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.
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

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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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
FRE 102 Elementary French II (Traditional) 3
MAT ____ 3
Semester Two
WRT 2___ 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
SPK ___ 3
Diversity 3
FRE 201 Intermediate French I (Traditional) 3
Year Two
Semester Three
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Gen Ed Distributive 3
Interdisciplinary 3
FRE 202 Intermediate French II (Traditional) 3
Second Language 101 3
Semester Four
Gen Ed Distributive 3
LAN 327 Introduction to Linguistics for Language 3
FRE 302
Phonetics and Advance Oral French
or French for Oral Proficiency
Second Language 102 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Year Three
Semester Five
Gen Ed Distributive 3
LNC 368 Comparative Cultural Studies 3
FRE 305 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics 3
Second Language 201 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Semester Six
FRE 304 Readings in Francophone Literature 3
Second Language 202 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
FRE 303
Francophone Civilization
or French Cinema
FRE 422 Topics in French Literature 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester Eight
FRE 401 Commercial French 3
FRE 4___ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits120