French (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in French

Major: FREN

Degree: BA

Department: Classical and Modern Languages

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Type Semester Hours Total
General Education   34

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)
Electives in Social Sciences or Natural Sciences1
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education;
3 hours must be at the 300 level or above)
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)
Total 19

Program in French

Type Hours
French 320, 321, 3222, 331, 332, 455, 523, 524, and 590 27
French elective at the 300 level or above 3
French elective at the 500 level 3
Total 33

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Humanities 591, 592, 593, 594, 595 or 596 3
Electives in Humanities disciplines, other than French, at 300 level or above3 15
Anthropology 315, 346, 352, 383 OR
History 308, 309, 351, 352, 353, 355, 358, 368, 369, 394, 551, 572, 577, 579, 582, 583, 588 OR
Pan-African Studies 369, 375, 385, 394, 395 OR
Political Science 334, 336, 340, 349, 502 OR
Women's and Gender Studies 346, 530, 531, 571 (select one)




Total 21

Electives & Total Hours

Type Hours
Minimum Electives 14
Minimum Total 121

No more than 40 hours in French may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. French 121-123 do not count toward the 40 hour maximum in French. At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Note: Additional 3 hours of Arts and Sciences programmatic requirement in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences is met in supporting coursework.

2 Fulfills WR requirement.

3 Majors in one foreign language may count courses at the 300 level or above in another foreign language toward this requirement.

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