B.A. in Languages and Cultures - French Concentration

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements 1
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirements3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Language Courses 2
Tier 1: Language Skills
FRE 102Elementary French II (Traditional)3
FRE 201Intermediate French I (Traditional)3
FRE 202Intermediate French II (Traditional)3
Tier 2: Proficiency
FRE 302Phonetics and Advance Oral French3
or FRE 315 French for Oral Proficiency
FRE 305Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3
Tier 3: Competency Content
Select one course from each of the following groups:9
Literary Analysis
Readings in Francophone Literature
Cultural Analysis
Francophone Civilization
French Cinema
Language and Linguistics
Topics in French Literature
Tier 4
FRE 401Commercial French3
Select one 400-level course in cultural, film, or literary studies3
Second Language
Demonstration of proficiency in a second language through the Intermediate II level, by placement testing or coursework through 202 (credit by examination and/or CLEP permitted).
Connections: Common to all languages
LAN 327Introduction to Linguistics for Language 33
LNC 368Comparative Cultural Studies3
Immersion Experience 43-12
Immersion study and/or internship work is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined. The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement for graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.
Electives
The number of hours available depends on the student's level of second language proficiency. The student may choose to apply some of these to additional advanced courses in the major area or to continue second or third language study.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

 For French, German, and Spanish majors; FRE 101, GER 101, and SPA 101 - SPA 201 may only fulfill general education student elective requirements, and/or overall graduation credits. These courses will not fulfill their respective major requirements.

2

 Minimum grade of C required in all courses.

3

 LIN 230/ENG 230 may substitute.

4

 See the department chairperson and student handbook for options.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Ged Ed Distributive3
Ged Ed Distributive3
FRE 102Elementary French II (Traditional)3
MAT ____3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT 2___3
Ged Ed Distributive3
SPK ___3
Diversity3
FRE 201Intermediate French I (Traditional)3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
Ged Ed Distributive3
Ged Ed Distributive3
Interdisciplinary3
FRE 202Intermediate French II (Traditional)3
Second Language 1013
 Credits15
Semester Four
Ged Ed Distributive3
LAN 327Introduction to Linguistics for Language3
FRE 302 or 315Phonetics and Advance Oral French3
Second Language 1023
Writing Emphasis3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
Ged Ed Distributive3
LNC 368Comparative Cultural Studies3
FRE 305Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3
Second Language 2013
Writing Emphasis3
 Credits15
Semester Six
FRE 304Readings in Francophone Literature3
Second Language 2023
Writing Emphasis3
Elective3
Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
FRE 303 or 350Francophone Civilization3
FRE 422Topics in French Literature3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
FRE 401Commercial French3
FRE 4___3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Credits15