The primary goal of the department is to provide opportunity to its majors for acquiring:
- A solid command of the French language
- A thorough introduction to the literary and cultural origins of France and the role of French in today’s world
- Enough diversity in courses to prepare for a variety of potential careers or possible co-careers for which their French skills will be of primary importance
- The intellectual background which characterizes those educated in a liberal arts setting.
Major in French
Each prospective major will present a program to the major French adviser for departmental approval. Two tracks are allowed: a literary track stressing courses needed for graduate study; and a general track stressing the cultural and communication skills necessary for double, combined or co-career majors. A minimum of 28 credits at the 300-level or above is required for a French major. At least twelve of these credits must be completed at the University of St. Thomas.
The major normally consists of eight credits in civilization or culture, eight credits in literature, and eight credits in advanced language study (grammar, composition or oral-intensive), plus elective courses at the 300-level or beyond.
Courses in a second foreign language are highly recommended.
The department strongly encourages all students planning a major in French to spend some time (a summer, a January term, a semester or an academic year) in a French-speaking country and to participate in a French course on campus upon their return.
For administrative purposes, students will complete assessment measures at the beginning of their major (in their 300 class) and during their final semester.
Minor in French
- A minimum of sixteen credits at the 300-level or above is required for a French minor.
- A minimum of eight credits in FREN must be completed at St. Thomas.
A typical minor consists of courses in the following areas:
- Four credits in French language study at the FREN 300-level or beyond
- Four credits in French literature
- Four credits in French civilization
- Four additional credits in FREN to be selected in consultation with the French faculty.
|FREN 111||Elementary French I||4|
|FREN 112||Elementary French II||4|
|FREN 211||Intermediate French I||4|
|FREN 212||Intermediate French II||4|
|FREN 243||Individual Study||2 OR 4|
|FREN 300||Adv Oral & Written French I||4|
|FREN 301||French Poetry||4|
|FREN 302||Questions de langage||4|
|FREN 309||Intro to French Lit I||4|
|FREN 310||Intro to French Lit II||4|
|FREN 311||French Civilization I||4|
|FREN 312||French Civilization II||4|
|FREN 370||French Phonetics||4|
|FREN 371||Individualized Fren Conv||4|
|FREN 393||Individual Study||2 OR 4|
|FREN 401||French Theater||4|
|FREN 402||The French Novel||4|
|FREN 495||Individual Study||2 OR 4|