B.A. with a Major in French

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. The ability to listen and to read in French at the advanced level of proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines.

  2. The ability to speak and to write in French at the advanced-low level of proficiency, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign

    Languages Proficiency Guidelines

  3. Knowledge of cultural universals and trends, as well as specific similarities and differences between Francophone and American cultures, including both non-verbal and verbal aspects.

  4. Knowledge of major historical events and their role in the development of the Francophone cultures as well as knowledge of the major literary and artistic works of those cultures.

  5. The ability to use technology for research purposes and as a means of communication with the various areas of the French-speaking world.

Requirements for the B. A. degree with a major in French—Language and Culture Track

Core Curriculum Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum)

42 hours

Core Curriculum Area F

18 hours

FREN 1001 and FREN 1002

0-6 hours

FREN 2001 and FREN 2002

0-6 hours

Foreign Language and Culture (2nd Foreign Language)

0-6 hours

Electives from Area C and Area E Courses

0-18 hours

Senior-College Curriculum

60 hours

Upper-Level Courses in French

34 hours

FREN 2010

3 hours

FREN 3001 or 3002 3 hours
FREN 3200, FREN 3300

6 hours

FREN 3150 or FREN 3160 3 hours
FREN 3250 or FREN 3260 3 hours
FREN 4001, FREN 4002 6 hours
FREN 4980 1 hour
FREN 4990 3 hours
Electives: 3000/4000-level courses 6 hours

 

Supporting Courses

3-15 fours

ESOL 4010

3 hours

2nd Foreign Language & Culture may taken in Areas C and F)

3-12 hours

Electives

11-23 hours

Total hours required for the degree

120 semester hours