Total Hours30

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

The department of Modern Languages encourages students to engage in the following areas to deepen their educational experience:

  1. International study programs (short-term, semester, and year-long)
  2. High-Impact Practice (HIP) designated classes
  3. Student-faculty research
  4. Student leadership development
  5. Service-learning classes
  6. Career education and development
  7. Internships
  8. Field Experiences
  9. Volunteering (schools, world language competition, language clubs, communities)

MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES - BA (5 45)
Concentration in French (FREN)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019
Revised 02.2020
UCC RISP 2019

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
FREN 101 French Language and Culture I 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
{SUBJ 139}University Seminar 3
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 102 French Language and Culture II 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
FREN 103 French Language and Culture III 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Declare a Thematic Thread 1  
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 220 Reading in French 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Rock Studies Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
FREN 201 French Conversation 1 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 300 French Grammar and Composition 1 3
FREN 301
French Conversation 2
or French Conversation 3
3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
FREN 400 French Grammar and Composition 2 3
FREN 305
France through the Ages
or France and Francophone Identities Today
3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 330 French Literature from the 18th Century to the Present 3
FREN 350 French Linguistics and Phonetics 3
FREN 404
Exploring French Culture through Media
or French Literature 12th to 17th Century
3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours**120

Major Code: 5 45
Concentration Code: FREN
Revised: 11-2019

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.