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

FREN 2010

3 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 3110, FREN 3120

6 hours

FREN 3301 or FREN 3302

3 hours

FREN 3320, FREN 3400

6 hours

FREN 3621 or FREN 3622

3 hours

FREN 4110, FREN 4210

6 hours

FREN 4400, FREN 4990

6 hours

FREN 4980

1 hour

Electives: 3000/4000-level course

3 hours

Supporting Courses

3-15 hours

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