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Major in French

MAJOR:French

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 16.0901

University Studies Requirements....................................41-44 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

University Studies Elective

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Intermediate level modern language courses completed as part of the major or minor also satisfy modern language requirements for the B.A. All majors and minors, including those who score at or above the 301 level on the Placement Exam, will be required to take FRE 301 and 331. FRE 301 and 331 serve as gateway courses to the upper level culture and literature courses. A minimum grade of C is required in FRE 301 and 331. MLA 400 is required for the major; passing scores on the third year proficiency exams are required for entry into MLA 400.

Required Courses................................................................19 hrs

MLA 100T Transitions 

FRE 201 Intercultural Communications in French

FRE 202 Practical Applications in French 

or

FRE 203 French for the Working World

FRE 301 Social Issues in French Texts

FRE 323 French Culture and Civilization 

or

FRE 324 Contemporary French Culture and Civilization

FRE 331 Advanced Language Practice

MLA 400 Senior Seminar

Note: Credit for FRE 101 and 102 may not be used for the major but will be counted for graduation.

Limited Electives....................................................................6 hrs

Select from the following literature courses:

FRE 401 Survey of French Literature I

FRE 402 Survey of French Literature II

FRE 419 European Cinema

FRE 421 Topics in French Literature

FRE 441 Topics in French Cultural Studies

FRE 450 Literary Masterpieces in French

FRE 460 Studies in a Genre

FRE 501 Middle Ages Literature

FRE 503 Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Literature

FRE 505 Nineteenth-Century Literature

FRE 507 Twentieth-Century Literature

FRE 521 Topics in French Literature

Approved Electives in French............................................9-12 hrs

Select from FRE courses beyond FRE 203. 

Required Support Courses French Major.............................3-6 hrs

One related course outside of modern languages, selected from the approved list obtained from the department. Note: The department strongly recommends that majors study abroad for at least one summer.

Required Minor..............................................................21-24 hrs

Electives.........................................................................12-18 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements........................................120 hrs

1Each student must submit a senior research project.

(Bulletin p. 212) 

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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