French Literature/Professional Concentration

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, Foreign Languages majors in the French Literature/Professional Concentration must complete 30 units with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in French beyond the intermediate level. Of the 30 units, at least 15 units must be taken at Towson University.

Required Courses
FREN 301ADVANCED CONVERSATION 13
FREN 302ADVANCED COMPOSITION 13
Literature and Civilization Required Courses
FREN 329CONTEMPORARY FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION: 1945 TO PRESENT3
or FREN 330 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION
Select two of the following:6
EARLY FRENCH LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION: MIDDLE AGES TO 17TH CENTURY
18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION
19TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION
20TH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION
Electives
Select fifteen units in the target language, of which 9 units at the 400 level are required 215
1

Native and Heritage speakers of French may earn up to 6 units for FREN 301 and/or FREN 302 by taking the department’s credit for Prior Learning Exam. 

2

Students wishing to emphasize the Professional Concentration, with the permission of the department, can substitute the internship (FREN 497) for one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally completed in the junior or senior year, and students will need to complete 27 units beyond the ­intermediate level and have a GPA of at least 2.50 in French before applying for the internship.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 2013FREN 2023
 3 3
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 3013FREN 3023
 3 3
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 3293FREN 3283
FREN 3xx-4xx FREN Upper-Level Elective3FREN 3xx-4xx FREN Upper-Level Elective3
 6 6
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 3303FREN 4xx::FREN Upper-Level Elective3
FREN 4xx::FREN Upper-Level Elective3FREN 4xx::FREN Upper-Level Elective3
FREN 4xx::FREN Upper-Level Elective3 
 9 6
Total Units 39

1. Students are expected to achieve oral proficiency at the Intermediate Mid-level according to ACTFL standards.
2. Students are expected to achieve listening comprehension at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL standards.
3. Students are expected to achieve reading comprehension at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL standards.
4. Students are expected to demonstrate written proficiency at the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL