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Language Programs: French


The French Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in French, Teacher Certification in French, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on French. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of French also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. French can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities.

  • More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.
  • The Francophonie, the international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments.
  • French is the second-most widely learned foreign language after English and the ninth-most widely spoken in the world.

Taken from French Consulate web page, where you will find even more reasons to learn French.

FREN 101 Elementary French I

FREN 102 Elementary French II

FREN 105 Introduction to French Culture

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

FREN 210 Intermediate French Conversation Abroad

FREN 306 Experiencing French Abroad

FREN 314 Introduction to French Literature

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition

FREN 321 French Conversation

FREN 322 Translation

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture

FREN 325 Survey of French Literature I

FREN 326 Survey of French Literature II

FREN 328 French Diction and Pronunciation

FREN 331 Business French

FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation

FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century

FREN 427 Francophone Culture

FREN 445 French Canadian Literature

FREN 450 Topics in Francophone Cinema

FREN 499 Advanced Studies in French

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required in this major (reference number 665). Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit.  Study abroad is strongly recommended.  A minor or second major is required.

Required core courses:

FREN 102 (3 hours)

FREN 201, 202  (6 hours)

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition or  FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics (3 hours)

FREN 321 French Conversation or FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation (3 hours)

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Upper division literature course (3 hours)

Total credit hours in required core courses:  21

                       

Elective courses:

Five (5) additional 300 or 400 level courses, OR four (4) additional 300 or 400 level courses and one 200 level course.                                                                                           

Total credit hours required in elective courses: 15

Total required hours36

Thirty (30) semester hours are required in this major (reference number 464). Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit.  Study abroad is strongly recommended

Required core courses:

FREN 102 (3 hours)

FREN 201, 202  (6 hours)

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition or  FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics (3 hours)

FREN 321 French Conversation or FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation (3 hours)

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture (3 hours)

Upper division literature course (3 hours)

Total credit hours in required core courses:  21

 

Elective courses:

Three (3) additional 300 or 400 level courses, OR two additional 300 or 400 level courses and one 200 level course.

Total credit hours required in elective courses: 9 hours.                                          

Total required hours30

The French Club has a variety of fun and cultural activities for the campus and community. The French Table meets regularly for conversation and games. Both organizations would love to have YOU be a part of their fun. Reach out to Eddy Cuisinier to find out what great events are planned for this semester.

  

French Major 4-years Dregree Path (pdf) 

Primary Contact Person

Would you like to know more about studying French at WKU? Karin Egloff and Nathan Love are the French Program Coordinators. Contact either with questions about placement, departmental exams, majoring or minoring, prestigious scholarships, and study abroad opportunities.

 


 

 


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 Last Modified 3/19/18