Hours46.5 - 67.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 15 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Complete a minor (approximately 16-21 hours) or 15 hours of course work in an area approved by the major advisor. Courses must be approved before the senior year.
It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 2-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Fren 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived with previous equivalent language experience.)
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
requirement 4 Complete 1 option
option 4.1 Complete 5 courses
Note: French majors can select Fren 445, 490R, or Bus M 596R as one of the five required 400-level courses to count toward the major.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Students who need to strengthen oral skills should enroll in Fren 211R, 311R, and 411R.
Program Outcomes

Language Competence

Demonstrate advanced proficiency in French language skills. For speaking and writing, "advanced" corresponds to officially designated ACTFL guidelines and ratings.

Research Skills

Analyze the literature, language, and cultures of the French-speaking world, drawing upon an ability to evaluate and synthesize relevant primary and critical sources.

Critical Thinking

Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate literary, cultural, and linguistic problems from the French-speaking world and to discuss them in clear written and oral expression.

Portable Competencies

Graduates in French are able to synthesize and interpret information, communicate effectively, and navigate cultural difference. They can articulate the value of their humanities degree and the relationship between their academic experience and personal and professional goals. This results from coursework but also from experiential learning such as study abroad and internships.