The French Program
The French major is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career in teaching or for one in which a strong background in French language and culture is essential. By completing the major, students are prepared to pursue graduate work in French/Francophone literatures and cultures.
Students with some knowledge of French wishing to take lower division courses should take the French placement exam before registration. The exam is available on a drop-in basis at certain hours or by appointment in the Barbara Ann Ward Language Center (BAWLC), JR 316.
Students with advanced placement cannot receive credit for courses below the level at which they are enrolled. However, 200-level classes may be waived or replaced by appropriate classes. Please consult an advisor.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language.
- Demonstrate ability to reason and present sound arguments in both oral and written discourse.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in the analysis of traditions, cultures and civilizations.
- Understand the nature of language, its function, structure and interactional (social) purposes.
- Analyze and clearly articulate interpretations of literary texts.