French (BA)

Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Humanities
HEGIS Number: 1102

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The French Discipline offers a two-track sequence of three courses at the intermediate level, one for native speakers of French and one for non-native speakers of French. The goal of this sequence (French 103, 104 and 105) is to provide students with the instruction and practice they require in order to be successful in French 106 and the advanced courses, where native speakers and non-native speakers will study together. Placement in the appropriate course level and track will be determined by the Discipline through its placement procedures.

The French major has been designed to reflect recent literary scholarship. Our program prepares students for graduate school as well and for various careers. Students may prepare for careers in Childhood Education 1-6; Childhood education 1-6, with Bilingual Extension; and Adolescence Education 7-12. French majors can also design a program that will allow them to pursue careers in public service and business.

French BA


Select one course from the following:

FREN210Literary Theory 
FREN217Advanced Composition and Grammar 
FREN235French Linguistics 

Required Courses

FREN231Survey of French Literature I 
FREN232Survey of French Literature II 

Select one course from the following:

FREN334Literature of the French West Indies 
FREN335Literature of French Speaking Africa 

Eight additional French or Creole courses at the 200 level and above, including WLIT 205, 206 and 210. One course from the following can be used as a substitute: HUM 253, SOC 235. *Six additional credits for the Department Honors Program