BA French - Language and Culture

Language and Culture Track

Dear French Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on track to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build your own schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
FREN 1001 or 1002 3
ENGL 1101 3
Area A Math 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
POLS 1101 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
FREN 1002 or 2001 3
ENGL 1102 3
Area C Elective 3
Area D Elective 3
FREN 4970 (recommended) 1
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 16
Summer Hrs.
FREN 2001 and/or 2002 3-6
Area C Elective or FREN 3XXX 3
Total hours 0-6

Milestones: Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL dept. study abroad program in the summer. ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have completed math requirement, completed the freshman composition sequence (ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102), joined the French and Arabic Clubs, and completed 30 credit hours. An MCL dept. study abroad program is highly recommended during any summer. The Study Abroad Practicum adds a 16th credit hour to the semester before participating in a study abroad program. Fast track your foreign language with study abroad!

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
FREN 2002 3
FREN 2010 3
ENGL 2111, 2112, or 2113 3
2nd Foreign Language 1001 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 14
Spring Hrs.
FREN 3001 or 3002 3
FREN 3XXX or 4XXX 3
2nd Foreign Language 1002 3
Area D Lab Science 4
ESOL 4010 3
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Begin planning to participate in a recommended MCL departmetn study abroad program in the summer if not completed the previous summer. By the end of year 2, you should have completed Area F and begun the 2nd Foreign Language courses, completed 60 credit hours, and decided if you want to pursue a minor and if so, in which program. An MCL dept. study broad program is highly recommended for the summer.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
FREN 3150 or 3160 3
FREN 3200 3
Guided Elective 3
2nd Foreign Language 2001 3
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
2nd Foreign Language 2002 3
FREN 3250 or 3260 3
FREN 3300 3
Guided Elective 3
Area D Lab Science 4
Total hours 16

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. From the fall of your 3rd year on, you should consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Want to work, live and teach abroad? Consider completing the Certificate Program in ESOL or Spanish for Professionals. Submit your graduation application. By the end of year 3, you should have completed the 2nd foreign language sequence, visited the Office of Career Opportunities, begun to plan for life after VSU, and completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
FREN 4002 3
FREN 4980 1
FREN 3XXX or 4XXX 3
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
FREN 4990 3
FREN 4001 3
Guided elective 3
ESOL 4020 (recommended) 3
ESOL 4030 (recommended) 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. In the fall of your final year, you should contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans, contact professors to write letters of reference for you, and continue to consider presentation of a paper or poster regarding research done in 3000 or 4000 level classes for presentation at an undergraduate research symposium. Consider an International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) semester abroad for the spring. Early in your final semester, you should prepare a professional resume. You should have completed 120 credit hours by the end of the senior year.