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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 adviser.

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 adviser for details.

A NEW CURRICULUM FOR THE FRENCH MAJOR WITH A CONCENTRATION IN FRENCH STUDIES IS IN EFFECT AS OF FALL 2016. STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MAJORING WITH A CONCENTRATION IN FRENCH STUDIES SHOULD FOLLOW THIS CURRICULUM.

IF YOU HAVE TAKEN FR 205 AND/OR FR 207 AND/OR FR 213, BUT NOT ANY OTHER FRENCH COURSE AT THE 200-LEVEL OR HIGHER, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW THIS NEW CURRICULUM.

YOU ARE ALSO STRONGLY ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH PROF. ALAIN FRESCO, DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, BEFORE ENROLLING FOR FALL 2016 CLASSES.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN FR 208, FR 209 AND/OR FR 210 BEFORE FALL 2016 SHOULD COMPLETE THE "OLD" MAJOR (SEE BELOW).

Requirements as of Fall 2016:

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.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN FR 208, FR 209 AND/OR FR 210 BEFORE FALL 2016 SHOULD COMPLETE THE "OLD" CURRICULUM THAT WILL BE PHASED OUT 2016-17.

STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH PROF. ALAIN FRESCO, DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES, BEFORE ENROLLING FOR FALL 2016 CLASSES.

Course requirements

Prerequisite Courses

  • French 205: Oral French 1 (2)
  • French 207: Grammar & Comp.(3)
  • French 208: Critical Writing & Reading in French Literature & Culture (3)
  • French 209: Introduction to French Literature I (3)
  • French 210: Introduction to French Literature II (3)

Major Courses: Language (4 Required) (FR 217 is no longer offered but students need to make up for those 2 hours during their course of study.)

  • French 213: French Phonetics (2)
  • French 414 Advanced Grammar and Style (3)

Major Courses: Literature (4 Required)

  • 4 courses in French Literature (can include FR443 Studies in French or FR479 Studies in Francophonie - when dealing with a literary topic) (12)

Electives

  • 2 courses in French language, linguistics & civilization, literature, or cinema (6)

Humanities/Western Civilization Requirement

  • Western Civilization requirement: FR435 French Civilization I and FR436 French Civilization II (6) or (if you take FR435/436 under the Humanities requirement, you cannot count these classes as electives in the French Major)
  • History 140-142
  • History 141-143
  • History 141-142
  • Comparative Literature 241-242
  • Art History 111-112

Note: you cannot mix and match among these categories: for example, if you take Comparative Literature 241, to fulfill the requirement you must take Comparative Literature 242, not a History or Art History course.

Total of 45 credit hours

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, Professor Alain Fresco, Department of French and Italian, 2004 Foreign Languages Building, (217) 244-2723.

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 (FR 217 is no longer offered but students need to make up for these 2 hours during their course of study.)

  • FR 205: Oral French 1
  • FR 207: Grammar & Comp.
  • FR 208: Critical Writing
  • FR 209: Intro to French Literature
  • FR 210: Intro to French Literature 2
  • FR 213: French Phonetics
  • FR 414: Advanced Grammar & Style
  • FR 419: Techniques in Translation (only offered on campus)
  • FR 421: Techniques in Translation 2 (only offered on campus)
  • FR 485: Commercial French (only offered in Paris)
  • FR 486: Commercial French 2 (only offered in Paris)
  • 4 courses in French civilization, French literature, French linguistics, or Francophone studies
  • Approved supporting course work in business administration, finance, and/or economics selected in consultation with your adviser.
  • NB 1. All students who opt to do the French Commercial Studies major will take the equivalent of FR 485 and 486 at the Institut Catholique in Paris. These courses are currently not offered at the U of I.
  • 2. Commercial French Studies majors who study at Sciences Politiques in Paris will need to take, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in French, 2 classes in Business at Sciences Politiques that will be substituted for FR 485 and FR 486 or enroll in their spring semester at the Institut Catholique and take the equivalent courses for FR 485 and FR 486. They will have to pay the tuition for these two courses in addition to the fees they pay for participating in the Sciences Politiques exchange. In spring 2016, the tuition for these two courses (6 credits) will be 562 Euros.

Total of 60 credit hours

Recommended Courses at the UI to fulfill the requirements listed (please consult with Undergraduate 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 adviser for details.

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

HOURS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
29 Professional education courses. (See Foreign Languages: Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages.)
HOURS REQUIREMENTS
2 FR 205 - Oral French I
3 FR 207 - Grammar and Composition
3 FR 208 - Critical Writing and Reading
3 FR 209 - Intro to French Lit I
3 FR 210 - Intro to French Lit II
2 FR 213 - French Phonetics
3 FR 414 - Advanced Grammar and Style
3 FR 435 - French Civilization I
3 FR 436 - French Civilization II
15 Five additional courses in French language, literature, and civilization
40 Total

1. The required coursework could be 16 additional hours, respectively, if the student does not already have the equivalent of 101-102-133-134.

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