Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French Language, Literature, and Culture
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|FREN 1001||Basic French I|
|FREN 1002||Basic French II|
|FREN 1003||Intermediate French I|
|FREN 1004||Intermediate French II|
|FREN 2005||Language, Culture & Society I|
|Required for the major:|
|30 credits including:|
|FREN 3100||Introduction to French Literature|
|FREN 4910||Proseminar: Rdgs for the Major|
|FREN 4920W||Proseminar II|
|Select seven additional upper-division courses numbered 2006 and above, of which four must be in French literature and culture and, with approval of the major advisor, two may be in a related field. Two of the six additional courses must be from the French 4000 series.|
|FREN 3100W||Introduction to French Literature|
|FREN 3210||Medieval and Early Modern French Literature in Context|
|FREN 3220||Modern French Literature|
|FREN 3290||Textual Analysis|
|FREN 3300||Topics in French and FrancophoneLiteratures and Cultures in Translation|
|FREN 3400||Studies in Genre|
|FREN 3520||The Age of Classicism|
|FREN 3530||The Age of Enlightenment|
|FREN 3550||Studies in 20th-Century French Literature|
|FREN 3560||Topics in 20th-Century Francophone Literature and Cinema|
|FREN 3600||Special Topics in French Literature|
|FREN 3700||History of French Cinema|
|FREN 4135||Folger Seminar|
|FREN 4470||Writing Women|
|FREN 4500||Studies in Medieval French Literature|
|FREN 4510||French Literature of the Renaissance|
|FREN 4540||19th-Century French Literature and Culture|
|FREN 4600||Special Topics in French Literature|
The general education curriculum of Columbian College engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that meaningfully enhance their analytical skills, that develop communication competencies, and that invite them to participate as responsible citizens, attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
Course work for the general education curriculum includes 24 credits of approved analytic courses in quantitative and scientific reasoning and in critical and creative thinking. Students engage diverse viewpoints by incorporating 3 credits of courses into that program that include global or cross-cultural perspectives and 3 credits that include local/civic engagement. Students must also demonstrate written and oral communication skills through 13 credits of approved course work.
The general education curriculum is a “living curriculum” and therefore will change from year to year. Courses added to the curriculum are generally available to students immediately after being approved; some are phased in as deemed appropriate. As such, it is essential that students consult with their professional academic advisors. The basic distribution of the curriculum follows.
Analysis—3 credits in mathematics or statistics (quantitative reasoning); 6 credits in natural and/or physical laboratory sciences (scientific reasoning); 6 credits in social sciences (quantitative, scientific, critical, or creative thinking); 6 credits in humanities (critical or creative thinking); 3 credits in art: visual, performing, critical, or historical practices (critical or creative thinking).
Perspective—3 credits that include a global or cross-cultural perspective; 3 credits that include local/civic engagement
Communication—4 credits in UW 1020 University Writing; 2 Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses; 3 credits in oral communication. Note: UW 1020 University Writing must be taken before enrolling in the WID courses, and the WID courses must be taken in separate semesters. One of the two WID courses may double count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective course work. The oral communication course may count toward the Analysis and/or Perspective requirements, or it may be met through major requirements.
Courses taken to fulfill any of the general education requirements may also be counted toward the major. With some exceptions made for transfer students, courses fulfilling these requirements must be completed in residence at the University. A full list of approved courses is maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, a candidate for special honors in French or in Spanish and Latin American languages, literatures, and cultures must have attained a 3.75 GPA in the major and at least a 3.0 average overall. Qualified students may be invited to write an honors thesis by their major advisor and proseminar professor by the beginning of the fall semester of the senior year.