BA in French

Major in French

The French Major consists of five levels of courses: Foundations, Gateway, Exploration, Discovery, and Mastery.  Students have the choice between two major emphases:

1. Language, Literatures, and Cultures (all courses taught in French)

2. French and Francophone Studies (courses taught in English beyond FREN 302).

Major Emphasis 1: Language, Literatures, and Cultures (38 units at the 300/400 level)

This track is for students who may want to enroll in a graduate program in French at some point in their studies or who are interested in achieving a high competency in the French language.  Its focus is on the progressive development of the ability to communicate in French and to appreciate the world from a different perspective than one’s own. Courses are taught in French.

Major Emphasis 1: Language, Literature, and Cultures

38 Units: 8 units at the 200-level (201; 202) and 30 units at the 300- and 400-levels

I. Requirements (26 credits)

_____ FREN 201 Intermediate French 1 (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 202 Intermediate French 2 (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 301 Pronunciation and Conversation (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 302 Grammar, Usage, and Composition (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 310 Spoken French in Cultural Context (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 320 Written French in Cultural Context (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 410 Film and Fiction (or 457 AZ PARIS)

_____ FREN 420 Cultural History (or 425 AZ PARIS)

II. Electives/ OPTIONS (9 credits):

Classes taught in French

A. Generalist:  Any three classes listed below OR

B.  French Literature and culture

_____ FREN 440/540 Topics in French Literature

_____ FREN 442/542 French Narratives and Film

_____ FREN 444/544 Topics in French Culture

OR

C. Francophone Studies

_____ FREN 443/543 Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema

_____ FREN 445/545 Francophone Cultures and Traditions

_____ FREN 447/547 Topics in Francophone Studies

OR

D. Business French

_____ FREN 433 Business French I

_____ FREN 434 Business French II

_____ FREN 432/532 French Translation or  _____ FREN 463 Interpretation (432 pre-req)

OR

E. French Linguistics

_____ FREN 432/532 French Translation

_____ FREN 461a/561a French Linguistics

_____ FREN 467/567 Topics in French Linguistics

Study Abroad & Internships also available (check with your adviser)

III. Senior Capstone Portfolio (3 credits)

_____ FREN 498 Senior Capstone

Major Emphasis 2: French and Francophone Studies (38 Units)

This track allows students with wide-ranging interests in French and Francophone Studies to complete a French major without taking all of their courses in French as in track 1. After completing core requirements in French language, students take courses in French and Francophone Studies that are taught in English.

Emphasis 2: French and Francophone (38 Units)

I. Requirements (14 credits)

_____ FREN 201 Intermediate French 1 (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 202 Intermediate French 2 (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 301 Pronunciation and Conversation (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

_____ FREN 302 Grammar, Usage, and Composition (or credit equiv. or AP credits)

FREN 301 and 302 can be taken as part of our summer program Arizona in Paris

II. Electives/ OPTIONS (21 credits):

Classes taught in English (many offered online)

***12 of these credits must be at the 300-/400-level

 

_____ FREN 230 French Culture (online)

_____ FREN/ITAL 231- Fashion in France and Italy (online)

_____ FREN 245 African Literature in Translation

_____ FREN 249 Images of Africa

_____ FREN 280 Introduction to French Language, Linguistics and Culture

_____ FREN 282 The French Novel and Society (online)

_____ FREN 283 Existentialism and the Absurd

_____ FREN 284 French Theater in Translation

_____ FREN/HIST 325 History of France

_____ FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures  (online)

_____ FREN 374 The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora

_____ FREN 375 Franco-American Relations (online)

_____ FREN 461a/561a French Linguistics

_____ FREN 467/567 Topics in French Linguistics

_____ FREN 473 Contemporary French Cinema

OR

_____ AFAS 314 Caribbean Literature (online)

_____ AFAS 345 Caribbean Politics

_____ AFAS 423 Topics in Caribbean Culture, Literature, and Identity

_____ HIST 419 The French Enlightenment

_____ HIST 420 The French Revolution and Napoleon

_____ MENA 407 Business Environment in the Middle East and North Africa

_____ MENA 417A North African Societies: Histories, Culture, and Politics

III. Senior Capstone Portfolio (3 credits)

_____ FREN 498 Senior Capstone (online)

Please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Phyllis Taoua (taoua@email.arizona.edu) for more information. **ACCELERATED MASTER'S PROGRAM**

Qualified undergraduates now have the option of beginning coursework toward the Master of Arts during their last year of undergraduate studies. They can complete their M.A. during a fifth year at the University of Arizona.  For more information, click here.

Minor

23 units past the 102 level, including FREN 201, 202, 301, 302, 310, 320 and either 410 or 420, or credit equivalent.

Other Courses Available

General Education Tier 1: (Taught in English) (Only fulfills the Tier I requirement)
FREN 160A1: The French Speaking World

General Education Tier 2: (Taught in English) (For which courses may apply to your major, please see your advisor.)
FREN 245: African Literature in Translation
FREN 249: Images of Africa
FREN 280: Introduction to French Language, Linguistics, and Culture
FREN 284: French Theatre in Translation
FREN 373 US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
FREN 375 Franco-American Relations

For information on General Education and overall degree requirements associated with majors offered by the College of Humanities, please visit the following link: http://advising.humanities.arizona.edu/undergraduate-degree-requirements

UA Summer Research Institute

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) is one of five undergraduate research programs administered by The University of Arizona (UA) Graduate College. These programs, are collectively known as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC). All are designed to prepare underrepresented students for the rigors of graduate school and to give them the skills and motivation to apply.  UROC programs work together to provide the best research training and graduate school preparation possible for all participants.  SRI is open to juniors and seniors of all disciplines.

Program Attributes:

  • 10 weeks (June -August)
  • Financial award of $3000
  • Six-units of upper-division undergraduate course credit
  • Coursework on organizing, writing, and presenting on research
  • Workshops on public speaking skills, preparation for the GRE, and crafting a successful graduate school application
  • Cohort of like-minded students whose goal is to pursue master's and Ph.D. degrees

SRI Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate juniors and seniors
  • Enrollment during the previous year in an accredited four year university or a community college
  • US Citizen, permanent resident, or refugee status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above     
  • Successful completion of 85 semester credits toward a bachelor's degree

The UROC application serves the SRI applicants and it can be found here. The deadline is February 1.  For more information contact Donna Treloar at dtreloar@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-7808