Major/Minor In French

Jacksonville University offers both a major and minor in French. This flexible program of study imparts to students an understanding of a global society and interdependent world. Courses in French enable the student to learn the French language and become familiar with Francophone cultures. Majors in French also study the outstanding figures of Francophone literatures and civilizations and are prepared for careers in teaching, government service, and private corporations.

Students who major or minor in French are strongly encouraged to study abroad. During five- to six-week summer sessions, JU students can travel to Europe, Canada, and/or Africa to experience the culture of these regions while living with host families. The University also participates in academic credit study abroad programs that offer summer or semester study opportunities tailored especially for each student.

Independent study projects are encouraged, especially those that cross disciplines and permit students to receive academic credit both in the chosen foreign language and in another area such as history, political science, biology or business.

Students who plan to teach French on the secondary level should consult with the School of Education early in their academic careers to determine the specific requirements.

French Major

A major in French must meet the following requirements:

  • 27 credit hours in French at the 200 level and above*
  • Three (3) credit hours in a writing intensive course chosen 3 from COMM 207WI, ENGL 302WI or ENGL 304WI
  • Any COMM speech intensive(SI) course

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French Minor

A minor in French requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in courses numbered 200 and above.*

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* Students who place at the 300 level on the French placement exam will be awarded six (6) hours of credit for FREN 201 and 202 upon satisfactory completion, with a grade of “C” or better, of a 300- or 400-level course. Students who do not subsequently enroll in and complete a 300- or 400-level course will still have satisfied the Core Curriculum Global Studies requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree, but without academic credit

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