Lake Superior State University

French Studies: Bachelor of Arts

Program Description

The program of French Studies offers students the possibility to acquire not only a comprehensive knowledge of modern spoken and written French, but also the possibility to participate in a rich experience designed to enhance their intellectual formation and to qualify them for an increasing number of professions at home and abroad. One semester of directed academic and cultural immersion in a French-speaking university completes the normal cycle of studies for a bachelor of arts in French Studies.

Coupled with another major, the major in French Studies becomes a valuable asset for careers in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Teaching, and International Business, as well as a highly valued component for majors in Spanish, English History, and the Arts.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts French Studies

Requirements: In addition to the general education requirements, students must complete 48 semester hours of credit in French, the last six of level-400, preferably taken as directed academic and cultural immersion in a French-speaking university.

Required Courses

  • FREN151 First Year French I 4
  • FREN152 First Year French II 4
  • FREN251 Second Year French I 4
  • FREN252 Second Year French II 4
  • FREN351 Advanced Conversation and Composition I 3
  • FREN352 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
  • FREN353 Business French I 3
  • FREN354 Business French II 3
  • FREN355 Survey of French Literature I 3
  • FREN356 Survey of French Literature II 3
  • FREN360 French Cultural Perspectives 3-4
  • FREN370 The Francophone World I 4
  • FREN460 Directed Academic and Cultural Immersions 6

Required Cognates

  • HIST315 Europe From Napoleon to World War I 4
  • HIST316 Europe in the 20th Century 4

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Core Requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English.  If taken at LSSU, this would be CHIN151-CHIN152 or CHIN251-CHIN252; FREN151-FREN152 or FREN251-FREN252; GRMN141-GRMN142 or GRMN241-GRMN242; NATV141-NATV142 or NATV201-NATV202; or SPAN161-SPAN162. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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