2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies, BA

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Hope Glidden
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
340 H.B. Crouse


Hope Glidden, Jean Jonassaint, Amy S. Wyngaard

The B.A. in French and Francophone Studies enables students to become fluent in French and provides a broad knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture. Lower-division courses emphasize the acquisition of language skills. Upper-division courses focus on developing language fluency and introducing students to a variety of critical approaches to analyzing French and Francophone literature and culture. FRE 202  is normally a prerequisite for advanced courses.

All students with any previous instruction in or experience with French are required to take a placement examination, available online through myslice, which is accessible via the department’s website, with one’s netid and password. This requirement applies to all students, regardless of class standing.

Students interested in majoring or minoring in French should consult the French and Francophone Studies major advisor as early as possible. Early consultation is particularly important for students with little or no preparation in French so they may be sure to satisfy prerequisites and requirements within four years.

Study Abroad

To become fluent in French and gain insight into a Francophone country and its people, students are encouraged to study abroad for a semester or a year in Syracuse’s program in Strasbourg, France. Students take fully accredited courses abroad in language, literature, fine arts, history, political science, and other approved areas of study. In Option I, courses are taught at the Syracuse University center in both English and French. In Option II, students study at the Institute International d’Etudes Françaises, part of the Université Marc Bloch. In Option III students are directly placed at the Université Marc Bloch and Université Robert Schuman. For further information, contact the French program coordinator or Syracuse University Abroad, 106 Walnut Place.

Major Requirements

The major in French and Francophone Studies consists of FRE 202  plus 27 upper-division credits taught in French. Students must complete at least 21 credits in upper-division FRE courses. At least 6 credits of 300-level FRE courses must be taken before entering any 400-level FRE course. At least 12 credits of 400-level FRE courses are required for the major. Up to 6 upper-division credits may be taken outside of the French and Francophone Studies program in courses on related French or Francophone topics, with prior approval of the major advisor.

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