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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Minor

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  1. To develop the fundamental language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
  2. To acquaint the student with the contributions, culture, literature, and history of French-speaking people.
  3. To provide minors with the skills for a variety of careers and professions which require a knowledge of and fluency in French.

Course Requirements

The program of study for a minor in French consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours above the elementary level. The intermediate level of the language is a prerequisite to all upper level courses leading toward the minor. To satisfy the minor requirement in French, the following courses must be taken and a grade of C or better must be made in them:

Placement and Proficiency Examinations Policy

Students who have completed at least two years of high school French may take the placement examination in an attempt to qualify for the intermediate level.

Students may also receive credit toward their major/minor by taking and passing appropriate departmental proficiency examinations.

Retroactive Credit Policy

The Retroactive Credit Policy is designed to grant credit to students with previous language study. Under this policy students who enroll in and successfully complete a course beyond the first course in the sequence (FRE 1311, POR 1311, or SPA 1311)  receive credit for courses they bypassed up to 6 credit hours. Students receive credit towards graduation but no grade for the lower course(s). Retroactive credit is available only for the first language course in which a student enrolls and is given only when the student achieves a grade of C or better. Retroactive credit is not available if a student has received Advanced Placement or transfer credit in the language.

Students are advised to contact the Department of English and Foreign Languages for guidelines concerning placement. Retroactive credit is applied for at the completion of the course.

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