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French and Francophone Studies

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

PROFESSOR BENEDICTE MONICAT, Head

The B.A. major in French and Francophone Studies encourages students to develop fluency in the language as well as an appreciation of francophone literature and culture. The major can also help to prepare students for interdisciplinary professional careers in which a knowledge of a foreign language is useful. At present, the B.A. major in French and Francophone Studies is available as a Language and Culture option, a Language and Linguistics option, or as a Language and Literature option.

For the B.A. degree in French, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

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

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 33 credits[1]

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 15 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
FR 201 IL(3), FR 202 IL(3)

ADDTIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from: FR 331 IL(3), FR 332(3), FR 351 IL(3), FR 352 IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 18 credits

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
FR 402 IL(3), FR 430 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from: FR 316(3) or FR 417 IL(3) or FR 418 IL(3) or FR 419 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits in French literature or culture at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OPTION: (18 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits in French linguistics from: FR 316(3) or FR 417 IL(3) or FR 418 IL(3) or FR 419 IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits in French literature at the 400 level from: FR 442(3) or FR 426Y(3) or FR 436Y(3) or FR 445Y(3) or FR 452Y(3) or FR 453Y(3) or FR 458 IL(3) or FR 460 IL(3) or FR 470 IL(3) or FR 471(3) or FR 487 IL(3) or FR 489(3) or FR 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS OPTION: (18 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
FR 316(3), FR 402 IL(3), FR 417(3), FR 418(3), FR 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from: LING 402(3) or LING 404(3) or LING 449(3) (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 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 46-03-041

Review Date: 11/14/2017

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