Ready to expand your opportunities and become bilingual in a global language? Start here. Earn your degree in French from Bridgewater College.
Requires the bachelor of arts degree. All majors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test, or complete FREN 201-202 in order to begin the 30 hours of advanced work required in the major. Twenty-four hours of advanced work must be taken on campus. The remaining 6 credits may include study abroad courses. Consists of 30-36 hours, depending on placement: FREN 201 and FREN 202 or placement at the advanced level.
Analysis of structure and style exercises in composition special attention to idiomatic use of language practical experience in writing poetry prose and drama in French. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor
Expansion of listening and speaking skills. A study of French phonetics to improve pronunciation skills. Emphasis on development of oral communication skills sufficient to discuss complex issues and express abstract ideas. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor
Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository persuasive argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite FREN 202 or permission of instructor
Introduction to French culture and its Revolution. Emphasis is on the intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures
Introduction to French culture and its historical development after the Fall of the Ancient Regime and a study of modern-day France including geography and consideration of intellectual artistic political social economic and educational factors. Taught in French. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and FREN 202 or permission of instructor General Education World Cultures
Representative French authors from the Middle Ages through the 18th-century including social and historical background. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive
Representative French authors from the 19th and 20th centuries. Social and historical background is included. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive
Writings of representative Francophone authors (African Caribbean Quebecois) primarily of short stories poetry and plays. Taught in French. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature and Writing Intensive
Study of French and American Films and fiction to explore competing narratives and representations that have shaped perceptions of Viet nam in France and the United States. Special attention given to literature cinema and art by overseas Vietnamese in France and in the Unuited States. Readings and documentaries provide historical background and critical orientation to discuss how art reflects and influences society. Taught in English. Credit available for French majors and minors upon completion of a French language component. Prerequisite PDP 150 or 350 General Education Global Dynamics
Travel course requiring immersion homestay and language courses. Covers themes of Francophone Caribbean societies and cultures within their social and political contexts. Includes excursions to several different islands to gain a greater awareness of the varied societies within these regional contexts. General Education Global Diversity Estimated Extra Cost 3800
And 6 credits of electives from FREN courses numbered 300 or above; plus 6 additional credits from study abroad or other French-language experience at the advanced level.
Activities and Clubs
Join the World Languages Club. Practice your language skills and participate in language and culture-related activities.
Careers and Graduate Schools
What can you do with your French degree?
Like recent world languages graduates, you might enter graduate schools such as:
George Mason University (Teaching ESL)
Liberty University (Education)
Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology (Divinity & Clinical Counseling)
National Defense University, Department of Defense