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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Major, BA


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This major requires a minor. Study abroad is recommended but not required for this major.

The French Major program offers small and focused classes taught by expert faculty. Students develop language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of culture through coursework that covers France and the francophone world, including Canada, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. This major is an asset to students who seek careers in education, international business, translation and interpretation, hospitality and tourism, foreign services, and more.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Development of listening skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of speaking skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of reading skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of writing skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of pronunciation skills in the target language and metalinguistic terminology that describes oral production
  • Development of grammatical and metalinguistic competence in accordance with the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Acquire an overview of historical and cultural features of the country/countries in which the target language is spoken.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills. To ensure that students acquire and develop disciplined habits of critical thinking and creative expression, thus enabling students to make and communicate enlightened judgments.

Required Courses


Second-year French Credits: 15


Department-Approved French Electives Credits: 30


Total Credits: 45


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