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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global French Studies, B.A.

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A major program designed for the student who wishes to acquire a thorough linguistic preparation combined with an extensive background in French and Francophone cultures, societies and literatures. Linguistic proficiency and cultural competency are essential to this program for they will prepare the student for employment in which linguistic skills and cultural knowledge are necessary, for secondary level teaching, or for advanced studies at the graduate level.

The Global French Studies Major consists of a minimum of 28 credits of courses numbered 280 or higher. The major must include a minimum of two 400-level class seminars. Students who study in France or in a Francophone country for one semester should plan on taking two 300-level classes before leaving and two 400-level class seminars upon their return. Students who study in France or in a Francophone country for two semesters may take only one 400-level class seminar upon their return and be excused from the second 400-level class seminar. These students still need to complete a total of 28 credits of courses. A maximum of 12 credits in French from off-campus study may be applied toward the major.

Students wishing to pursue graduate level study in French literature are advised to take FREN 493 , or ENGL 480 - Introduction to Literary Theory , during their senior year.

French Honors Program

The French Honors Program challenges majors to attain a wider knowledge and a deeper understanding than is required for the major; in terms of reading, writing and thinking about French and francophone culture, history, literature and the arts. In the French Honors Program, students will:

  • Select and discuss supplementary reading materials with the faculty member in whose courses they are registered
  • Research and write more extensive papers
  • Attend the French Cultural Studies Colloquium presentations and participate in the French co-curricular program

Information and application forms are available on Hope’s French website.

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