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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French BA


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It’s the official language in dozens of countries around the globe, spoken on nearly every continent, the origin of roughly one-third of English words, and the so-called “language of love.” Need more reasons to study French? At UB, you’ll join students, like you, who enjoy studying languages, learning about people who live in different countries, and exploring culture through literature, art, history and media. If that sounds très bien to you, then keep reading.

Visit the French academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.

Visit the Romance Languages and Literatures department page  for contact information, a brief overview of the department and the curricular options.

Admission Criteria


Current UB students seeking admission to the French BA will be added to the major upon request by completing the College of Arts and Sciences Major/Minor Change Request Form.

Course Requirements


French Core (36 credits)


Notes


*Students are required to complete Introductory Language Core courses unless some or all are waived by the Department based on demonstrated proficiency. Appropriate language placement is based on a student’s high school preparation. Below are possible sequences to satisfy this requirement:

Total Credits Required for Major: 36-52


Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 120 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.500 in all French coursework. 

Transfer Credit Policy

The department’s residency requirement stipulates that at least 50% of required credits for a major or minor be completed via French courses taken at UB. 

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall


  • UB Seminar Credits: 3
  • Introductory Language Core Credits: 3
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 Credits: 3
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Lab Credits: 1
  • Credits: 4 OR  Pathway Credits: 3

Total Credits: 13 or 14


First Year Spring


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Introductory Language Core Credits: 3
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 2 Credits: 3
  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4 OR  Pathway Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15 or 16


Second Year Fall


  • FR 200 level Requirement Credits: 3
  • Math & Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 16


Second Year Spring


  • FR 200 level Requirement Credits: 3
  • Linguistics Focus Credits: 3
  • FR 300/400 level Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Third Year Fall


  • Earlier Literature AND Two (2) FR 300/400 level Electives AND Elective Credits: 15 OR Departmentally-approved study abroad (if not done senior year) Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15


Third Year Spring


  • Non-European Literature and Culture Credits: 3
  • FR Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Communication Literacy 2 Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Fall


  • Non-Literary Cultural Production AND Two (2) FR 300/400 level Electives AND Two Electives Credits: 15 OR Departmentally-approved study abroad (if not done junior year) Credits: 15
  • Credits: 1

Total Credits: 16


Fourth Year Spring


  • FR 300/400 level Elective Credits: 3
  • FR 300/400 level Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 2

Total Credits: 14


Total Credits Required: 120


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


  • Develop language competence and communicative strategies.
  • Apply knowledge of language history.
  •  Identify and utilize linguistic core concepts.
  • Identify and analyze rhetorical strategies in different texts and genres.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural and theoretical contexts.
  • Locate and interpret sources and produce original research.
  • Incorporate sources and modes of analysis from multiple disciplines and media.
  • Appraise material critically.
  • Recognize and cultivate personal growth.

 

(HEGIS: 11.02 FRENCH, CIP16.0901 French Language and Literature)

 

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