The focus of this major is to master French and learn to apply it to an occupation, a field of study, or other life interests. Students will develop an understanding of the grammar and literature of the French language and the cultures of the people who speak French. The Senior Research Project will combine French with background knowledge from courses in a Major Related Sequence (such as Education, Sociology or Human Rights Advocacy). This major is designed to meet the needs of those students intending to interact with a French-speaking population, be it in business and management, education, social services, journalism, law, travel and tourism, or other fields that require French.
Total credit hours required for degree: 120 credit hours
Program Learning Goals
Students who complete the BA in French will:
- Demonstrate linguistic abilities in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in French.
- Recognize and explain different cultural beliefs and practices of the people who speak French