May 23, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

French - BA


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  • For more information about French, please see the Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)        3     FREN 1020: French First Year II   4    
FREN 1010: French First Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

 

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     FREN 2020: French Second Year II   4    
FREN 2010: French Second Year I   4     Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FREN 3090: French Intermediate Written Communication (CI)  OR FREN 4090: Advanced Written Communication (CI)     3  OR 3      Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
LING 4100: The Study of Language   3     FREN Upper Division Course 3  
FREN Upper Division Course 3   FREN Upper Division Course 3  
Elective Course 1   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 4   Elective Course 2  
TOTAL CREDITS: 14   TOTAL CREDITS: 14  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FREN 3060: French Conversation (CI)  OR FREN 3510: Business French (CI)  OR FREN 4060: Advanced French Conversation (CI)   3  OR 3  OR 3     FREN Upper Division Course 3  
FREN Upper Division Course 3   FREN Upper Division Course 3  
FREN Upper Division Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 2   Elective Course 2  
TOTAL CREDITS: 14   TOTAL CREDITS: 14  

Comments

 

Comments

 

Students must complete the General Education Requirements . 

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements.

  • If chosen as  a major course:

FREN 3060  or FREN 3090  or FREN 4090  

FREN 3510   

will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement

  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)

Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

French Major                                                                       33

French Major, Teaching Emphasis                                       35 FREN & 29 SCED

French Minor                                                                       12

French Minor, Teaching Emphasis                                       20 FREN & 29 SCED

French Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure          34

French Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure          19

Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor               2.5 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor       2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned at USU

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


French Major (33 credits) (2.5 GPA)


B. Elective Courses (30 credits minimum)


Students must complete at least 30 credits of upper-division coursework selected from the following list.

Note:


Students should note that no more than two upper-division French courses taught in English can be applied toward the French majors.

Note:


At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies, and having prefixes of FREN or LING. All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the French faculty in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Note:


Courses for French Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

Courses for French Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis (except for FREN 3030 )

Students with prior language credit or language experience should take the department placement test before admission to the French Major or Minor. Credits obtained in lower-division French courses cannot be applied toward the French major or minor programs.

French, German, and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  1. Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).
    Or
  2. Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920  and COMD 4780 , and by passing an exit interview.
    Or
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).
    Or
  4. Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.
    Or
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

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