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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

French

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Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies (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 subject matter competence requirement 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.

Completion of the French major meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching 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.

Prerequisite

Lower Division:

  • FREN 214 Intermediate Conversation (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 101B.
    (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)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in French or equivalent.

  • FREN 312B Advanced French II (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in French or equivalent.

  • FREN 314 Advanced Conversation (3)
    Prerequisite: FREN 214 or consent of instructor.

  • FREN 335 Survey of French Literature I (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in French.

  • FREN 336 Survey of French Literature II (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in French.

  • FREN 337 Survey of French Literature III: 20th Century French and Francophone Literatures (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in French.

  • FREN 411 Advanced French Syntax & Composition (3)
    Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B or equivalent.

  • FREN 440 French Civilization (3)
    Prerequisites: FREN 312A-B. Corequisite: FREN 335 or 336 or consent of instructor.

  • FREN 480 Senior Seminar: Self and Society (3)
    Prerequisites: FREN 335, 336 or 337 and two 400-level French courses, or consent of instructor.

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 346, 400, 450.

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 346, 450.

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