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French Translation - B.S. Program Requirements

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)
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (79 credits)**  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ENG 20002

Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
Business and Professional Writing (3)
  FR 33211 French Conversation 3
    33212 French Composition 3
    33215 French Phonetics and Diction 3
    33231 Translation Practice 1
    33240 Conversation for Business and Special Purposes: French 3
    33421 French Civilization 3

French Composition Advanced (3)
Contemporary French Culture (3)
WIC   43230 Advanced Translation Practice: French*** 3
    43240 Business and Special Texts: French 3
    33335 Introduction to French Theatre 3
    33336 Introduction to French Poetry 3
    33337 Introduction to French Novel
  MCLS 40420 Foreign Language and Culture Studies 3
  TRST 20009 Multilingual Information Lifecycle
    30230 Approaches to Translation 3
    30330 Cross-Language Mediation
  XXXX Subject Area Specialty**** 30
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language or General Electives++
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)+ 6-7
  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)+
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

*Many students begin their university studies with substantial proficiency in French and therefore, should begin their program of study with the first courses in the French major: FR 33211, FR 33212 and FR 33214. Other students may need to complete one or more of the prerequisite courses: FR 13201, FR 13202, FR 23201, FR 23202. Starting French studies in the appropriate course(s) is critical to on-time graduation. All students intending to major in French should contact a French faculty advisor in the department of Modern and Classical Language Studies prior to enrolling in their first French course for individualized placement and advising information. Students entering the university with substantial knowledge of French should consider taking the College-Level Examination Program ( ) through which they may receive up to 14 hours of university credit. Students wishing to earn credit through CLEP should take the exam several weeks prior to enrolling in their first French course to ensure eligibility, timely granting of credits and timely placement into the correct French course(s).

** All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

***A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

****The Subject Area Specialty is a departmentally approved coherent sequence of courses (30 credits) in one or more other disciplines (i.e., not in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies). In order to be approved, the Subject Area Specialty must include courses in an area or areas that are currently marketable, such as business, legal studies, international relations, political science, computer science, chemistry, physics or other “hard” sciences. The Subject Area Specialty may include up to 17 credit hours of a different language in the sequence through composition/conversation. It may also optionally include MCLS 23217 The Francophone Experience. The recommended Kent Core courses (see Kent Core Summary) may be included within this area with advisor approval.

+ Recommended Courses
Kent Core Basic Sciences:
BSCI 10001 Human Biology (3)
CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)
GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology (3)

Kent Core Social Sciences:
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

++ Students who fulfill the language requirement in fewer than 8 hours as a result of starting their French studies in a course higher than FR 13201, will complete remaining hours with general electives.