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Language Programs: French


In 2020-2021, French is offered at the 200-, 300- and 400-levels. A special Honors French 201 section will be of particular interest if you are Honors eligible and have some high school background in French. The offering of beginning French is expected to resume in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

The French major and minor were closed by the university effective August 26, 2019. Upper division offerings are continuing through spring 2021 so that current majors and minors can finish without inconvenience.

With the closure of the French major, the teacher certification program also closes, as does the MAT program. 

You  are encouraged to complement your on-campus studies with a study abroad experience in a French-speaking country. 

French can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities.       

  • More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.
  • The Francophonie, the international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments.
  • French is the second-most widely learned foreign language after English and the ninth-most widely spoken in the world.

Taken from French Consulate web page, where you will find even more reasons to learn French.

FREN 101 Elementary French I

FREN 102 Elementary French II

FREN 105 Introduction to French Culture

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

FREN 210 Intermediate French Conversation Abroad

FREN 306 Experiencing French Abroad

FREN 314 Introduction to French Literature

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition

FREN 321 French Conversation

FREN 322 Translation

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture

FREN 325 Survey of French Literature I

FREN 326 Survey of French Literature II

FREN 328 French Diction and Pronunciation

FREN 331 Business French

FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation

FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century

FREN 427 Francophone Culture

FREN 445 French Canadian Literature

FREN 450 Topics in Francophone Cinema

FREN 499 Advanced Studies in French

The French major and minor were closed by the university effective August 26, 2019. Upper division offerings are continuing through spring 2021 so that current majors and minors can finish in a timely manner.

With the closure of the French major, the teacher certification program also closes, as does the MAT program. 

French Major Program til Spring 2021:

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required in this major (reference number 665). Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit.  Study abroad is strongly recommended.  A minor or second major is required.

Required core courses:

FREN 102 (3 hours)

FREN 201, 202  (6 hours)

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition or  FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics (3 hours)

FREN 321 French Conversation or FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation (3 hours)

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Upper division literature course (3 hours)

Total credit hours in required core courses:  21              

Elective courses:

Five (5) additional 300 or 400 level courses, OR four (4) additional 300 or 400 level courses and one 200 level course.                                                                                           

Total credit hours required in elective courses: 15

Total required hours36

The French major and minor were closed by the university effective August 26, 2019. Upper division offerings are continuing through spring 2021 so that current majors and minors can finish in a timely manner.

With the closure of the French major, the teacher certification program also closes, as does the MAT program. 

French Minor Program til Spring 2021:

Thirty (30) semester hours are required in this major (reference number 464). Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit.  Study abroad is strongly recommended

Required core courses:

FREN 102 (3 hours)

FREN 201, 202  (6 hours)

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition or  FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics (3 hours)

FREN 321 French Conversation or FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation (3 hours)

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Upper division literature course (3 hours)

Total credit hours in required core courses:  21

Elective courses:

Three (3) additional 300 or 400 level courses, OR two additional 300 or 400 level courses and one 200 level course.

Total credit hours required in elective courses: 9 hours.                                          

Total required hours30

The French Club has a variety of fun and cultural activities for the campus and community. The French Table meets regularly for conversation and games. Both organizations would love to have YOU be a part of their fun. Reach out to Karin Egloff to find out what great events are planned for this semester.

 

Primary Contact Person

Would you like to know more about studying French at WKU? Karin Egloff is the French Program Coordinator. Contact her questions about placement, departmental exams, prestigious scholarships, and study abroad opportunities.

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 10/14/20