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World Languages and Literatures

BA - French

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements45
Of the 51 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major15-19
FREN 025A. Intermediate French: ReadingC23
FREN 025B. Intermediate French: WritingC23
FREN 025C. Intermediate French: Oral Communication3
Or equivalent
One year of a second world language, ancient or modern (or equivalent)6-10
Requirement 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 Electives0-13

Total Units:120