B.A. in French

The B.A. in French is available with specific areas of concentration: Plans I and II, as described below.

[Effective Fall 2012, the B.A. in French (Plans I and II) is a Capstone major. Students enrolled in the Major prior to Fall 2012 have the option to change to the new requirements. Please meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) if interested in changing to the new major requirements.]


Plan I

French/Francophone Studies in Literature and Culture provides a course of study in culture, literature and specialized areas of language acquisition, such as business French or translation. You may specialize in culture, literature, or language. Or you may combine these areas of study to satisfy the requirement of seven upper-division courses, one of which may be taken outside of department, with approval from the DUS.

Preparation for the Major
  • French 1-6 (or equivalent)*
  • French 12

*Enrollment in French 1 through 6 is contingent upon proper placement, as determined by the results of the Departmental Placement Exam.

**Students generally complete course 6 before enrolling in course 12. Students who receive a grade of A in course 5 may enroll in course 12 concurrently with course 6, with consent of the instructor.

Upper-division requirements
  • French 100
  • French 101
  • French 114 (choose TWO from A, B, C)
  • French 191B (Senior Capstone requirement)
Upper-division electives
  • SIX 100-level courses from French & Francophone Studies (with option to select one course from outside the department)***

***One of the six electives may be taken outside the department with consent of the DUS.


Plan II

Interdisciplinary French/Francophone Studies situates French and Francophone studies in relation to other disciplines. To fulfill the requirement of eight upper-division courses, you may take up to four courses in related fields outside the department, in consultation with the DUS (a combination of fields such as history, art history, social sciences, political science, communication studies, to name just a few).

Preparation for the major
  • French 1-6 (or equivalent)*
  • French 12

*Enrollment in French 1 through 6 is contingent upon proper placement, as determined by the results of the Departmental Placement Exam.

**Students generally complete course 6 before enrolling in course 12. Students who receive a grade of A in course 5 may enroll in course 12 concurrently with course 6, with consent of the instructor.

Upper-division requirements
  • French 100
  • French 101
  • French 114 (choose ONE from A, B, C)
  • French 191B (Senior Capstone requirement)
Upper-division electives
  • Any FOUR 100-level courses from French & Francophone Studies
  • THREE courses in related areas to be selected from outside the department in consultation with the DUS

 


If students’ knowledge of French exceeds the preparation usually received in courses preparing for the major and if they demonstrate the requisite attainment in French 100 or 101, they may substitute for those courses in grammar and composition an equivalent number of upper division courses in the French Department in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS). All prospective French majors who are native or quasi-native speakers of French must see the adviser before beginning upper division work in the major.

A maximum of eight units of course 199 may be applied toward the elective requirements for the major if approved in advance by the DUS. Students may enroll in multiple 199 sections per quarter, but may not enroll in more than one section with the same instructor in any given quarter. Students must maintain a C average in upper division major courses in order to remain in any of the French majors. Coursework taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis is not acceptable in any area of the major program.