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Liberal Arts

French (FR BS) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2006 (Changed name of major from French to French and Francophone Studies.)

French - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (FR BS)

PROFESSOR THOMAS HALE, Head

The B.S. degree is designed to allow students to combine fluency in French with other academic disciplines. The Business option develops basic skills in French (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) and acquaints students with a number of fields essential to business, especially in the international area. The Engineering option has a required overseas study and internship component. The Applied French option develops basic skills in French (speaking, understanding, reading, writing) as well as a basic knowledge of French literature and culture. At the same time, it provides a concentration in a professional area in which a command of French can be particularly relevant or useful. Courses in French culture and civilization are essential to all B.S. options, and students are encouraged to participate in the University's International Studies programs in France..

For the BS degree in French (all options) a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION:45 credits
(0-13 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES:13-24 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 61-75 credits[1]
(This includes 0-13 credits of General Education courses. For the French-Business Option, 0-4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses. For the Technical-Writing and Translation Option, 0-3 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 22 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
FR 201(4), FR 202(3), FR 330(3), FR 351(3), FR 352(3) (Sem: 1-6)
FR 401(3), FR 402W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 39-53 credits

FRENCH-BUSINESS OPTION: (53 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (43 credits)
FR 308(3), FR 310(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), I B 303(3), MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 333 GS(3), ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 100(3), FR 416(3), FR 430(3), I B 403(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (4 credits)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 3 credits in French literature (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in French at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

FRENCH-ENGINEERING OPTION: (39 credits)
(Open only to students enrolled in an engineering major.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
FR 308(3) (Sem: 3-8)
FR 430(3), FR 409(3), FR 416(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 21 credits of engineering courses, including ENGR 295(1-3) and ENGR 395(1-3), in consultation with the engineering adviser (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in French literature at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in French at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

Note:All French-Engineering majors are required to participate in a one-semester engineering internship in France, arranged by the College of Engineering, during which up to 9 credits in French and up to 12 credits in engineering may be earned.

APPLIED FRENCH OPTION: (39 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
FR 430(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
FR 308(3) or FR 310(3) (Sem: 3-8)
FR 416(3) or FR 417(3) or FR 418(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (30 credits)
Select 18 credits in related areas such as Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; Linguistics; Sociology; Economics; Science, Technology and Society, or in another professional areas where competency in French is desirable. The courses are to be selected in consultation with an adviser. At least six credits of such courses must be at the 400 level. (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits in French at the 400 level. (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-06-029

Review Date: 3/11/03

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