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Policy Statement - 10-03 French, Interdisciplinary Option, BA in

 Policy Statement
February 02, 2010

Bachelor of Arts in French, 
Interdisciplinary Option (code RGR_BA10) (120 units)

 This new option was recommended by the Academic Senate on December 3, 2009 
and approved by the President on  December 21, 2009.

Interdisciplinary Option (code RGR_BA10) (120 units)

Directors - Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck, Advisors - Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck, Program Office - AS 309

The Bachelor of Arts in French, Interdisciplinary Option, provides students with a thorough basis in the study of French language, history, literature, politics, and culture within a global context. This major provides a unique opportunity for students to address the cultural, economic, social, and political dimensions of Francophonie. The Interdisciplinary Option reinforces California State University, Long Beach's established and recognized record as a leader in offering students a global pedagogical experience that can be transferred to the working world of the present and the future.

Students completing the B.A. in French, Interdisciplinary Option, will acquire an interdisciplinary understanding of history, culture, and society of France that will prepare them for a broad range of career options both at home and abroad. These include international law and business, teaching, government and Foreign Service. In addition, the solid background in French and Francophone history and literature provides a strong foundation for further study at the graduate level in a variety of M.A. and Ph.D. programs.


Lower Division:

Take the following course:

FREN 214 Intermediate Conversation (3)

Upper Division:

A minimum of forty-five (45) units of upper division courses.

Take all of the following courses (21 units):

FREN 312A Advanced French I (3)

FREN 312B Advanced French II (3)

FREN 335 Survey of French Literature I (3)

FREN 336 Survey of French Literature II (3)

FREN 337 Survey of French Literature III: 20th Century French and Francophone Literatures (3)

FREN 411 Advanced French Syntax & Composition (3)

FREN 440 French Civilization (3)

However, with the program director’s consent, the requirement of FREN 214, 312A, 312B, and 314 may be waived.

Nine units of electives selected from the following courses:

FREN 456, 460, 462, 470, 471, 472, 474, 475A-B-C-D-E, 477, 479, 480 490.

Twelve units from one of the following content areas:

Africana Studies: AFRS 304, 337, 343A, 343B, 380, 460;

Art History: AH 311, 427, 436, 437, 438, 439, 448, 449, 450;

History, Francophone: HIST 391, 392, 435, 491;

French/European: HIST 319, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340;

Philosophy: PHIL 361I, 405I, 413, 417, 418, 484, 455;

Social Sciences: 

A) Political Science: POSC 303, 353, 401, 455;

B) International Studies: I/ST 319I, 320;

C) Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies: WGSS 300, 312, 401I, 455;

D) Geography: GEOG 306, 308I, 309I, 316.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2010
Discontinue: BA in French Studies (code RGR_BA08), effective fall 2010
Campus Code: RGR_BA10
College: 28
Career: UG
CSU Code: 03121
CIP Code: 5.0106