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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

French - Major


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The purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

The student majoring in French learns about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires at least one semester of study abroad; one year is recommended. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target language.

All resident French majors are required to spend at least two years in the Maison Française. One of these must be the year following their academic year in France, to allow them to maintain fluency in the language skills acquired abroad.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

French Core


French majors are required to take the following courses. (Note: Any of these courses, except for the 301-302 and 401-402 series, can be taken abroad.)

French Study Abroad Program


In affiliation with the Université de Haute-Bretagne, Nazareth College offers an academic year in Rennes, France. The core program for French majors includes the following basic courses, which vary in degrees of complexity and intensity: language-composition; conversational-structural analysis and explication de texte; phonetics; literature; contemporary French civilization; history of art. Students may select elective courses from a wide area including such fields as history, English, fine arts, foreign languages (Celtic, German, Spanish, Russian) and literature and economics.

French Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for the French major culminates with two literature seminars, FRN 401-402, that encourage students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examination (written, oral) provides students with the threefold opportunity:

  • to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the French language

  • to help seniors synthesize the subject matter of the four-year learning experience

  • to demonstrate a working knowledge of French culture and literature

Sample Program for the French Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (3) 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (5) 3
FRN 221 Discovering the French Language and Cultures of the Francophone World I          3 FRN 221 Discovering the French Language and Cultures of the Francophone World I    3
FRN 221L Lab for Discovering the French Language and Cultures of the Francophone World I   1 FRN 221L Lab for Discovering the French Language and Cultures of the Francophone World I   1
Health & Wellness 0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad in Rennes - includes some 300-level French coursework plus electives 15 Study Abroad in Rennes - includes some 300-level French coursework plus electives that can be part of the Integrative Studies (IS) cluster 15
FRN 203 The Francophone World I     FRN 204G The Francophone World II    
History PEQ (6)   Visual & Performing Arts PEQ (8)  
Literature PEQ (7)   Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
FRN 301 Sex, Violence & Laughter in 17th Century French Literature   3 FRN 302 18th Century French Enlightenment   3
Liberal Arts Credits 9 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 Liberal Arts Credits 6
    Elective Credits 3
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
FRN 401 19th Century: Ideal and Reality   3 FRN 402 20th Century: Literary Trends     3
Elective Credits 12 Liberal Arts Credits 6
    Elective Credits 6
    FRN 499 French Comprehensive   0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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