French Language

The Bachelor program in French Language strives for academic excellence in its teaching and learning strategies. In an effort to serve students interested in languages, cultural diversity and openness, it is our goal to enhance our students’ skills and orient them towards both professional and academic fields such as studies in literature, linguistics, translation, education, etc.

  • To gain transferable skills to be used in graduate studies (Master’s and doctoral degrees) and in different careers.
  • To acquire linguistic competences (i.e. mastering discursive and communicative competences according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  • To encourage autonomous learning, and allowing students to gain a rich understanding of other cultures such as Francophone societies (French-speaking societies) in the purpose to create an intercultural exchange.
  • To acquire methodological competences (i.e. mastering research tools and methods as well as fostering critical thinking)
  • Understand the Francophone cultures (French-speaking countries cultures)  and current issues.
  • Understand complex spoken discourse.
  • Understand complex written texts.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Analyze written and spoken discourses.
  • Synthesize documents both verbally and in writing.
  • Translate both verbally and written
  • Enrich vocabulary and specific terminology
  • Acquire and implement grammatical rules both verbally and written
  • Enhance one’s common knowledge.
  • Develop learner autonomy.
  • Conduct a research according to a rigorous methodology.

 

  • Teaching
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Project management
  • Research assistant
  • Foreign affairs
  • Public relations
  • Tourism

 

Student Plan

Student must finish 120 credit hours distributed as follows:

University Requirements 21 credit hours

Faculty Requirements

23 credit hours

Program Requirements

67 credit hours

Free Electives courses

9 credit hours

Total

120 credit hours

Program Requirements

Student must successfully complete a minimum of 67 credit hours of courses in French Language distributed as follows:

A. Core courses: 56 credit hours

Course Number

Prerequisite

FREN123 | FRENCH PRACTICE 1

FREN 131

FREN222 | SPOKEN FRENCH LAB 1

FREN 142

FREN223 | FRENCH PRACTICE 2

FREN 123

FREN224 | FRENCH PRACTICE 3

FREN 223

FREN225 | SPOKEN FRENCH LAB 2

FREN 222

FREN241 | FRENCH COMMUNICATIONS 2

FREN 142

FREN242 | FRENCH COMMUNICATIONS 3

FREN 241

FREN321 | INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE IN FRENCH

FREN 131

FREN322 | SPOKEN FRENCH LAB 3

FREN 225

FREN331 | FRENCH THROUGH CURRENT ISSUES 1

FREN 242

FREN332 | FRENCH THROUGH CURRENT ISSUES 2

FREN 331

FREN333 | FRENCH WRITING 1

FREN 224

FREN334 | FRENCH GRAMMAR 1

FREN 242 or FREN 224

FREN336 | FRENCH WRITING 2

FREN 333

FREN337 | FRENCH GRAMMAR 2

FREN 336

FREN421 | RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

FREN 336 or FREN 332

FREN423 | READING AND ANALYSIS OF LITERARY TEXTS IN FRENCH 1

FREN 321

FREN424 | INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LINGUISTICS

Fourth year standing or Department approval

FREN425 | READING AND ANALYSIS OF LITERARY TEXTS IN FRENCH 2

FREN 423

FREN426 | FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURES

Fourth year standing or Department approval

FREN427 | SEMINAR IN FRENCH LANGUAGE

FREN 442 and FREN 421

FREN442 | FRENCH WRITING 3

FREN 336

B. Electives courses: 11 credit hours

Course Number

Prerequisite

FREN226 | WRITING WORKSHOP 2

FREN 234 or FREN 241

FREN227 | ORAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP 2

FREN 234 or FREN 241

FREN234 | FRENCH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP 1

FREN 131

FREN335 | FRENCH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP 3

FREN 242

FREN428 | SOCIOLINGUISTICS

FREN 424

TIFR331 | INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION

FREN 224 or FREN 242

TIFR332 | TRANSLATION OF ECONOMIC AND JURIDICAL TEXTS

TIFR 331

TIFR333 | TRANSLATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL TEXTS

TIFR 331

TIFR426 | ORAL TRANSLATION

TIFR 331

TIFR434 | TRANSLATION OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TEXTS

TIFR 331