Skip Navigation
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose the "Directory" icon in the FlashLine masthead (blue bar).

French Translation - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume contingent on university approval procedures.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; 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, writing-intensive and the experiential learning 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 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
    33335 Introduction to French Theatre 3
    33336 Introduction to French Poetry 3
    33337 Introduction to French Novel 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
  MCLS 30420 Foreign Language and Culture Studies 3
  TRST 20009 Multilingual Information Lifecycle 3
    30230 Approaches to Translation 3
    30330 Cross-Language Mediation 3
  XXXX Subject Area Specialty**** 30
Type Course Title Credits
  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) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)+ 6
  College General Requirements++ 8
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

*Students majoring in French Translation are expected to have some proficiency in French through high-school study. All students with previous French study should take the French Placement Test and enroll in the correct course based on their score. Students who have completed three or four years of high school French should see a French Major Advisor for placement. Students lacking in sufficient major-level proficiency to take the first major courses (FR 33211 and FR 33212) can reach it by taking courses in the prerequisite sequence (FR 13201, 13202, 23201, 23202) based on their placement score and high school training. For  students who begin with FR 13201 summer study is required after the first year to complete the major within four years.

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

***A minimum C (2.000) 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.