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- Program Prerequisite: Completion of first and second-year courses in French or equivalent preparation.
- Minor: Required.
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation .
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 40 hours of these must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above). For the major, a minimum of 30.5 upper division hours is required beyond the prerequisite lower division courses (prerequisite courses, if needed, total 12 credit hours). At least 6 credit hours of major courses must be completed at WSU.
- Program Code: 3026BA
- CIPC: 160901
French majors are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-6183 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
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Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). There are no special admission or application requirements for this major.
Refer to Degree Requirements of this catalog for Bachelor of Arts requirements. FL 2020 will fulfill the 3 credit hours for the Humanities General Education requirement. A student who completes an upper-division French course with a “C” or better will also meet this requirement. Credit for Humanities General Education (HU2020) cannot be obtained through examination. The prerequisite courses listed under the major requirements will also fulfill the BA Language requirement.
During their senior year, all French majors will complete FL 4990 in order to help the department assess how well it has met its goals. Students are encouraged to keep copies of their best work from each course taken in the major. These samples will be used in FL 4990 .
The following course descriptions are generic and apply to all languages. The acronym FL denotes foreign language courses. In the class schedule each semester courses will be language specific: FRCH for French, GRMN for German, JPNS for Japanese, and SPAN for Spanish, etc.
Major Course Requirements for BA Degree
Complete the following 12 credit hours (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency)
Required Courses (6.5 credit hours)
Literature Requirement (3 credit hours)
Complete at least one upper-division literature course (3 credit hours). These courses are numbered 36xx or 46xx; that is, the second number will be a six.
Select a minimum of 21 credit hours.
To complete the required 30.5 credit hours, majors in the French BA program may choose as electives any 3000 and 4000 level French courses, including those listed above. Prerequisites may be specified for individual coureses in the course catalog.
*FL 3320 (Applied Language Studies variable title course) when taken as Language & Culture of Europe will only count towards a French major if course assignments are completed in French. Speak with the instructor before registering for this class.