Dec 07, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, B.A.


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Program Learning Outcomes


1)  Demonstrate mastery of the syntax, morphology, and semantics of the target language in both written and spoken form.
2)  Demonstrate knowledge of the organization of the target language’s sound system and the production of said sounds.
3)  Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of the basic branches of linguistics, such as syntax, morphology, phonology and sociolinguistics as it pertains to the target language.
4)  Demonstrate recognition of social and regional variation.
5)  Demonstrate knowledge of distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc. of the country or countries where the target language is spoken.
6)  Demonstrate a critical understanding of the patterns of social interactions, as well as the meanings, attitudes, values, and ideas of the target cultures.
7)  Demonstrate knowledge of the main authors, literary trends, and styles connected with a given course’s focus and time period.
8)  Demonstrate mastery of the technique of analyzing literature through close reading and the application of literary theory appropriate to the undergraduate level.
9)  Be able to conduct research and write a research paper of an appropriate length for the undergraduate level, in conformity with the Modern Language Association (MLA) or American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines and format (as required by area of study).

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 33-36


Basic Requirements: (33-36 Credits)


One course in grammar from


One course in linguistics from


Footnotes


NOTES: A minimum of 33 credits of FREN at the 300 and/or 400 level is required for the major. A minimum of 15 credits (including FREN 301  and FREN 302 ) must be taken at Geneseo.

Recommended:   Study of a Second language and/or Study Abroad

Outline/Advising Guide


First Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Second Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Spring (15 Credit Hours)


R/ Credit(s): 3
FREN Literature Credit(s): 3
N/ Credit(s): 4
Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 2

Third Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


FREN Civilization Credit(s): 3
N/ Credit(s): 4
FREN 300 or 400 level elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 2

Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Study Abroad (Study abroad must include required and/or elective FREN Courses) Credit(s): 15 *

Fouth Year


Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Elective Credit(s): 3
FREN Literature Credit(s): 3
FREN Linguistics Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3
Elective Credit(s): 3

Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Total Credit Hours: 120


Footnotes


*These courses are recommended by the Department; they are not requirements. A minimum of one semester of study abroad is strongly recommended by the Department.

Adolescence Education certification students who plan to study abroad for a semester or a year should take INTD 203  during the spring of their first year.

Note: Where no prerequisites apply, some variation in the order or semester in which courses are taken is possible. Students should consult their academic advisors for additional information.

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