Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
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French (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Languages and Cultures

Effective Fall, 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in French must declare majors in both French and Secondary Education (French) and complete the full French course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in French may be found at http://www.bloomu.edu/catalog/f2009/cops/sec_french.php

Required Courses

A total of 33 semester hours is required for a major in French in addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements, beginning with French III (10.203). Students need French II (10.102) or the equivalent before entering the major sequence. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in every course required for the major. Other than the General Education distribution requirements, the department does not restrict the choice of courses in this area. Students are encouraged to choose general education courses in consultation with their advisers. The balance of courses to meet the university's requirement for a bachelor's degree come from elective courses. Required courses for the major include:

10.203 French III

10.204 French IV

10.205 Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation

10.206 Structure of the French Language

10.207 Conversation: French Daily Life and Customs

10.401 Advanced French Language

10.402 Contemporary Issues in Francophone Media

10.422 Masterpieces of French Literature

10.423 Black Francophone Writers and Culture

Students will choose 6 credits of electives by advisement to fulfill the requirement.

Education Majors – Students majoring in Secondary Education and French must declare a major in French and complete the full major sequence. Students majoring in early childhood education and elementary education may elect an area of concentration in French. Students should consult their advisers in the Department of Languages and Cultures about course selection. Students are required to take the methods course, 16.350 Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Research.

Study Abroad in Nancy, France – All language students are urged to seek opportunities to study abroad. An exchange and internship program with the University of Nancy's Faculté des Lettres and the Commercial Institute in Nancy, France affords Bloomsburg University students the opportunity to study in France, regardless of their major. French majors, minors and/or business majors with a strong concentration in French, are especially encouraged to take part in this program.

Electives: Choose six credits minimum by advisement.

NOTE: Students who are exempted from any of the above through credit by examination or equivalency, or because they enter the sequence with a course above 10.203, substitute an equal number of credits from the electives by advisement. Only one of the following will count as an elective toward the major: 10.211, 10.212, 10.290

10.211* Foundations of French Culture and Civilization

10.212* France Today

10.281 Special Topics (1-3 credits)

10.290 French Studies Abroad (3-6 credits)

10.295 Art and Culture of France

10.309 Commercial French 1

10.325 French for Elementary School

10.333 French Through Film

10.331 Selected Contemporary Readings

10.409 Commercial French II

10.490 Independent Study

*Fulfills the diversity requirement.