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French - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Type Course Title Credits
  FR 13201 Elementary French I 4
    13202 Elementary French II 4
    23201 Intermediate French I 3
    23202 Intermediate French II 3
III.   MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  FR 33211 French Conversation 3
    33212 French Composition 3
    33215 French Phonetics and Diction 3
    33421 French Civilization 3
WIC   33335 Introduction to French Theatre**
WIC   33336 Introduction to French Poetry**
WIC   33337 Introduction to French Novel**
  Choose from the following: French Literature or Cultural Electives
(6 credit hours must be from 40000 level)
  FR 33095 Selected Topics in French (3)  
    33301 French Play Production (3)  
    43091 French Seminar (3)  
    43093 Variable Title Workshop in French (3)  
    43096 Individual Investigation (3)  
    43216 Contemporary French Culture (3)  
    43366 Studies in 19th-Century Novel (3)  
    43368 20th Century French Novel (3)  
    43369 20th-Century French Poetry (3)  
    43370 20th-Century French Theatre (3)  
    43380 Francophone Literature (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (minimum 6 upper-division credit hours) 31

* FR 13201, 13202, 23201 and 23202 (Elementary and Intermediate French series of courses) are not part of the French major. If a student has previously gained proficiency to bypass these courses, they should do so, and  begin with the first courses in the major, FR 33211 and 33212. Students with previous French study should take the French Placement Test and enroll in the correct course(s) based on their score. Students who have completed three or four years of high school French should see a French major advisor for placement, as the French Placement Test is not always a reliable tool for placement, especially for those students who have had taken a considerable amount of French. Students with sufficient French to place into higher semesters are not permitted to take Elementary French I (FR 13201).

** One course must be earned with minimum C grade to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.