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BA/BAE in French

There are 2 bachelors degree types in the French program, each with 2 options:

French is:

  • The second most frequently taught language in the world, after English, and the second language of the Internet
  • The only language other than English spoken on five continents
  • An official language in 33 countries around the world
  • The official working language, along with English, of the United Nations, the European Community and many other international organizations.

The French Program offers:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
  • Academic minors for the BA and BAE
  • Summer study abroad in Nice

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad in Nice, France

What will I study?

Bachelor of Arts

French (45 credits)

Required Courses: 27 credits
FREN 201 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 202 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 203 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition (4)
FREN 320 French Civilization and Culture I (4)
or FREN 321 French Civilization and Culture II (4)
FREN 330 Introduction to French Literature (4)
Select from the following courses: 9 credits
FREN 410 French Stylistics (3)
FREN 430 17th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 431 18th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 433 19th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 440 20th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 496/497 Workshops/Special Topics (2-4)
Electives: 9 credits
FREN 305 French Conversation (2)
FREN 306 French Conversation (2)
FREN 311 Grammar Review (2)
FREN 320 French Civilization and Culture I (4)
or FREN 321 French Civilization and Culture II (4)
FREN 496/497 Workshops/Special Topics (2)

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor.

French (60 credits)

Required Courses: 27 credits
SAME AS FOR 45 CREDIT MAJOR
Electives: 33 credits
Select courses above FREN 300 (except FREN 370)

Note: The above major does not require the completion of a minor.

Bachelor of Arts in Education

French/Elementary (34 credits)

Required Courses: 19 credits
FREN 201 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 202 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 203 French Grammar and Composition (5)
GNML 390 Foreign Language Methods (4)
Electives: 15 credits
Select courses above FREN 300 (except FREN 370)
Professional Education Requirements/Elementary Education: 65-69 credits
See the Department of Education section of this catalog. Prerequisites may also apply.

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor.

French/Secondary (49 credits)

Required Courses: 31 credits
FREN 201 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 202 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 203 French Grammar and Composition (5)
FREN 310 Advanced Grammar and Composition (4)
FREN 320 French Civilization and Culture I (4)
or FREN 321 French Civilization and Culture (4)
FREN 330 Introduction to French Literature (4)
GNML 390 Foreign Language Methods (4)
Select from the following courses: 9 credits
FREN 410 French Stylistics (3)
FREN 430 17th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 431 18th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 433 19th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 440 20th Century French Literature and Culture (3)
FREN 496/497 Workshops/Special Topics (2-4)
Electives: 9 credit
FREN 305 French Conversation (2)
FREN 306 French Conversation (2)
FREN 311 Grammar Review (2)
FREN 320 French Civilization and Culture I (4)
or FREN 321French Civilization and Culture II (4)
FREN 496/497 Workshops/Special Topics (2)
Professional Education Requirements/Secondary Education: 39-41 credits
See the Department of Education section of this catalog. Prerequisites may apply.

Note: Students who do not have sufficient high school language preparation to begin 201 will require more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.

Note: Students who want to have a second endorsement in a minor field will required more than 12 quarters to complete the BAE.

Note: The above major requires the completion of a minor

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