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College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for French:

Students will be able to:

  • Engage in conversation or correspondence at the Advanced Level I (ACTFL Guidelines) to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • Explain orally or in writing phonetic/phonological, morphological, semantic, and syntactical structures of the French language.

  • Demonstrate orally (presentations) or in writing (essays) a general knowledge of French literature, history, culture, and the French mentality.

  • Read and write at the Advanced Level I including the critique of written materials and application of research skills

  • Define and explain orally (presentations) or in writing (essays) in French the concept of culture by comparing French culture to their own.


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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