French (BA)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the BA in French requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.  

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following course is required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirements:
Introduction to the French-Speaking World

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 112
Electives in Social Sciences or Natural Sciences 2,39
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 4
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

French Department
FREN 201Continuing French Language and Culture I 4
FREN 202Continuing French Language and Culture II 3
FREN 321French Conversation3
FREN 322Written Expression 53
FREN 331French Civilization3
FREN 332France Today3
FREN 455Reading in French3
FREN 524Theory and Practice of Translation3
FREN 590Senior Capstone 3
French elective at the 300 level or above3
Minimum Total Hours31
Supporting Courses
FREN 250Introduction to the French-Speaking World 3
or M L 250 Introduction to the French-Speaking World
Electives in Humanities disciplines, other than French, at 300 level or above 66
Minimum Electives 728
Minimum Total Hours37

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Senior Capstone
1

Completion or demonstration / proof of competency at the intermediate level of a foreign language

2

Additional 3 hours of Arts and Sciences programmatic requirement in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences is met in supporting coursework.

3

In addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at the 300 level or above

4

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

5

Fulfills WR requirement.

6

Majors in one foreign language may count courses at the 300 level or above in another foreign language toward this requirement.

7

Students who satisfy General Education Requirements by courses defined by the program will require additional electives to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
FREN 201 Continuing French Language and Culture I 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences with Lab - B 4
 Hours15
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
FREN 202 Continuing French Language and Culture II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences US Diversity - SBD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
M L 250
Introduction to the French-Speaking World
or Introduction to the French-Speaking World
3
FREN 321 French Conversation 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities-AH 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours16
Spring
FREN 322 Written Expression 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective or French Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
FREN 331 French Civilization 3
General Elective 3
General Elective or French Elective 3
Humanities WR Elective (300 level or above) 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 332 France Today 3
General Elective or French Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Social Science or Natural Science WR Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
FREN 455 Reading in French 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
FREN 524 Theory and Practice of Translation 3
FREN 590 Senior Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours121

Degree Audit Report
Degree Audit reports illustrate how your completed courses fulfill the requirements of your academic plan.  What-if reports allow you to compare the courses you have completed in your current academic plan to the courses required in another academic plan.  Should you have questions about either report, please consult with your academic advisor.

To create either report:

  1. Log into your ULink account.
  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
  3. Next, click on "View my Degree Audit" to run a Degree Audit report in the Undergraduate Advising area. 
  4. To create a What-if report, click on "Create a What-if Advisement Report."

Click here to run a Degree Audit report, or create a What-if report.

Flight Planner
Based on your major, the Flight Planner tool may be available for you to create a personalized Flight Plan.  The Flight Planner can be found in the ULink Student Center.  Consult with your advisor for assistance with the Flight Planner.