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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

French and Francophone Studies

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

PROFESSOR BENEDICTE MONICAT, 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 or work 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 B.S. degree in French and Francophone Studies (all options) 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
(0-13 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(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, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 11-18 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57-77 credits[1]
(This includes 0-13 credits of General Education courses. For the French-Business Option, 0-4 credits of GQ courses; 6-9 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 27 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
FR 201 IL(3), FR 202 IL(3), FR 331(3), FR 332(3), FR 351 IL(3), FR 352 IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)
FR 401 IL(3), FR 402Y IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
FR 316(3) or FR 417 IL(3) or FR 418 IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30-50 credits

FRENCH-BUSINESS OPTION: (50 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (34 credits)
FR 407 IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ACCTG 211(4), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), I B 303 IL(3), MGMT 100(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 202D GWS(3), FIN 100(3), FR 430 IL(3), MKTG 221(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10 credits)
SCM 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 333 GS(3) or MKTG 445 IL(3), or MGMT 461(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MKTG 220(3) or I B 403(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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: (33 credits)
(Open only to students enrolled in an engineering major.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
FR 409 IL(3), FR 430 IL(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 6 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. The work experience may take the form of a professional internship (ENGR 195I) or be part of a cooperative education sequence (ENGR 295I, ENGR 395I, or ENGR 495I).

APPLIED FRENCH OPTION: (30 credits)

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 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 9 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: Spring Semester 2011

Blue Sheet Item #: 39-05-118

Review Date: 02/22/2011

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06

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