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French Major

  • Students completing the French Major will be able to speak and write in French on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced-Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
  • Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of France's historical and contemporary position in modern Europe and the world.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays with fluency.
  • Students will develop the ability to clearly contrast French and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, gender, history, and the natural environment.

French Minor

  • Students completing the French Minor will be able to speak and write in French on a variety of current cultural topics, demonstrating a level of "Advanced Low" on the proficiency scale established by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (see www.actfl.org )
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the geography and culture of countries where the language is spoken, and of France's historical and contemporary position in modern Europe.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to read, summarize, and discuss literary features of short stories, fairy tales, essays, poetry, and plays.
  • Students will develop the ability to contrast French and American cultural values surrounding such topics as education, ethnicity, history, and the natural environment.