Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in French

The program of study for the Bachelor of Arts in French is currently under review by the Undergraduate College Curriculum Committee. Students interested in pursuing this degree are advised to stay in close contact with their academic mentor so that they can adjust to changes forthcoming in this program of study.

Core courses provide basic instruction in French language and culture. Students who have not previously studied French can satisfy the core requirement with the two beginning courses (FRE-0100 and FRE-0101). Students with prior instruction in French will choose their starting point in consultation with the French faculty and must complete at least FRE-0200. Students with a strong background in French are encouraged to register for 300-level courses all of which meet the major core requirement. Core courses in foreign languages should be scheduled during the first year at Rosemont College if possible.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for the French major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in French requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Required Courses 30 credits
FRE-0300 Introduction to French Literary Studies 3 credits
FRE-0306 Contemporary France 3 credits
FRE-0310 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3 credits
FRE-0315 French Conversation 3 credits
FRE-0410 French Classical Theater 3 credits
FRE-0490 Seminar in French Civilization 3 credits

FRE-0495 Seminar in French Literary Studies 3 credits

Four Elective courses at the 300-level or 400-level 12 credits
Required Supporting Courses 3 credits
COM-0320 Linguistics of Communication 3 credits


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of French courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines. Electives credits make up the remaining hours such that students graduate with 120 credits.