Degrees and Requirements

French

Approximately 2 1/2 academic years are estimated for French Minor completion with respect to fall/spring course rotation and prerequisites.

Students interested in being tested for certification of oral proficiency should consult with the modern language Department Chair.

Requirements: 15 credits.

Summary of Requirements

Minor Elective: Choose One Course (3 credits)

  • MLFR3005
    FRENCH CIVILIZATION |

    MLFR3005
    FRENCH CIVILIZATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the French and Francophone culture, civilization, literary genres, and authors from the 16th-21st century.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLFR3002

  • MLFR4057

    MLFR4057

    Credits (Min/Max): /

    PREREQUISITES:

Required Courses:

  • MLFR2001
    INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I |

    MLFR2001
    INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    These courses are designed to build on the student's previous skills, thereby improving oral proficiency. Vocabulary acquisition and the reading of authentic aural and written materials broaden the student's knowledge and linguistic abilities. Classroom activities focus on development of skill in self-expression. The student has many opportunities to expand cultural knowledge through films, videotapes, and informal rendezvous. Course is not open to students with an advanced or superior oral proficiency level in French.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLFR1002

  • MLFR2002
    INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II |

    MLFR2002
    INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach the beginning French student the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The focus of this course is the development of aural/oral proficiency by means of vocabulary development, listening and speaking practice, and guided conversation. Class work emphasizes the acquisition of strategies for understanding, authentic listening and reading materials. Through such activities as classroom discussions, videotapes, and films, the student becomes acquainted with various facets of francophone culture. Course is not open to students with an advanced or superior oral proficiency level in French.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLFR2001

  • MLFR3001
    ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE I |

    MLFR3001
    ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to advance the student's language proficiency through the development of communicative strategies such as: how to express one's feelings; how to get and give advice; how to make plans; how to react to an opinion and how to maintain discussions. The student gains experience in using socially acceptable formats for writing both personal and business correspondence. Through carefully chosen authentic texts, cross-cultural phenomena such as contemporary social issues and business practices are explored.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLFR2002

  • MLFR3002
    ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE II |

    MLFR3002
    ADVANCED FRENCH LANGUAGE & CULTURE II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to advance the student's language proficiency through the development of communicative strategies such as: how to express one's feelings; how to get and give advice; how to make plans; how to react to an opinion and how to maintain discussions. The student gains experience in using socially acceptable formats for writing both personal and business correspondence. Through carefully chosen authentic texts, cross-cultural phenomena such as contemporary social issues and business practices are explored.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MLFR3001