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2020-2021 General Catalog 
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French, B.A.

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The purpose of the French major is to enable students to attain an advanced level of competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to provide them with a comprehensive knowledge of the historic and contemporary culture and institutions of France and the Francophone world. The French language is studied not as an end in itself, but as a vehicle for students’ broader and more informed participation in their chosen fields. Students who study French at SSU also have the option of completing a portion of the course work in France (Paris or Aix-en-Provence) or in Canada, and should visit the International Programs Office for details.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (44 units, 4 in major) 44  
  Major requirements 32  
  General electives 44  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Note: Students should note the prerequisites for upper-division courses.


Total units in the major: 32

Sample Four-Year Program

French, B.A.

Variations are easily accommodated in the sequencing of GE requirements, but should be made in consultation with an advisor. Note that courses designated as “elective or minor” total 38 units and could easily accommodate a second major (depending on the selected double major, which might require one or two additional courses). Careful planning and early identification of a second major make this feasible. A variation would be to complete the junior or senior year in the CSU International Program, meeting some upper-division French requirements in a single year, and completing the second major in the other upper-division year at SSU.

* Either B1 or B3 must have a lab.

** Counts as C3.

*** Important to take World History before upper-division French.

**** Can be an early prerequisite for business majors or minors, and might be taken earlier, or later, for those who decide at a later date on an internationally-oriented career other than business.

§ Advantage of taking D3 and D4 together: understanding the U.S. Constitution in connection with U.S. history.

Freshman Year: 30 Units

Sophomore Year: 31 Units

Spring Semester (16 Units)

Junior Year: 30 Units

Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 29 Units

Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (14 Units)

Total Units: 120

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