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French and Francophone Studies Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 33+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

FREN 313*

French Conversation and Grammar (3) PR: FREN 202 or instructor permission

AND

 

FREN 314*

French Conversation and Composition (3) PR: FREN 202 or instructor permission

OR

 

FREN 350**

Intensive French Conversation and Composition (6) PR: FREN 202 or instructor permission

AND

 

FREN 495

Capstone Seminar (3) PR: FREN 313, 314, and two 400-level FREN courses, senior standing, or department chair permission

Note: *Some French and Francophone Studies majors may, with the department chair’s approval, replace the requirements of 313 and 314 with 400-level courses. Native speakers may be required to substitute FREN 313 and FREN 314 with 400-level courses. **FREN 350 Intensive Conversation and Composition may be taken in lieu of 313 and 314 and is usually available in study abroad programs.

Select one course from the following:

FREN 320

A Survey of Francophone Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and 314

FREN 326

A Survey of Francophone Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and 314

Select one course from the following:

FREN 321

A Survey of French Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and 314

FREN 327

A Survey of French Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and 314

FREN 363

Advanced French Culture (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314 or instructor permission

Select one additional course from the following:

FREN 320

A Survey of Francophone Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 321

A Survey of French Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 326

A Survey of Francophone Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 327

A Survey of French Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 363

Advanced French Culture (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314 or instructor permission

Select 9 credit hours of 400-level courses from the following:

FREN 431

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance in France (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 432

Literature of the 17th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 434

Literature of the 18th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 435

Literature of the 19th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 437

Literature of the 20th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 443

The Novel in France (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 451

African Literature of French Expression (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 452

Literature of the Maghreb (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 482

French and Francophone Women Writers (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 490

Special Topics in French (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 491

Topics in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 496

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314 and one of the following: FREN 320, 321, 326, 327, 363; or instructor permission

FREN 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

FREN 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Department chair permission

Elective Requirement: Select 6 credit hours at the 300 or 400-level. Students should consult with their faculty advisor to select courses for this requirement.

FREN 320

A Survey of Francophone Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 321

A Survey of French Literature (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 326

A Survey of Francophone Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 327

A Survey of French Civilization (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 330

Collateral Study (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

FREN 341

Phonetics and Advance Language Study (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 342

Advanced French Grammar (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 360

French Language Study Abroad (3) PR: FREN 202 or FREN 250, or instructor permission

FREN 361

Current Issues in France or the French Speaking World (3) PR: FREN 202 or FREN 250, or instructor permission

FREN 363

Advanced French Culture (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 370

Studies in French and Francophone Literature and Film (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission

FREN 380

Le Concept De Marketing (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 381

French for World Business I (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 382

French for World Business II (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314

FREN 390

Special Topics in French (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 431

The Middle Ages and the Renaissance in France (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 432

Literature of the 17th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 434

Literature of the 18th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 435

Literature of the 19th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 437

Literature of the 20th Century (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 443

The Novel in France (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 451

African Literature of French Expression (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 452

Literature of the Maghreb (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 482

French and Francophone Women Writers (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 490

Special Topics in French (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 491

Topics in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 496

Directed Reading (1-3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314 and one of the following: FREN 320, 321, 326, or 327; or instructor permission

FREN 498

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Instructor permission

FREN 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Department chair permission

Notes:

  • Students seeking a major in French and Francophone Studies must take 12 credit hours at the 300-level or higher at the College of Charleston or its approved programs overseas.
  • Majors in French and Francophone Studies are required to take a proficiency exam during their last year prior to graduation. Information about the nature of the exam and the schedule for each semester is available in the department and on its website.

French Teacher Education Program (Grades PK-12)

Students interested in teacher certification in foreign language must complete both the French and Francophone Studies major and the Foreign Language Education major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required foreign language education major courses.

After declaration of a major in French and Francophone Studies, students interested in teacher certification in foreign language must meet with the director of certification and clinical practice, School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 843-953-5613. Students must take EDFS 201 during their sophomore year and apply for acceptance into this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. In addition to meeting with an assigned advisor in French and Francophone Studies, candidates in all languages must meet with Dr. Shawn Morrison, 404 J.C. Long Building, morrisonsh@cofc.edu, for additional information as soon as possible. Requirements include:

  • admission to and successful completion of the approved Teacher Education Program
  • a passing score on PRAXIS II World Language Test in French
  • a passing score on the Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching Test
  • a rating of Advanced Low in French on the official OPI test
  • and the successful completion of the content major in French, with its specific course requirements and GPA requirements (see below).

In order to be admitted to the Clinical Internship (EDFS 460), candidates must have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of all French and Francophone Studies course requirements for the French and Francophone Studies major in Education.
  • 3.00 GPA in French and Francophone Studies courses
  • 3.00 GPA in EDFS courses
  • 2.50 overall GPA

When declaring teacher certification in French and Francophone Studies through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Secondary Education Cognate" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the French and Francophone Studies major and follow the on-screen instructions.

French and Francophone Studies Major Requirements for Teacher Certification

Credit Hours: 33+

French and Francophone Studies Education Majors must complete the following two courses as their 6 credit hour Elective Requirement:

FREN 341

Phonetics and Advance Language Study (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314, and either FREN 320 or 321; or instructor permission

FREN 342

Advanced French Grammar (3) PR: FREN 313 and FREN 314; or instructor permission