Bachelor of Arts - French

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, French, from the Modern Languages Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

The French program is designed to cultivate fluency in the French language and understanding and appreciation of French literature and culture. The sequence of course offerings is intentionally flexible and allows students a number of options from which to choose. All Language majors are required to complete an international experience in a country where the major language is the official language. The program culminates in the completion of a Senior project, the topic of which is selected in consultation with ones advisor. Students are required to complete a minor of their choice from the minors offered by Daemen. Some courses required of a minor may have prerequisites which would also require completion. Courses which carry a competency and support the minor may be credited under the core electives or free electives. Upon authorization of the Modern Language Chair, a sequence of courses in a discipline which does not offer a minor may be substituted. 3 credits of internship experience (Career Field Experience; intenship opportunities such as those with the Washington Institute, study abroad experience) approved by the Modern Language Chair will satisfy the requirement. Two experiences are suggested but are not required. The core curriculum and free elective portions of the program may also enable students to pursue more minors in other primary areas of interest.

Sequence of course offerings will be individually designed to provide for Year Abroad Programs and the option for an International Studies minor. Initial teacher certification (7-12) is also an option. A separate curriculum design, outlining teacher certification requirements, is available in the Language Department and on the Registrar's Office web page.

Secondary Foreign Language

All majors are required to demonstrate proficiency in a second foreign language through the intermediate level.  The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination.  A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for all semesters. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • 200 level FRE course (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Second Language: 101 or 105 (3)
  • Learning Community I  (linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Learning Community 2 (6)
  • 200 level FRE course (3)
  • Second Language: 102 or 106 (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 2

First Semester

  • FRE288 Colloquium (1)
  • Major (3)
  • Second Language (106) or CORE ELECTIVE/MINOR (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE/MINOR (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES: MINOR (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  •  Major (6)
  • Second Language (106) or CORE ELECTIVE/MINOR (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES: MINOR (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 3

See the International Experience in the Modern Language Department section of the Daemen catalogue for details. The International Experience is generally planned for all or part of Year 3.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3)
  • FRE388 Colloquium (1)
  • FRE442 Senior Project Research (1)
  • Major (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE - 200 LEVEL 2ND LANGUAGE(3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES: INTERNSHIP (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Abroad: Major (9)
  • Abroad: Major/Free Electives* (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*If the student has not yet taken 6 of the Free Elective credits in the major, he/she may do so at this time.

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

  • FRE443 Senior Project (3)
  • FRE488 Colloquium (1)
  • CORE ELECTIVE - 2ND OR 3RD LANGUAGE (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES: MINOR (6)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (2)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • Major (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES - 2ND OR 3RD LANGUAGE (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/MINOR (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES: INTERNSHIP (3)
  • FREE ELECTIVES (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

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