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Studying French at Regis

Study of the language of diverse cultures, literature and history of Francophone countries and regions. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.
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B.A. in French

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in French concentrates on the study of language and the diverse cultures, literature and history of Francophone countries and regions. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in service and community-based learning as well as internship and study abroad programs in order to strengthen language proficiency and reinforce the multicultural dimensions of the learning experience. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.

Foreign language acquisition and the study of diverse cultures and histories are an important means to developing the capacity to think and act globally in an ever-changing, internationally connected world.  Language skills also help make connections that lead to sounder critical thinking and clearer insight into one’s own language. The combination of a foreign language degree with another major or minor is a good choice for students interested in combining advanced knowledge of foreign languages with study of other fields leading to expanded employment opportunities. Proficiency in a foreign language and awareness of different cultures are valuable assets in many majors and careers, including health care, education, international relations, international business and banking, journalism and mass communication, government, justice studies and law.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Regis College: Core Requirements

Economics

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(3-6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: EC 200 - Intro to the American Economy
Group 2: EC 320 - Principles of Macroeconomics
and
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics

EN 250 - Literature Matters

Introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, with an emphasis on works that have had a profound influence on our world. Students will write a series of analytical essays, including at least one research essay.

Pre-requisite: TAKE RCC*200

Fine Arts

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours of Fine Arts
from the following courses:
any 200-level FAC course, FAHS 211, FAHS 212

Foreign Language

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(6-8SH)
Take two classes in one language

Foundational

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(6 SH)
Take 1 of the following groups:
Group 1: RCC 200 - Writing Analytically (Fall)
Communicative Intensive (Spring)
Group 2: Commitment Program Students
RCC 200A - Writing Analytically A (Fall)
RCC 200B - Writing Analytically B (Spring)
Group 3: Honors Program Students
RCC 200H - Honors Writing Seminar (Fall)
RCC 300H - Honors Trad & Innovation (Spring)

History

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(3SH)
Three (3) credits from any 200-level History course

Integrative

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(12SH)
Take all of the following courses:
RCC 400D (Group 1), RCC 410E (Group 2),
RCC 420J (Group 3), RCC 430M (Group 4)

Mathematics

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(3-4SH)
Take one of the following Mathematics course:
MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 270C, MT 272, MT 272C
MT 360A, MT 360B

Natural Science

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(4SH)
Take one Natural Science course (Group 1) with the
accompanying lab (Group 2).
Eligible courses include:
BL( 204/5E-W, 208/9, 216/17, 260/1, 262/3), ENVS 250/1,
GE 208/9, PH (202A, 205A, 304A, 305A),
AS 250/1 (Non-Science majors),
NS 260/1 (cannot be counted for Psychology Majors)

Philosophy

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(3SH)
Take one of the following Philosophy courses:
PL 270, PL 270C, PL 270H, PL 270P

Public Speaking

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(3SH)
Speech Communication

Religious Studies

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(3SH)
Any 300 level RT course

RT 201 - Religion and the Human Quest

Considering human existence in relation to the sacred and drawing on Eastern and Western religious traditions, this course explores religious perspectives on human questions about life, suffering, goodness, and ultimacy.

Cross listing(s): RT 201C.

Social Science

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(3SH)
Take three (3) semester hours from the following course list
ED 204, POL 215, POL 231, POL 241, PY 250, PY 250C, PY 250H,
SO 200, SO 200C, SO 203, AN/SO 204, PJ 200

RC: French Major

Elective

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Three (3) upper division semester hours in a related field
selected in consulation with the French advisor.

FR 409 - Advanced French I

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on development of oral competency and composition skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices of the French speaking world.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 410 - Advanced French II

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on French cultural history and politics.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 411 - Advanced French III

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on literary criticism and an introduction to formal research methods through the introduction of major literary periods, genres, and themes.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 415 - French Politics and Culture

Analyzes the political and cultural evolution of France and francophone countries and the European Union.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 460 - Romance Linguistics

Studies the fundamental structures of the romance languages: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Explores evolution of the romance languages from Latin and studies relationships among language, thought and culture.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

Cross listing(s): SP 460.

FR 499 - Senior Seminar

Individualized reading and writing assignments based on courses previously taken.

French Electives

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Take six (6) credits Upper Division French Electives

Lower Division

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The equivalent of second-year written and oral proficiency
in another foreign language or the equivalent of first-year
proficiency in another foreign language plus a six semester
combination selected from the following options:
Phonetics (3-6SH)
Coursework towards certification in ESL (3-6SH)
Coursework in bilingual education (3-6SH)
Spanish for health care practitioners (3SH)
Related coursework in other academic field (3SH)
One semester in non-English study abroad (6SH)

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective degree program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as subject related courses. Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

FR 209A Elementary French I (4.00)

Studies the essentials of grammar and oral drill, dictation, reading of elementary and intermediate texts, conversation and written exercises and introduces some of the most important cultural traits of the French speaking world.

FR 209B Elementary French II (4.00)

A continuation of FR 209A.

Pre-requisite: FR*209A

FR 309A Intermediate French I (3.00)

Provides intensive study in current idiomatic French. Develops accuracy and proficiency in the use of the language by means of a thorough grammar review, oral exercises, and written work. Includes reading of intermediate and semi-advanced texts. Emphasizes the use of French linguistic skills to gain a more in-depth understanding of the cultural practices, products, and perspectives of the French speaking world.

Pre-requisite: FR*209B

FR 309B Intermediate French II (3.00)

A continuation of FR 309A.

Pre-requisite: FR*309A

FR 409 Advanced French I (3.00)

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on development of oral competency and composition skills to promote in-depth understanding of the histories and the diverse socio-cultural and linguistic practices of the French speaking world.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 410 Advanced French II (3.00)

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on French cultural history and politics.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 411 Advanced French III (3.00)

Provides an intensive review of French grammar focused primarily on literary criticism and an introduction to formal research methods through the introduction of major literary periods, genres, and themes.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 415 French Politics and Culture (3.00)

Analyzes the political and cultural evolution of France and francophone countries and the European Union.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 423 Translation/Interp/Cmpstn (3.00)

Offers practice in advanced composition, translation, and stylistic analysis in French to develop grammar, vocabulary and analytic skills in a contemporary and realistic context.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 426 Advanced French Conversation I (1.00)

Involves conversation based on readings and current events, film and cultural excursions as well as other topics selected by the instructor and students. Provides an informal format for development of communication skills and understanding of contemporary Francophone issues.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 427 Advanced French Conversation II (3.00)

Phonetics-based, advanced-level discussion of contemporary French and francophone, social, political and cultural issues. Emphasizes development of oral proficiency.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 429 French Lit:Medievel thrgh 17th Century (3.00)

Examines major French writers and literary movements from the medieval through the classical periods.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 435 Survey of French Theater (3.00)

A critical study of representative French plays from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century through reading, viewing, discussion and in-class performance. Taught in French.

Pre-requisite: TAKE FR*309B;

FR 439 Diversity in the French-Speaking World (3.00)

Multi-disciplinary study of representative works from the Francophone world including Canada, France, North and sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

FR 460 Romance Linguistics (3.00)

Studies the fundamental structures of the romance languages: phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Explores evolution of the romance languages from Latin and studies relationships among language, thought and culture.

Pre-requisite: FR*309B

Cross listing(s): SP 460.

FR 490E-W Independent Study in French (3.00)

Offers an opportunity for independent exploration of topics of interest in French or Francophone literature and art.

Pre-requisite: FR*409 OR FR*410 OR FR*411

FR 495E-W Seminar in French & Francophone Studies (3.00)

Provides an intensive study of French and francophone authors, genres or literary movements.

Pre-requisite: FR*409 OR FR*410 OR FR*411

FR 498E-W Internship in French (3.00)

Provides practical on-site experience in the use of French and an opportunity to enhance reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

FR 499 Senior Seminar (1.00)

Individualized reading and writing assignments based on courses previously taken.

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