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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [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


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Additional credits in Area IV: 6

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in FREN) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

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: 33


    • Credits in 300-level French literature, culture or film courses Credits: 6
      (F305, F306, F340, F356)
    • Additional credits in 300-level French language courses Credits: *6–9
    • Credits in 400-level French courses Credits: *12 or15
      (2 of these courses must be 400-level literature courses) 

      *The combined total of 300-level French language courses and 400-level French courses must be at least 21 credits.

    General Elective Courses


    • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

    Total Credits: 124


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