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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

French (B.A.)

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Program: B.A.
Department of International Language and Culture Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 267 ~ 260-481-6836 ~ ipfw.edu/ilcs

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Acquire a broad foundation in language, literature, and culture in preparation for graduate studies or for a career where proficiency in a foreign language and international perspectives are important assets;
  • Achieve the ACTFL intermediate-high level in speaking, demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze grammatical and usage errors in own and others’ writing;
  • Develop an increased understanding of what it means to belong to a culture and awareness of how culture affects other interconnected issues of identity;
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically about these issues and how they shape intercultural communication. 

French is the language of many fascinating countries and cultures in Africa, parts of Asia, Europe, and the  Americas. French-speaking countries influence many fields of study, such as the arts, philosophy, politics and world economy, science, and technology. With a degree in French, you may continue your education in languages or expand into other fields at a graduate school, or you may pursue a career in business or teaching.

To earn the B.A. with a major in French, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and satisfactorily complete the requirements of the major, given below.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements Credits: 29

English Writing and Speaking

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part A

(The writing requirement is satisfied by ILCS I300, listed below)

Distribution (not in FREN)

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses Credits: 33

  • Credits in 300-level French literature, culture or film courses Credits: 9
    (F305, F306, F340, F356)
  • Additional credits in 300-level French language skills courses Credits: *6–9
  • Credits in 400-level French courses Credits: *9 or12
    (2 of these courses must be 400-level literature courses) 

    *The combined total of 300-level French language courses and 400-level French courses must be at least 18 credits.

General Elective Courses

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120

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