2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

French, BA


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Requirements for the Major


Requirements for a major in French and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

  • Eleven courses above the intermediate level (FR 104 ) are required for majors in French.
    • FR 103  
    • FR 104  
    • Majors should take FR 201  and FR 216 .
    • Two courses with an ML prefix, or other courses taught in English with a French and Francophone focus, can count toward the major.
    • Except for ML courses, students should take 200-level courses before 300-level courses. Students are advised to take their 200-level courses before going abroad.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring Term


Junior Year


Fall Term


  • FR 200-Level or 300-level Course*
  • PL 200-Level or TH 200-Level Course
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • FR 300-Level Course*
  • FR 300-Level Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • FR 300-Level Course*
  • FR 300-Level Course* or
  • ML Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • FR 300-Level Course*
  • FR 300-Level Course* or
  • ML Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Key:


* Required for major.

Notes:


  1. French Intermediate II (FR 104 ) or an appropriate score on the University's placement test is a prerequisite for all courses numbered 200 or higher (except ML courses, which are taught in English). Unless otherwise noted in the course description or waived by the associate chair in consultation with the instructor, FR 201  is the prerequisite for all courses numbered 300-329. FR 201  and FR 216  are the prerequisites for all courses numbered 330 or higher.
  2. General Requirements for Majors: Eleven courses above the intermediate level (FR 104 ) are required for majors in French. Two courses with an ML prefix, or other courses taught in English with a French and Francophone focus can count toward the major. Except for ML courses, students should take 200-level courses before 300-level courses. Students are advised to take their 200-level courses before going abroad.

    Majors and minors should take Composition and Conversation (FR 201 ) in the freshman or sophomore year. First-year students can take FR 201  or FR 216  (or above) in the appropriate language if they have achieved a satisfactory score on the Language Placement Test. Majors should consult the department associate chair about the effect of the placement test score on an individual's academic program.

    For interdisciplinary majors (split majors) involving a modern language, at least six courses at the 200-level and 300-level in the modern language are required.

    Interdisciplinary (ML) courses are taught in English. They are open to nonmajors but do fulfill departmental major and minor elective requirements.
  3. Specific Requirements for Majors:
    French majors should take FR 201  and FR 216 . For students who place into FR 216  or above by the French Language Placement Exam, 300-level courses can be a substitute for 200-level courses. Native speakers or students who place at the 300-level will receive retroactive credit for FR 216  upon completion of a 300-level course, which they can apply to their French major or minor French majors should take a minimum of six courses at the 300-level, at least two of which are literature courses.
  4. Sophomores should take two departmental courses in both the fall and spring terms.
  5. All language majors are encouraged to spend a semester, junior year, or a summer abroad. Students who major in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and study abroad must take half of their course requirements for the major at Loyola. Upon their return from study abroad, all students with a major in French must take one 300-level course in the language of their major at Loyola.
  6. All language majors are encouraged to explore another period or area such as business, economics, Gender Studies, history, or political science. They should take as many free electives as possible in that area to broaden their knowledge in the culture and society of their target area and to enhance their employment possibilities.
  7. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies ).

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