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World Languages and Literatures

BA - French

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements41
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major15-19
FREN 025A. Intermediate French: ReadingC23
FREN 025B. Intermediate French: WritingC23
FREN 025C. Intermediate French: Oral Communication3
(Or FREN 25 A/B/C equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
One year of a second world language, ancient or modern (or equivalent)6-10
Requirements of the Major33
FREN 101A. Advanced French: Reading and Writing3
FREN 101B. Advanced French: Written Communication3
FREN 101C. Advanced French: Oral Communication3
FORL 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
Complete one course from:
FREN 102A. French Culture3
FREN 102B. Francophone Cultures: Through Literature and CinemaV3
FREN 102C. French Culture3
Complete six courses from:
FREN 105. Advanced Grammar: Phonetic Analysis3
FREN 110. Advanced Grammar: Grammatical Analysis3
FREN 120A. French Literature from the Middle Ages to 16003
FREN 120B. French Literature of the Seventeenth through the Eighteenth Centuries3
FREN 132. Special Topics in French for Careers3
FREN 140A. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century3
FREN 140B. French Literature 20th-21st Centuries3
FREN 160. Masters of French Literature3
FREN 170. Translation and Comparative Stylistics3
Required Minor12-21
University Electives6-19

Total Units:120