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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, BA


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About the Program

The faculty and staff of the French section of the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue University offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in language, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, and film. We also have many options for study abroad programs in France, from Spring Break, to full academic year, or semester long programs. Undergraduates may opt to major or minor in French. Graduate students pursue either a Master’s degree, and/or a Ph.D. Our graduate students receive teaching assistantships. We are a vibrant, international team with diverse research, teaching and social interests. During Spring semester 2013, the French section hosts a film festival, Cinéasme, which is free and open to the public. Recently released French films are screened (with subtitles) every Thursday of the spring semester in Stanley Coulter Hall. The schedule may be found on the Events page.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for French  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Languages & Cul-BA
FRNC
120 Credits

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course used for the major. A minimum GPA of B- (2.67/4.0) in the major is also required for the student to graduate with a French major.

French Major Requirements (30 credits)


Prerequisite


Before undertaking the major, students must establish proficiency equivalent to French Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing FR 20200 , by exam, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages & Cultures. In addition, LC 26100  or the equivalent (ENGL 22700 /SLHS 22700 ) is a pre-requisite for FR 36100 /FR 56100 /FR 36200 /FR 56200 .

Area A - The following courses in French language (9 credits)


Area B - The following course in French literature (3 credits)


Area C - One of the following courses in French linguistics (3 credits)


Student may not count both FR 36100  and FR 56100  or both FR 36200  and FR 56200 .

Area E - French electives (12 credits)


Twelve hours chosen by the student from French courses at the 30000 level; at least 6 hours must be at the 40000-level or above. Courses listed in Areas C & D which were not used may count among the requirements in E. No more than 3 hours may be taken in English.

  • French Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • French Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • French Elective (40000) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • French Elective (40000) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 - 58 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
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  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (32 - 33 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • FR 20100 - French Level III
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • FR 20200 - French Level IV
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Culture - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • FR 30100 - French Level V
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • FR 40100 - French Level VII
  • Req C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Req E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Req E (40000) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Req D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Req E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Req E (40000) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course used for the major. A minimum GPA of B- (2.67/4.0) in the major is also required for the student to graduate with a French major.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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