Bachelor of Arts in French Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 30

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
FR 101 First Semester French 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
FR 102 Second Semester French 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 2
 Units15-16
Third Semester
FR 215 Intermediate French I 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
FR 216 Intermediate French II 1 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
FR 305 French Composition 3
FR 306 Advanced Conversation 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Select One: 3
French Phonetics  
Translating Themes: English/French  
Linguistics for Foreign Languages  
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
FR 400GW
French Culture - GWAR
or Contemporary French Civilization
3
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
FR 500 Introduction to Literary Texts 3
Electives (18 units) – Take Two 6 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122
1

Prerequisites

Prerequisites depend on score on the Placement Test in French. If prerequisite not needed, take Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective

The Placement Test in French can be taken via ilearn-- please consult your advisor for further details. There are 45 questions in the online test:

  • A grade above 40 = Student should enroll in courses beyond the prerequisites.
  • A grade above 30 = Student should enroll in FR 216
  • A grade above 20 = Student should enroll in FR 215
  • A grade above 10 = Student should enroll in FR 102
  • A grade less than 10 = Student should enroll in FR 101
2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

3

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

4

 Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

5

Complementary Studies

Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in French are 12 units of Complementary Studies, which must come from courses bearing a prefix other than FR, and not cross-listed with FR. Complementary Studies for the French major can be satisfied via four possible routes:

    12 units in any foreign language other than French (may include up to three units of MLL prefix courses);

    12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program;

    12 units of course work taken as partial completion of a single second major, a minor or a certificate;

    12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of a French Program advisor.

Related disciplines typically include linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, education, and any aspect of greater French and Francophone Study.

Where a course with a non-FR prefix is taken as a core requirement or elective for the French major, the said course may also (double) count towards Complementary Studies only via the Study Abroad option or the 2nd Major, Minor, or Certificate option listed above. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Foreign Language option are allowed a maximum of three units of overlap of MLL-prefix courses between French major and Complementary Studies units. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Related Subjects option are not allowed to double-count major and Complementary Studies units.

6

Electives met in the Major (18 units)

Choose any six courses in French numbered 300 to 699, not taken as a required course. At least three of these courses must be at the 400 level or above.