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"If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity [to take the STAMP test], I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster."

-Emily (Class of 2019)

French Major (36 hours)

Four-year suggested program of study

Effective in summer 2006, students must earn a "C" or better in any Modern Language course included among those that count toward the major or minor. This policy will apply to all students who submit a degree program after the end of the spring 2006 semester.

Please note that the following are general templates for your language major. If you begin your course of study at WKU at a level higher than first-semester language, if you gain CLEP OR AP credit, or if you study abroad, you can gain extra credit and progress through this program more quickly than indicated below.

All students graduating with a major in French will be required to complete a written and oral assesment during the last academic year of their language studies.

Summer between sop. and jr. or jr. and sr. years: KIIS or other program abroad strongly recommended (3-6 hours)

Second Year

First semester

FREN 201 Intermed. French I * (3 hours)

Second semester

FREN 202 Intermed. French II * (3 hours)

Semester or year abroad during junior year strongly recommended (12 hours or more)

Third or Fourth Year

Fall semester

FREN 320 French Grammar and Comp ** (3 hours)
FREN 400-level class (3 hours)

Spring semester

FREN 300- or 400-level literature class (3 hours)
FREN 300- or 400-level class (3 hours)

Third or Fourth Year

Fall semester

FREN 321 French Conversation ** (3 hours)
FREN 400-level class (3 hours)

Spring semester

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture * (3 hours)
FREN 400-level class (3 hours)

* Required for the major.

** This course or its 400-level equivalent is required for the major.


French Minor (30 hours)

The minor in French requires a minimum of 30 semester hours. Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit. Study abroad is strongly recommended.

Courses at the 100-level and above may be counted toward the minor, including:

French 102 - Elementary French II
French 201 - Intermediate French I
French 202 - Intermediate French II
French 320 - Grammar & Compostion or French 420 Advanced Grammar and Stylistics
French 321 - Conversation or French 421 Adavanced French Conversation
French 323 - Civilization & Culture

Choose three courses at the 300- or 400-level for a total of 30 hours (including the required courses).

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 Last Modified 9/25/14