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About the Program: 

This program develops the ability to communicate in French, introduces French and Francophone literary masterpieces, and explores significant aspects of French and Francophone culture. Students are encouraged to study abroad in an approved program. This program also serves as a premajor for students who wish to enter the Bachelor of Science in French Education (7–12) program.

Program Requirements: 

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 39–66 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in French 36 cr

A. Required Courses (18 cr)
FRE 301 French Conversation and Composition
FRE 302 French Conversation and Composition
FRE 306 Literature and Culture of France Pre-History to Renaissance
FRE 307 Literature and Culture of France Pre-History to Revolution
FRE 308 Literature and Culture of France in the Nineteenth Century
FRE 309 Literature and Culture of France in the Twentieth Century

B. Electives Selected by Advisement (18 cr)
FRE 303 Translation
FRE 305 Phonetics and Orthography
FRE 331 French Literature in Translation1
FRE 341 Francophone Literature in Translation1
FRE 411 Studies in French Poetry
FRE 412 Studies in the French Novel
FRE 413 Studies in French Theater
FRE 415 Advanced Grammar and Composition
FRE 416 Advanced Conversation and Composition
FRE 417 Business French
FRE 496 Seminar I
FRE 497 Seminar II

1 These courses may be taken as a part of the French major only with the instructor’s permission and the chair’s permission, and only if all the work for the course is done in French.

All College Electives 18–45 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Modern and Classical Languages

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