Bulletin--French Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—French


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Adviser: Elizabeth Wright
Graduate Coordinator: Delphine Perret

Faculty
Professors—Martin, A., Wright, E.

Associate Professors—Herrera, Perret

Assistant Professor—Hamou

Programs
B.A. in French

Minor in French

M.A. in French


Program Scope
The French Program offers lower division language courses and upper division language, culture, and literature courses leading to a B.A. in French. Students who have previously studied French should consult with a French adviser for placement at the proper class level. For those students interested in pursuing a secondary school teaching credential, the B.A. in French fulfills the requirements for the single subject credential waiver program. The program also offers graduate seminars in literature, culture, and linguistics leading to the M.A. in French, which allows students to teach at the community college level or to continue graduate study for a doctorate. While many of our B.A. and M.A. graduates pursue teaching careers or further study, a good number go on to careers in other fields such as international law or business.

Our program emphasizes training in the four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing as the basic groundwork for more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. The aim is to broaden students' cultural perspectives by introducing them to various aspects of French and Francophone cultures as they are manifested throughout the world. Students who complete a French major should have both the linguistic and cultural preparation to be able to function at a fairly advanced level in a French-speaking society or with French speakers, and have developed a tolerance for forms of expression and ways of life different from their own. It is hoped that this will prepare them both to pursue careers and to participate fully in today's and tomorrow's global cultures.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FRENCH

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see French discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). All upper division courses are conducted in French, and students are expected to use French in their speaking, reading, and writing.

						Units
FR 301	French Phonetics			 3
FR 305	French Composition			 3
FR 306	Advanced Conversation			 3
FR 325	French Linguistics			 3
FR 400	French Culture				 3
FR 500	Introduction to Literary Texts		 3
Upper division electives on advisement		12
		Total				30

MINOR IN FRENCH

FR 301	French Phonetics			 3
FR 305	French Composition			 3
FR 306	Advanced Conversation			 3
FR 325	French Linguistics			 3
FR 400	French Culture				 3
FR 500	Introduction to Literary Texts		 3
Electives on advisement				 3
		Total 				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN FRENCH

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see French discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Upper division courses in French may be considered, upon approval of the graduate adviser, with the exception of FR 301, 305, 306, 325, 400, and 500.

Program						Units
Graduate courses in French			15
Upper division or graduate courses in French 
language, literature, or civilization		 6
Upper division or graduate courses in French or 
in related subjects, with approval of graduate 
adviser						 9
		Minimum total			30
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations
The student is admitted to oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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