French Concentration

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, Foreign Languages majors in the French 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 French, of which 9 units at the 400 level are required15
Total Units30
1

Native and Heritage speakers of French may earn up to 6 units for FREN 301 and/or FREN 302 by taking the Departmental Challenge Exam.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 201 (Core 5)13FREN 202 (Core 12)13
Core 1 (or Core 2)3 Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 33Core 83
Core 43Core 103
Core 63Core 113
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 3013FREN 3023
Core 74Core 93-4
Core 133Elective 3
Core 143Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 329 or 3303Select one of the following:23
FREN 3xx Upper-Level Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 FREN 4xx Upper-Level Elective33
 Elective3
 Elective3
 Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
FREN 3xx Upper-Level Elective3Select one of the following:23
FREN 4xx Upper-Level Elective33
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 FREN 4xx Upper-Level Elective33
 Elective3
 Elective3
 Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 121-122
1

During their first academic year, students may take French Intermediate courses (FREN 201- FREN 202) if needed, or they may start with FREN 301 after consultation with a faculty adviser from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. 

2

Students are required to take three courses in literature and civilization at the 300 level. All students must take either FREN 329 or FREN 330.

3

With the permission of the department, students 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.

  1. Students are expected to achieve oral proficiency at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  2. Students are expected to achieve listening comprehension at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  3. Students are expected to achieve reading comprehension at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.
  4. Students are expected to demonstrate written proficiency at the Advanced Low level according to ACTFL standards.