French, B.A. Requirements

Program Director:Christian L. Martin

Office: Duffy Academic Center 239

Phone: 508-565-1561
cmartin@stonehill.edu

The major in French requires the completion of ten upper-level courses (300-level and above).

Complete Four Required Courses

Code Course Credits

FRN 333

French Culture and Civilization I

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Study of contemporary French culture and its recent history, social issues, economy, attitudes and institutions.

3

FRN 334

French Culture and Civilization II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course is a continuation of FRN 333 - French Culture and Civilization I.

3

FRN 335

Survey of French Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Survey of writers representing major movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

3

FRN 336

Survey of French Literature II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course is a continuation of FRN 335 - Survey of French Literature I.

3

FRN 340

French Cinema     (May be substituted for FRN 333, FRN 334, FRN 335, or FRN 336 )

Offered: Spring Semester

Study of contemporary French cinema with an emphasis on conversation and language proficiency.

3

Complete Six Elective Courses (300-Level or Above)

Code Course Credits

FRN 331

Perspectives in French Language and Culture I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of French. In this course students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences.

3

FRN 332

Perspectives in French Language and Culture II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 331 - Perspectives in French Language and Culture I.

3

FRN 337

French Conversation and Composition

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Builds fluency in both oral and written work. Students learn to express themselves with more ease and to write with advanced level of thought, organization and linguistic correction. Materials used will include newspapers, films and literary texts.

3

FRN 340

French Cinema

Offered: Spring Semester

Study of contemporary French cinema with an emphasis on conversation and language proficiency.

3

FRN 342

Gender Construction in Francophone Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

The course examines how race, gender and sexuality are represented in literary works by French male and female authors and film directors and how they have used alterity as a mirror for self-reflection, as an example for social change, and as the locus of a threat to cultural homogeneity.

3

FRN 348

Nineteenth Century French Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Major aesthetic movements in French literature from the nineteenth century. Poems and novels associated with Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism will be studied with an attention to the dialogue between literature and fine arts.

3

FRN 475

Internship in French Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

Opportunity for qualified student to work with their foreign language skills in a variety of professional areas. Field placement depends on the student's interests and abilities.

Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3
A Maximum of Three Courses taken abroad could also be approved for the major.

Language Study Abroad Requirement

All majors in Dual Languages, French, or Spanish, are required to spend a semester abroad in an approved program of study or in one of the international internships sponsored by Stonehill College.

Students may transfer back three pre-approved courses taken abroad to the major. Additional language courses may be pre-approved as general electives.