2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language, BA, Concentration: French

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About the Program

Apply Now A major in Foreign Language fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages, and literatures. It prepares students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures, and come to know other societies firsthand through study abroad programs. They gain linguistic skills and cultural sensitivity that make them highly competitive in the global marketplace.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for ENGL 10400 and all French courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits)

CHESS College Core (36 Credits)

  • Modern Language (12 Credits) - FR 10100 , FR 10200 , FR 20100 , FR 20200  required
  • Gender Issues (3 Credits)
  • Global Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Individual and Society (3 Credits)
  • Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
  • Social Ethics (3 Credits)
  • United States Tradition (3 Credits)
  • Western Heritage (3 Credits)

For courses that meet these requirements, please see the CHESS College Core list .

Other Required Courses (27 Credits)

  • Free Electives (27 Credits) - Elective credits can be used toward completing the requirements of a Minor.  See advisor for additional information.

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for ENGL 10400 and all French courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (15 Credits)

Semester 4 (15 Credits)

Semester 5 (15 Credits)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: French Requirements – Must take 11 courses.

Note 2: FLL 31100 and FLL 36101 should be taken during semesters 3 and 4.

Note 3: One course from FR 58100-French Culture or FR 45000-French Civilization or FR 33000-French Cinema or 30700-Commercial French

Note 4: French elective – Any FR 30000 level or higher not already used to fulfill the French Requirements listed above.

Note 5: One course from French Literature FR 40500 or French Literature FR 40600 or Special Topics in French FR 39000 or 49000 with French Literature topic.  

Note 6: FR 49500 French Capstone should be taken in Senior year.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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