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French - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_BA01)

Interdisciplinary Option (code RGR_BA10)

Minor in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_UM01)

Master of Arts in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_MA01)

Single Subject Teaching Credential, French (code 152)

** The program title for the BA in French has been changed to French and Francophone Studies, effectvie Fall 2010. This change will be reflected in the 2011-2012 CSULB Catalog. (5/20/10) **

**The below information has been altered from the published version of the catalog. A typo has been corrected in the listing of upper division course choices. (02/27/13)**

Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_BA01) (120 units)

The major in French consists of 36 upper-division units in the 300-400 level courses indicated below. The number of lower-division units will depend on the amount of French studied previously in high school or college, since students with prior study of French may enter at advanced standing (usually second or third year). The major program satisfies the requirements for the Single-Subject teaching credential in French, but credential candidates must take FREN 414 (Phonetics). Major students should be mindful of the Department’s second language requirement: two college years or equivalent of a second foreign language, other than English. The Department also recommends inclusion of specified history courses in the program of study. These courses offer additional enrichment to the cultural component of the student’s course of study.

Prerequisite

Lower Division:

    • FREN 214 Intermediate Conversation (3)
    • (Does not count toward the required 36 units)

Requirements

Upper Division (minimum 36 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • FREN 312A Advanced French I (3)
    • FREN 312B Advanced French II (3)
    • FREN 314 Advanced Conversation (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)
    • FREN 480 Senior Seminar: Self and Society (3)
  • Take three courses from the following:
    • FREN 414, 456, 460, 462, 470, 471, 472, 474, 475, 476, 477, 479, 490; one of the following courses may also be used in this category: RGR 346I, 450I.
  • Candidates for the teaching credential must take FREN 414.

Department Requirement:

Two years of a second foreign language at college level or equivalent is required of all majors.

Departmental Recommendation:

Students specializing in French should include the following courses in their program of study: HIST 131, 132, and one or more of the following: HIST 335, 336, 337. A selection from the following courses would also be appropriate: HIST 332, 333; RGR 346I, 450I.

Interdisciplinary Option (code RGR_BA10) (120 units)

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

Requirements

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 Adva French Syntax and 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;
    • History 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.

Minor in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_UM01)

A minimum of 20 units which must include all of the following:

  • FREN 312A Advanced French I (3)
  • FREN 312B Advanced French II (3)
  • FREN 314 Advanced Conversation (3)
  • FREN 411 Advanced French Syntax and Composition (3)

Take at least one other upper-division course in French to make a minimum total of 15 upper-division units.
The Minor in French is available to any non-French major.

** The program title for the MA in French has been changed to French and Francophone Studies, effectvie Fall 2010. This change will be reflected in the 2011-2012 CSULB Catalog. (5/20/10)**

Master of Arts in French and Francophone Studies (code RGR_MA01)

Prerequisites

  • 1. A bachelor of arts degree in French, or:
  • 2. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 upper-division units in French, comparable to those required of a major in French at this University. Deficiencies will be determined by the advisor after consultation with the student and study of transcript records.

Advancement to Candidacy

  • 1. Approval of the graduate program by the graduate advisor, the faculty advisor and/or departmental committee, and the College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • 2. The candidate should file for advancement upon completion of 6 units and preferably no more than 9 units on the program. A 3.0 GPA is required.
  • 3. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 30 units of approved upper division and graduate courses, with a minimum of 24 units in the 500 and 600 series in French;
  • 2. Specifically required courses include:
    • FREN 580* Self and Society (3)
    • FREN 696* Research Methodology and Critical Theory (3)
      • *students with a BA in French from CSULB see advisor
  • 3. Two years of one of the following languages: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German, or Russian, or pass an examination at intermediate level in one of those languages. Major or minor in a second foreign language may be used to fulfill this requirement, upon approval by the Department. For other languages, consult the Graduate Advisor:
  • 4. Maintain a GPA of at least "B" (3.0) in the major;
  • 5. Pass comprehensive examinations on the Graduate Reading List in three areas to be selected by student upon consultation with Graduate Advisor;
  • 6. No more than six units of transfer graduate credits are allowed, subject to approval by the Graduate Advisor. No more than six units of International Programs course work may be credited toward the 24-unit French requirement for the MA at this univeristy;
  • 7. Teaching Associates must take RGR 601, Teaching Methodology. These units do not count toward the required 30 units for completion of the MA.

Single Subject Teaching Credential, French (code 152)

Completion of the French major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in French. Prospective students should consult the undergraduate French Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective teachers of French are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

The French Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Requirements

  • Same as the major in French but including the following:
    • FREN 414 French Phonetics (3)