B.A. in French | Kent State University

Students in the Bachelor of Arts program in French study the language, literature and culture of France and Francophone countries.

They gain a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing, and oral/aural skills in the French language. To help students gain proficiency, the French unit has a weekly French table. A conversation course sometimes involves speaking to people in France live via teleconferencing and an occasional French film. Kent State also offers study- abroad programs in France during the academic year. 

Students interested in declaring the B.A. in French should contact the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, where advising is mandatory.

Major Requirements:

ALL MCLS MINORS AND MAJORS MUST CONSULT AN MCLS ADVISOR EACH SEMESTER.

ALL UPPER DIVISION COURSES ARE RESTRICTED. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM AN MCLS ADVISOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN SUCH COURSES.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA is required for graduation.

Teaching licensure candidates must also complete a Minor in Education.

Study Abroad:

Through the University's Office of Global Education, students may participate in the Geneva semester on International Affairs in Switzerland and pursue studies of the United Nations, international business and economics, and French studies. An exchange program with the University of Bordeaux III allows an opportunity for students to live for a year with French-speaking families and study French as a second language intensively. Students with more advanced skills may study Political Science and Economics at the University of Bordeaux IV.

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