Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin

French BA


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The BA in French is designed for students who want to know more about French civilization and who are interested in professions such as medicine, law, teaching, and journalism, as well as those wishing to pursue graduate studies in French.  The program also complements such majors as Communications, English, French, History, Music, Nursing, and Social Work.

Total Credits - 124


Electives


French major electives selected in consultation with an advisor from FREN/ILGS courses to fulfill the minimum of 36 credits.

*All majors are required to attend a full academic year at the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) program at the Centre Universitaire et Pédagogique du Saléve, Collonges, France. This requirement may be waived for native speakers or candidates who have spent an extended period of time in a French speaking country. 

Additional Requirement


A language proficiency exit exam is required.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
  • Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works associated with the target language and its societies. They will analyze and critique the products of the target culture (film, literature, art, popular culture, media, etc.) within their context, including conducting basic research tasks.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the diverse components of the cultures associated to the target language. They will recognize and describe the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape society in the target culture.
  • Students will integrate target language proficiencies, intercultural competencies, and critical analysis to perform tasks associated with a globalized work environment, including communications, translation, interpretation, and project completion.
  • Students will demonstrate intercultural competence by obtaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures and their products. They will examine the validity of one’s own cultural beliefs, behaviors and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target culture.
  • Students will value cultural diversity and reinterpret the place of the self as an identity culturally situated in the global context.

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