French

Requirements for a Major in French Studies
11 units with the following distribution, with 4 courses permitted in English.

Required courses – 6 units as follows:
Language classes         FR 117, 231, 232
Literature class            FR 251

Senior RFT (2 units) 
FR 400 taken concurrently with one of the following upper-level French classes: 333, 334, 346.

Electives – 5 units as follows:
To be chosen from literature/film courses listed below, culture/civilization courses listed below and credits from Study Abroad courses.

Language Classes
107 Accelerated Elementary French
117 Accelerated Intermediate French
231 Artistic Adventures: Advanced French Conversation and Composition
232 People and Politics in the French-Speaking World

Literature/Film Classes
230 The Art of the Flaneur: Paris in Literature, Art and Film (Winter Intersession class in Paris)
234 Introduction to French Translation
241 French Civilization
242 Francophone Civilization
251 Introduction to Literature in French
310 Cities and Perversities: Literature in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona (in translation)
320 French Masterworks in Translation
333 Nineteenth Century French Literature
334 Twentieth Century French Literature
335 French Beyond France: An Introduction to la Francophonie
346 A Window on France: French Literature Survey
351 French Women Writers in Translation
352 Cities in the Francophone World
355 Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature    (in translation)
356 French Cinema: Retrogrades, Rebels and Realists
400 Senior Learning Community: French Expository Writing

Culture/Civilization Classes
History 112    Western civilization in Modern Times
Art 112           Modern Art: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Art 217           Medieval Art
Art 218           Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona
Politics 232     Comparative European Politics
History 269     Modern France and the World
History 282     Working Stiffs and Welfare Moms: Love and Labor in the Modern World
History 284     Women and Men in Modern Europe and the World
History 286     On the Screen: Gender, Class and Culture in Film
Philosophy 213 Existentialism

Requirements for a Dual Major of French Studies and Childhood Education
For the Education course requirements consult the Education section.
For the French component of the Dual Major a total of 10 units is required.

Requirements for a Minor in French

The French minor consists of a total of 6 units, which may include the following courses: FR 107, 111, 112, 231, 232, 251; and a choice of electives in French to obtain 11 units.Students starting their French studies at a level higher than FR 107 must take more electives in order to complete the minor.  One course may be taken in English translation. 

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

FR 107: Accelerated Elementary French

This fast-paced is designed exclusively for students with 0–2 years of high school French.

Offered spring semester only

 FR 111: Intermediate French I

 Designed for students with 2–3 years of high school instruction or 2 semesters of college French. Native speakers of French must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered fall semester only.

FR 112: Intermediate French II

 Designed for students who have taken French 111 or have had either 3-4 years of high school instruction or 3 semesters of college French.  Native speakers must begin their formal college study of the language at the 231-232–level or higher, depending on their background. Offered spring semester only.

 Fr 231: Artistic Adventures: French Composition and Conversation I

This course focuses on speaking and writing skills at the advanced level, while it exposes students to the visual arts in France and the Francophone world. Designed for those who have taken French 112 or possess 4 years of high school experience. Native speakers of French are welcome. Offered fall semester only.

FR 232: People and Politics in the French Speaking World: Advanced French Composition and Conversation II

As a continuation of French 231, this course focuses on more advanced speaking and writing strategies while it exposes students to various historical, political and cultural manifestations in France and the Francophone world.  Designed for those who have taken French 231. Native speakers of French are welcome.

FR 251: Introduction to Literature in French.

The course aims to develop students' literary analysis through studying examples of poetry, theatre and prose in French. Material is arranged thematically, e.g. the theme of love, death or identity, and includes texts from both France and the Francophone world. The course also introduces students to major research sources as well as to the nature and methodology of writing scholarly papers.

FOUNDATION COURSES:

H:  Honors class

W: Writing Intensive

G:  Counts toward the Gender Studies Minor

F:  Counts towards the Film Studies Major or Minor

___ French 107: Accelerated Elementary French

___ French 111: Intermediate French I (Fall)

___ French 112: Intermediate French II (Spring)

___ French 231: Artistic Adventures: Composition & Conversation I (Fall)

___ French 232: People and Politics in the French Speaking World: Advanced Composition & Conversation II

___ French 251: Introduction to Literature in French

 ELECTIVES – UNITS TO BE CHOSEN AMONG THE FOLLOWING:

 ___ French 230: The Art of the Flâneur: Paris in Literature and Film (F)

 ___ French 234: Introduction to French Translation

___ French 241: French Civilization

___ French 242: Francophone Civilization

___ FR 310: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona

___ French 320: French Masterworks in Translation

___ French 333: Nineteenth-Century French Literature

___ French 334: Twentieth-Century French Literature

___ French 335: French Beyond France: An Introduction to La Francophonie

___ French 346: A Window on France: French Literature Survey

___ French 351: French Women Writers in Translation (G)

French 291: Special Topics classes:

___ French 291: Introduction to “French” through Cinema, Literature, Art, and Music (only for Freshmen enrolled in LC: Global Travels through Cultural Studies)

___ French 291: Voyages in 19th-Century French Literature and Music

___ French 352: Cities in the Francophone World

___ French 355: Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature (in translation)

___ French 356: French Cinema: Retrogrades, Rebels, and Realists (H) (W) (F)

___ French 400: Senior Reflective Tutorial: French Expository Writing (W)

___ Approved French elective classes taken abroad in France or another Francophone country

 ELECTIVES IN ENGLISH (only one course taken in English counts towards the minor:

___Modern Languages 316: International Filmmakers (H)

___ History 112: Western civilization in Modern Times

___ Art 112: Modern Art: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

___ Art 217: Medieval Art

___ Phil 213: Existentialism

___ Art 218: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona

___ Politics 232: Comparative European Politics

___ Gov 272: Feminist Political Theory (G)

___ History 269: Modern France and the World

___ History 282: Working Stiffs and Welfare Moms: Love and Labor in the Modern World

___ History 284: Women and Men in Modern Europe and the World

___ History 286: On the Screen: Gender, Class and Culture in Film (G)

___ English 310: Cities and Perversities: Art in Turn-of-the-Century Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

 French majors are required to study abroad. Credit from Wagner-approved study-abroad programs may be used for completing a major in French.  In addition to meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator, students must have their study abroad courses approved by the chair of the department.  Studying abroad for a summer or a semester fulfills the Intermediate Learning Community requirement at Wagner (ILC).

Wagner offers students a wide array of study abroad opportunities in France and other French-speaking countries.  For more information, please speak to your French instructor and visit the Center for Intercultural Advancement in Union 204.

 

For further information on the French major:

Dr. Dane Stalcup: dane.stalcup@wagner.edu

Dr. Katica Urbanc: kurbanc@wagner.edu

Revised 10/16