French 101, 102, and 103 satisfy the liberal arts language requirement for the bachelor of arts degree in any discipline.
To understand French cultures and their language is to have a passport to the past, the present, and the future. With it you can go back in time to the dawn of French civilization and follow its development from before the Gallo-Roman period through the Middle Ages, with the flowering of the great cathedrals, into the Renaissance graced by its many chateaux, and on to the glories of imperial France under Louis XIV. Armed with the knowledge of French, you will also have a better understanding of the Enlightenment, whose great philosophers carved out the principles of both the American and French Revolutions. The developments which followed brought today's democracies into being. French studies will also open doors to a world where French is a principal language in 33 countries and where mastery of French is needed. Furthermore, France will continue to be a dominant political and economic voice in the expanding European Union; a key region in the global community.
Students with previous French language experience must take the modern languages placement test to determine course eligibility. Students desiring to receive academic credit for previous experience must take the appropriate CLEP examination administered by the university. The CLEP examination must be taken before enrollment in foreign language courses. For freshmen it must be taken within the first few weeks of the semester.
Any French course will satisfy one of the requirements in the Goal area of the Global Community Block for the Liberal Studies Program.
Any other French course will satisfy one of the requirements in the Enrichment section for the Liberal Studies Program.
Dr. Thomas Daddesio
Dr. Monique Oyallon