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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French (B.A.)


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Student Learning Outcomes for French:

Students will be able to:

  • Communicate (speak and comprehend) at the Advanced level according to ACTFL guidelines.

  • Write at the Advanced level according to ACTFL guidelines.

  • Write a research project in French focused on reading primary and secondary sources in French.

  • Use appropriately and explain most grammatical structures of the French language.

  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the perspectives and products of the cultures studied in themselves and in comparison with their own culture.

  • Read, analyze and interpret literary texts in terms of themes, characters, structure, style, and overall textual strategies, and situate those texts in their cultural contexts.

French majors must complete a minimum of 20 credits (four courses) in residency (200-level or above) and a minimum of 15 credits over two semesters in an approved study-abroad program.

In exceptional cases, certain double majors who can prove that they cannot otherwise satisfy all requirements of both majors may apply for an exception of one semester for the full-year study-abroad requirement. Any double majors granted this exception still must obtain a minimum oral proficiency rating of Advanced.

Majors must complete the following courses in residency:


A minimum of 15 credits must be completed during a one-year (two-semester) study-abroad experience.


Students must complete courses at the 300 (advanced) level or above that include one conversation and composition in French; one French phonetics; one French history, art or culture; one French literature; and one French elective. After completing the required course work, majors must take an oral interview on campus and receive a minimum rating of advanced.

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