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French Major

 

Students majoring in French may choose a concentration either in French Studies or French Commercial Studies, or a Bachelor in the Teaching of French. Select an option in consultation with your advisor.

Departmental distinction: A student must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, complete a senior thesis (FR492), and complete two additional advanced-level courses in French or in supporting course work. Consult the honors advisor for details.

Students are stongly advised to consult with Dan Maroun, Director of Undergraduate Studies, before enrolling for courses at the 200-level and above.

Requirements:

37 hours of course work distributed as outlined below:

Prerequisite Courses (9)

  • FR 207: Writing and Grammar Workshop (3)
  • FR 211: Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
  • FR 212: Introduction to Cultural Analysis (3)

Language Courses (7)

  • FR 205: Oral French (2)
  • FR 213: French Phonetics (2)
  • FR 314: Advanced Grammar in Context (3)

Culture Courses (6)

Select two of the following:

  • FR 335: French Cultural History to 1789 (3)
  • FR 336: French Cultural History 1789-1968 (3)
  • FR 337: Contemporary France (3)

Literature Courses (6)

  • Two courses at the 300- or 400- level in French and /or Francophone literature (6).

Electives:

  • Three courses at the 300- or 400- level in any of the following: French language and translation, business, cinema, culture, linguistics, literature, media. (9)

Medieval and Early Modern Period course

  • Students must take one course focused on the medieval/early modern period. Students may choose from FR 335 or FR 301. This course can be used to fulfill the Culture or Literature Courses requirement.

 

In an attempt to offer present and prospective French majors new employment perspectives in the world of business and industry, the Department of French and Italian, in cooperation with the Department of Business Administration has developed a program which combines a concentration in French with appropriate courses in Banking, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, and Finance.

Students in this program are given the opportunity of taking the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry examination on this campus with a view to obtaining the Diplôme de français des affaires, 1er degré (DFA-1).

For further information regarding this program option, please contact the program director, Dan Maroun (dmaroun2@illinois.edu), in the Department of French and Italian, 2004 Foreign Languages Building.

The Department of French and Italian is a member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about the French Commercial Studies Option Curriculum.

Course Requirements

49 hours of course work distributed as outlined below:

Prerequisite Courses (9)

  • FR 207: Writing and Grammar Workshop (3)
  • FR 211: Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
  • FR 212: Introduction to Cultural Analysis (3)

Language Courses (10)

  • FR 205: Oral French (2)
  • FR 213: French Phonetics (2)
  • FR 314: Advanced Grammar in Context (3)
  • FR 419: Techniques in Translation (3)

Business Courses (3)

  • FR 485: Commercial and Econ French I (3)

Electives I (12):

  • Four courses at the 300- or 400- level (3 of 4 of the electives must be taken in French) in any of the following: French language and translation, business, cinema, culture, linguistics, literature, media. (12)

[34 hours]

Electives II (15):

Approved supporting course work in business administration, finance, and/or economics selected in consultation with the concentration advisor.

ACCY 200: Fundamentals of Accounting or

ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I (Prerequisites: ECON 102 and 103)

ACCY 202: Accounting and Accountancy II (Prerequisite: ACCY 201)

ACCY 301: Accounting Measurement and Disclosure (Prerequisite: ACCY 202)

ACCY 302: Decision Making for Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCY 202 and ECON 173)

ACCY 431: Accounting Systems Design (Prerequisite: ACCY 202 and CS 105)

ACCY 423: Introduction to International Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCY 211 and 221)

ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I (Prerequisites: ECON 102 and 103)

ACCY 202: Accounting and Accountancy II (Prerequisite: ACCY 201)

CS 105: Introduction to Computers for Business and Commerce

ECON 303: Macroeconomics

FIN 221: Introduction to Corporate Finance (pre- or concurrent enrollment in ACCY 202, ECON 203)

FIN 300: Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 221, CS 105)

FIN 451: International Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321)

FIN 461: Financial Intermediation (Prerequisite: FIN 300)

ACCY 200: Fundamentals of Accounting or

ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I (Prerequisites: ECON 102 and 103)

BADM 310: Management and Organizational Behavior (Junior Standing)

BADM 320: Principles of Marketing (Prerequisite ECON 202 or equivalent course such as STAT 100)

BADM 380: International Business (Junior Standing) or BADM 381: Multinational Management (Junior Standing)

BADM 382: International Marketing (Prerequisite BADM 320)

ECON 302: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (Prerequisite ECON 102, Recommended Math 125)

ECON 303: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (Prerequisite ECON 102 and 103, Recommended Math 125)

ECON 420: International Economics (Prerequisite ECON 302, Recommended ECON 303)

ECON 421: Contemporary Issues in the International Economy (Prerequisite ECON 302, Recommended ECON 303)

ECON 483: Economics of Innovation and Technology (Prerequisite ECON 102 and 302 or consent of Instructor)

ECON 484: Law and Economics (Prerequisite ECON 302)

ACCY 201: Accounting and Accountancy I (Prerequisites: ECON 102 and 103)

ACCY 202: Accounting and Accountancy II (Prerequisite: ACCY 201)

CS 105: Introduction to Computers for Business and Commerce

ECON 302: Microeconomics

FIN 221: Corporate Finance (Prerequisite or concurrent registration in ACCY 202 and ECON 203)

FIN 300: Financial Markets (Prerequisite FIN 221 and CS 105)

FIN 422: Cases in Corporate Finance (Prerequisite FIN 300 and 321)

FIN 451: International Financial Markets (Prerequisite: FIN 300 and FIN 321)

History 140-142

History 141-143

History 141-142

Comparative World Literature 241-242

Art History 111-112

In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0).

Students seeking State of Illinois K-12 teacher certification should consult the Foreign Language Teacher Education office (2090 Foreign Languages Building, tel: 217-333-7363).

Departmental distinction: A student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average, including a 'Satisfactory' in the teaching practicum; complete two additional advanced-level courses in French or the teaching minor; complete a senior thesis (FR 492), and provide two letters of recommendation as evidence of exceptional teaching potential. Consult the teacher education advisor for details.

General education: Consult the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.

66 hours of course work distributed as outlined below:

Prerequisite Courses (9)

  • FR 207: Writing and Grammar Workshop (3)
  • FR 211: Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
  • FR 212: Introduction to Cultural Analysis (3)

Language Courses (7)

  • FR 205: Oral French (2)
  • FR 213: French Phonetics (2)
  • FR 314: Advanced Grammar in Context (3)

Culture Courses (6)

Select two of the following:

  • FR 335: French Cultural History to 1789 (3)
  • FR 336: French Cultural History 1789-1968 (3)
  • FR 337: Contemporary France (3)

Literature Courses (6)

  • Two courses at the 300- or 400- level in French and /or Francophone literature (6).

Medieval and Early Modern Period course

  • Students must take one course focused on the medieval/early modern period. Students may choose from FR 335 or FR 301. This course can be used to fulfill the Culture or Literature Courses requirement.

Electives I (9):

  • Three French courses at the 300- or 400- level in any of the following areas: French language and translation, business, cinema, culture, linguistics, literature, media. (9)

[37 hours]

Electives II (29):

Professional education courses (see Foreign Languages, Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.)

[66 hours]

NOTE: French Study Abroad (FR 299) is strongly recommended.