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French 4-Year Plan

Follow the 4-year plan for French majors to guarantee you'll graduate on time with all the courses you need.

Your academic advisor is the person best suited to help you choose the courses you need to stay on track. Many of our French majors study abroad, and this requires special considerations that must be made on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, the French and Francophone concentration does not have a recommended path after your freshman year. To find the courses you'll need to take during your sophomore, junior, and senior years for the French and Francophone concentration, consult the major checklist and online catalog.

Track 1: B.A. in French and Francophone Studies

Freshman Year

UNIV 100 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
FREN 201 – Intermediate French (3 credits)
FREN 202 – French for Reading (3 credits)
ENGL 101 – Introduction to Academic Writing (3 credits)
ENGL 102 – Writing and Research About Culture (3 credits)
MATH 102 – Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits) or MATH 105 – Applied College Algebra (3 credits)
Math Elective (3 credits): Choose from MATH 206, MATH 210, or STAT 214
History Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor.
History Elective (3 credits)
Behavioral Sciences Elective (3 credits): Choose from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI. At least three hours of behavioral science electives must be at the 200 level or above.

Total: 30 credits

Sophomore Year

FREN 311 – Introduction to French and Francophone Literature (3 credits)
FREN 361 – Advanced French I (3 credits)
FREN 362 – Advanced French II (3 credits)
Science Elective (3 credits): Science electives are to be chosen from both biological (BIOL) and physical (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) sciences, two courses of which must come from the same science.
Science Elective (3 credits)
Behavioral Science Elective (3 credits): Choose from ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI. At least three hours of behavioral science electives must be at the 200 level or above.
English Literature Elective (3 credits): Choose from ENGL 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 211, 212, 215, or 216.
English Literature Elective (3 credits)
Communication Elective (3 credits) ; Choose from CMCN 100, 101, 310, or ENGL 360, 365.
Minor Elective (3 credits)*

Total: 30 credits

Junior Year

FREN 471 – Survey of French Literature I (3 credits)
FREN 472 – Survey of French Literature II (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
Science Elective (3 credits): Science electives are to be chosen from both biological (BIOL) and physical (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) sciences, two courses of which must come from the same science.
History Elective (3 credits)
Philosophy/Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Minor Elective (3 credits)*
Minor Elective (3 credits)*
Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor. Recommended: FORL, HUMN, ANTH, or other courses with complement student's academic interest and professional goals.

Total: 30 credits

Senior Year

FREN 421 – French and the Francophone World or FREN 422 - Topics in the Francophone World (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
Arts Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor from VIAR, THEA, MUS, DANC, or DSGN.
Minor Elective (3 credits)*
Minor Elective (3 credits)*
Minor Elective (3 credits)*
Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor. Recommended: FORL, HUMN, ANTH, or other courses with complement student's academic interest and professional goals.
Elective (3 credits)

Total: 30 credits

*A minor requires a minimum of 18 hours in the subject area, six hours of which must be at the 300/400 level, and students must complete all pre- and co-requisites for minor courses. Note that some minors require specific courses, and some minors require more than 18 hours.

Track 2: B.A. in French Education

Freshman Year

UNIV 100 – First Year Seminar  (3 credits)
ENGL 101 – Introduction to Academic Writing  (3 credits)
ENGL 102 – Writing and Research About Culture (3 credits)
MATH 102 – Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits) or MATH 105 Applied College Algebra (3 credits)
MATH Elective (3 credits): Choose from MATH 206, MATH 210, or STAT 214
FREN 201 – Intermediate French (3 credits)
FREN 202 – French for Reading (3 credits)
History Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor.
Science Elective (3 credits): Science electives are to be chosen from both biological (BIOL) and physical (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) sciences, two courses of which must come from the same science.
Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor. Recommended: FORL, HUMN, ANTH, or other courses with complement student's academic interest and professional goals.

Total: 30 credits

Sophomore Year

FREN 311 – Introduction to French and Francophone Literature (3 credits)
FREN 361 – Advanced French I (3 credits)
FREN 362 – Advanced French II (3 credits)
PSYC 220 – Educational Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 312 – Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
SPED 391 – Foundations of Inclusive Education (3 credits)
English Literature Elective (3 credits): Choose from ENGL 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 211, 212, 215, or 216.
Science Elective (3 credits): Science electives are to be chosen from both biological (BIOL) and physical (CHEM, GEOL, PHYS) sciences, two courses of which must come from the same science.
Science Elective (3 credits)
Communication Elective (3 credits): Choose from CMCN 100, 101, 310, or ENGL 360, 365.

Total: 30 credits

Junior Year

FREN 471 – Survey of French Literature I (3 credits)
FREN 472 – Survey of French Literature II (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
EDCI 427 – Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
EDCI 450 – Classroom Management and Instructional Design (3 credits)
EDFL 456 – Classroom Assessment  (3 credits)
IRED 315 – Technology in Education (3 credits)
READ 410 – Teaching Content Literacy in the Secondary/Middle School (3 credits)
History Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor.

Total: 30 credits

Senior Year

FREN 421 – French and the Francophone World or FREN 422 - Topics in the Francophone World (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
FREN Elective at 300- or 400-level (3 credits)
EDCI 463 – Secondary School Foreign Language Methods  (3 credits)
EDCI 479 – Student Teaching in the Secondary School (9 credits)
Philosophy/Humanities Elective (3 credits): Choose from ENGL, MODL (except FREN), HIST, PHIL, or HUMN.
Arts Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor from VIAR, THEA, MUS, DANC, or DSGN.
Elective (3 credits): Choose in consultation with advisor. Recommended: FORL, HUMN, ANTH, or other courses with complement student's academic interest and professional goals.

Total: 30 credits