B.A. / Minor Requirements
The academic program in French consists of an undergraduate major or minor, with possible specialization in Education. The program offers preparation in core language courses, plus the opportunity to concentrate on French literature or on more practical areas such as advanced conversation, advanced composition, civilization and culture, and business French. Our flexible course schedule allows for students from other liberal arts disciplines to complete their foreign language requirement quickly. Many courses possess a WebCT component, and several have ancillary materials available online.
The Undergraduate Major
The French major requires the completion of the College of Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, plus a minimum of 27 hours of French courses in core and elective categories. Students must also declare a minor field of study, required by all students pursuing a liberal arts degree. The undergraduate advisor can recommend minors that are compatible with the major in French.
Advising is required each semester for undergraduate majors in French. The undergraduate French advisor is Dr. Lowry Martin. You can reach him at (915) 747-7045 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is in LART 112.
Core Courses for the Major: 30 hours, of which at least 24 hours at 3300-4300 level. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required to graduate. [Note that while you may begin French courses at UTEP as an absolute novice, FREN 1301 and 1302 do not count toward the hours required for a French major or minor.]
FREN 1301 French One
FREN 1302 French Two
FREN 2301 French Three
FREN 2302 French Four
FREN 3300 Introduction to Literary Analysis
Elective Courses: 15 semester hours must be selected from the courses listed below:
FREN 2322, The Making of the "Other" Americas
FREN 3301, Survey of French Literature, 842-1799
FREN 3303, Survey of French Literature, 1800 – Present
FREN 3305, French Phonology and Phonetics
FREN 3320, French Civilization
FREN 3355, Assuming the Power of Speech
FREN 3357, Written Expssn:Modalities/Comp
FREN 4301, Methods of Foreign Language Instruction
FREN 4387, Poetry, Art of Ages:Lai to Rai (may be repeated once when the topic varies)
FREN 4388, Pleasure of Text: Genre, Narra (may be repeated once when the topic varies)
FREN 4389, Acting Out:Spectacle & Stage (may be repeated once when the topic varies)
FREN 4390, Topics in French (may be repeated for credit when topics vary)
The French Minor
The French minor requires the completion of the College of Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LINK), a major in a related field, and a minimum of 18 hours of French courses; 9 of the 18 hours, minimum, must be at the 3300-4300 level. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to receive credit for courses. The courses are as follows:
§ Core/Required Courses for the Minor: 6 Hours
French 2301 French Three (Pre-requisite: FREN 1302 or placement test score)
French 2302 French Four (Pre-requisite: FREN 2301 or placement test score)
Select at least 12 Advanced Hours from the courses listed for the French Major, above.