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French Minor

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete French 201-202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The French minor consists of 21-27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following:

Study and analysis of advanced grammatical structures translation exercises and composition work. Prerequisites FREN 202 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

-and-
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

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

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

Unit(s): 3

-or-
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

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

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

Unit(s): 3

-or-
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

Unit(s): 3
 

One of the following:

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

Unit(s): 3

-or-
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

Unit(s): 3

And 6 credits in electives from FREN courses numbered 300 or above.

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Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Division Head
540-828-5654
hhayes@bridgewater.edu