2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French

The French program offers a wide range of courses emphasizing language acquisition and an understanding of international cultural diversity. To achieve these goals, students learn to communicate in French and to address issues of cultural diversity as drawn from literature, film, and other forms of contemporary media from the cultural production of the more than 50 French-language countries of the world.The program offers upper-division courses in the following categories: the study and practice of spoken and written French in national and international contexts, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Francophone literatures and films, and the understanding and analysis of Francophone perspectives regarding socio-cultural contemporary world issues.

A B.A. with a major in French includes four introductory lower-division courses and a minimum of 24 credits at the 300 and 400 levels. Students are required to take a minimum of two 300/400 level courses in each of the categories below as well as LANG 380 and LANG 480.

lower division courses
FREN 101First Year French I4
FREN 102First Year French II4
FREN 201Second Year French I4
FREN 202Second Year French II4

The program offers upper-division courses in the following categories:

Category 1: the study and practice of spoken and written French in national and international contexts
FREN 301Third Year French I3
FREN 302Third Year French II3
FREN 305French Conversation and Culture3
FREN 306French Conversation and Culture II3
FREN 307A Social and Cultural History of Québec3
FREN 340Business French3
LANG 318Individual Arranged Study Abroad1-12
LANG 319University Sponsored Study Abroad1-12
FREN 413Advanced French Grammar Review3
FREN 494Individual French Readings1-3
Category 2: an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Francophone literatures and films
FREN 301Third Year French I3
FREN 302Third Year French II3
FREN 307A Social and Cultural History of Québec3
LANG 318Individual Arranged Study Abroad1-12
LANG 319University Sponsored Study Abroad1-12
FREN 371Studies in European Francophone Literatures, Films and Cultures3
FREN 372Studies in African, Asian, Caribbean, and/or Polynesian Francophone Literatures, Films and Cultures3
FREN 373North American Francophone Cultures through Literature and Film3
FREN 491Seminar in French and Francophone Studies1-3
FREN 494Individual French Readings1-3
Category 3: the understanding and analysis of Francophone perspectives regarding socio-cultural contemporary world issues
FREN 305French Conversation and Culture3
FREN 306French Conversation and Culture II3
FREN 307A Social and Cultural History of Québec3
LANG 318Individual Arranged Study Abroad1-12
LANG 319University Sponsored Study Abroad1-12
FREN 371Studies in European Francophone Literatures, Films and Cultures3
FREN 372Studies in African, Asian, Caribbean, and/or Polynesian Francophone Literatures, Films and Cultures3
FREN 373North American Francophone Cultures through Literature and Film3
FREN 491Seminar in French and Francophone Studies1-3
FREN 494Individual French Readings1-3
Required
LANG 380Global Gateways3
LANG 480Capstone: Global Connections3

Office of the Registrar

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Fax: 701.777.2696

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382