Bachelor of Arts in French Roadmap
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 44
The number of lower-division courses required depends on the student's score on the Placement Test in French. If a lower-division course is 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:
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.
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.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category 3 or 4 may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.
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:
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.
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.