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Foreign Languages and Cultures Degrees – French

Requirements for French Major:

  • At least 40 of the total 120 hours required to graduate from WSU must be in 300-400-level courses.
  • Completion of 101-102- 203 with a grade of C or better (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) to progress into 204.
  • Students with initial placement into 102 and get a B or better qualify for 4 Departmental Advanced Placement credits; students placing initially into 203 or above and getting a B or better qualify for 8 Departmental AP credits. A maximum of 8 AP credits are granted. Initial placement into courses higher than 204 may also qualify for AP credit; see instructor or department for more details.
  • A minimum of 34 credit hours outside the 101-102-203 sequence (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) is required for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Languages.
  • Majors must complete either a minor in a second foreign language, a concentration of at least 16 credits in a related field, or a second major.
  • No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the major.
  • Upper-division courses taken Pass/Fail may not be included for credit toward the major.
  • No course may be repeated for credit toward the major.
  • No course may count for both the major and the minor.
  • Majors and prospective majors are expected to spend at least one semester abroad, living in the target culture and enhancing their fluency in the language. Many accredited study abroad programs are available; students should work with their advisors in the selection of a program.
  • Of the 34credit-hours required for the French major, a minimum of 15 must be taken at WSU, 6 of which must be at the 400-level.
  • Credits for 105, 205, and 305 may not be applied toward the major.

 

French Requirements – Sample 4-Year Course of Study

(120 hours)

Students may earn some equivalent credit in approved study abroad programs. Freshman Year

First Semester  Hours
Engl 101 (if necessary)  [W] (GER) 3
French 101 (if necessary), or higher (102, 203, or 204) 4
GenEd 110 [A] (GER) 3
One from For L 101, 110, 120, or 130 3
Elective1 3

Second Semester 

Hours
Biological Lab Science [B] (GER) 4
French 102 or higher (203 or 204) 4
French 105 1
GenEd 111 [A] (GER) 3
One from French 110, 111, 120, 121, 130, or 131 3

Sophomore Year

First Semester Hours
French 203 or higher (204) 4
French 205 1
Math 103 (if necessary) 3
Physical Lab Science [P] (GER) 4
Social Sciences [S, K] (GER) 3
Second Semester  Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G] (GER) 3
Communication Proficiency [C,W] (GER) 3
French 204 4
French 205 1
Math Proficiency (Math 210 rec) [N] (GER) 3

Junior Year 

First Semester Hours
French 306 3
French 307 3
One from: French 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, or 361 3
Intercultural Studies [I, G, K] (GER) 3
Elective1 (For L 340 if FL teaching major) 3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Second Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
French 305 1
French 308 [M] 3
One from: French 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, or 361 3
Science Elective [B], [P], or [Q] (GER) 4

Senior Year 

First Semester Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
French 407 3
One from: French 450, 451, 452 [M] 3
Electives1 (For L 440 if FL teaching major) 6

Second Semester
Hours
Arts & Humanities [H,G], Intercultural Studies [I,G,K], or Social Sciences [S,K] (GER) 3
French 305 1
French 408 [M] 3
One from: French 450, 451, or 452 [M] 3
Tier III Course [T] (GER) 3
Elective1 3

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1 Electives must be represented by a competence in a second foreign language up to and including 204; an approved university minor or a teaching minor; or a second major in another field.

 

Requirements for French Language Minor:

  • To fulfill requirements for a minor in French, a student must present a minimum of 17 hours of course work in one language area. 9 of these credits must be  at the 300-400 level taught in French and 3 taken at WSU.
  • Completion of 101-102- 203 with a grade of C or better (or the equivalent in competence or advanced placement credit/test) to progress into 204.
  • Students with initial placement into 102 and get a B or better qualify for 4 Departmental Advanced Placement credits; students placing initially into 203 or above and getting a B or better qualify for 8 Departmental AP credits. A maximum of 8 AP credits are granted. Initial placement into courses higher than 204 may also qualify for AP credit; see instructor or department for more details.
  • No course in which a C- or lower grade is earned will be counted toward the minor.
  • Upper-division courses taken Pass/Fail may not be included for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may be repeated for credit toward the minor.
  • No course may count for both the major and the minor.
  • Credits for 105, 205, and 305 may not be applied toward the minor.

 

Requirements for French Area and Culture Studies Minor

  • A minimum of 16 credits is required (options in French or Francophone Studies). A foundation of the target language, French 203 (4 credits), is required;
  • in addition, 4 courses (12 credits) of further knowledge must be taken other than 203 as:
    – EITHER one lower level and two upper-level courses in FLC plus one approved course in another department;
    – OR one lower-level and one upper-level course in FLC plus two approved courses in another department. See the department of FL&C for a list of acceptable courses.
  • A minimum of 9 credits with a letter grade must be taken in residency at WSU at the 300-400 level.
  • All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.
  • Only courses thus designated in the Catalog may be repeated for credit toward the minor.
  • Courses counting towards a minor in the language may not be counted towards a major in International Area Studies (i.e., Latin America Area Studies, German Area Studies, French and Francophone Area Studies, or Russian Area Studies).
    105, 205, and 305 may not count towards the minor.
  • For courses taken in Study Abroad Programs or as other transfer credits, please check with your advisor.
  • For special requirements concerning French and Francophone options in the French Area Studies Minor, please see your advisor.

French Area and Culture Studies Minor Checklist

Teacher – Training Program

Students preparing to teach should consult the catalog listing of the Department of Teaching and Learning for certification requirements and for teaching majors and minors. Those who intend to major in foreign languages and education should begin the study of the major language in the first year and of the minor language, if any, not later than the beginning of the second year.  Students are also required to take For L 340 and 440.

French Teaching Endorsement Checklist

French Major, Teaching Option Checklist

 

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