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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
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. 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 GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
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 GovernmentD3+US1233
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 Major20
FREN 025A. Intermediate French: ReadingC24
FREN 025B. Intermediate French: WritingC24
(Or equivalent)
Foreign Language Requirement
12 units of a second world language (or equivalent)12
Requirements of the Major42-43
FORL 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
FREN 102B. Francophone Cultures: Through Literature and CinemaV3
Complete 2-3 course from:
FREN 101A. Advanced French: Reading and Writing4
FREN 101B. Advanced French: Written Communication4
FREN 101C. Advanced French: Oral Communication4
Complete 1-4 courses from:
FREN 105. Advanced Grammar: Phonetic Analysis4
FREN 110. Advanced Grammar: Grammatical Analysis4
FREN 132. Special Topics in French for Careers4
FREN 170. Translation and Comparative Stylistics4
Complete 2-4 course from:
FREN 120A. French Literature from the Middle Ages to 16004
FREN 120B. French Literature of the Seventeenth through the Eighteenth Centuries4
FREN 140A. French Literature of the Nineteenth Century4
FREN 140B. French Literature 20th-21st Centuries4
Major Electives12
FREN 102A. French Culture4
FREN 102C. French Culture4
FREN 160. Masters of French Literature4
University Electives16-17

Total Units:120