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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

French (B.A.)

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Program: B.A.
Department of International Language and Culture Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts 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.

IPFW General Education Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

English Writing Credits: 0

  • (requirement is satisfied by ILCS I300, listed below)
  • Additional Foreign Language Requirements

    Distribution (not in FREN)

    • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

    Cultural Studies

    • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

    Core and Concentration (Major) Courses

    • Credits in 300-level French literature courses Credits: 6
    • Credits in 300-level French language courses, excluding F325 Oral French for Teachers Credits: *6–9
    • Credits in 400-level French and francophone civilization courses (F463 or F464) Credits: 3
    • Additional credits in 400-level French courses Credits: *9–12

    *The combined total of 300-level French language courses and 400-level French courses must be at least 18 credits.

    General Elective Courses

    • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

    Total Credits: 124

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