2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Department Chair: Francine H. Conley-Scott
Program Option: B.A.
As a French major at St. Kate’s, you will learn about French language, literature and civilization by taking enriching programs taught in French at all levels. St. Kate’s faculty members have a deep love for and appreciation of the French language and culture, which they are eager to share with you. Current department chair Jacqueline O’Hara, CSJ, for example, was awarded the Chevalier Dans L’Ordre des Palmes Acadèmique by the French government in recognition of her contributions to preservation of the French language and culture.
St. Kate’s French majors are a close-knit group who work together in their studies. Because the program is conversation-based, you will have numerous opportunities to speak French. French majors and those who love the language have many opportunities to hone their skills and share their appreciation for French language and culture. For example, the department organizes French language tables, an opportunity to converse in French about books, films or current events. Many St. Kate’s alumnae visit campus to join students in these discussion groups. A section of the core curriculum course “Global Search for Justice” is periodically offered in French. Outstanding students may be invited to join Pi Delta Phi national French honor society.
You will also enjoy the benefit of the departmental assistants, who are always natives of France. In addition, the language lab offers you access to learning software, CD-ROMs and videotapes to help you master the language and learn about French culture. Faculty can also direct you to a wealth of cultural information now available on the Internet.
We will encourage you to study in a French-speaking country through one of the many exciting possibilities available to you at St. Kate’s. For example, those qualified in language and business are eligible to apply for a semester of study at the Institut de Gestion (Business Administration Program) at the Université de Rennes, France. Summer internships at French companies also may be arranged.
St. Kate’s Global Studies staff will help you learn about the many foreign study opportunities available to you and pick the best option for your needs. More than 50 semester, yearlong programs, January options and summer programs are available. These programs are academically sound and provide strong support services and opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the culture of the country you visit. Students often choose to live with host families or in international residence halls on foreign campuses.
See also: Education – French with K-12 Teaching Licensure.
FREN 2120 Intermediate French II or its equivalent
The following eight courses or their equivalents:
FREN 2200 Introduction to French and Francophone Culture
Two courses in French Composition
Two courses in Survey of French Literature
One course in French Civilization
One course in Topics
FREN 4860 Seminar
French majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors and fourth writing course requirement by completing FREN 3050 and FREN 3060. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with two other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990).
APPLIED FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPONENT
Students at the post-intermediate level may have the possibility of applying a foreign language in the study of another discipline. For further information, consult the language departments.
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