Department of International Language and Culture Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Classroom-Medical Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836 ~ www.ipfw.edu/ilcs
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- Acquire a broad foundation in language, literature, and culture in preparation for graduate studies or for a career where proficiency in a foreign language and international perspectives are important assets;
- Achieve the ACTFL intermediate-high level in speaking, demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in own and others’ writing;
- Develop an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity;
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication.
French is the language of many fascinating countries and cultures in Africa, parts of Asia, Europe, and North America. French-speaking countries influence many fields of study, such as the arts, philosophy, politics and world economy, science, and technology. With a major in French and a degree, in particular a B.A., you may continue your education in languages or expand into other fields at a graduate school, or you may pursue a career in business or teaching.
To earn the B.A. with a major in French, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and satisfactorily complete the requirements of the major, given below.