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BA in French Studies - Single Major

BA in French Studies - Single Major

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Scholarships No
The program in French Studies offers a wide range of courses in literatures and cultures from France, Africa north and south of the Sahara, the Caribbean, and Québec. It covers major chronological periods while simultaneously anchoring the study of French cultures in a broad spectrum of disciplines that include literary, film, art, and historical studies. The program also offers advanced French language instruction focusing on writing, translation, and literary analysis. An Honors track in French Studies provides seniors with the opportunity to develop individual research projects culminating in the Honors thesis. We strongly encourage students to spend time studying in a francophone country, and to that end the faculty and the Office of Academic Advising will help them select an appropriate program. For more information, please see the French Studies website External Link. Program Learning Outcomes for BA in French Studies Students graduating from this program will: 1. Communicate fluently in spoken and written French at an advanced level, as indicated by the ability to: understand spoken French, converse in French, critically read and translate French texts, and write in multiple genres in French. 2. Achieve the cultural literacy necessary for studying abroad or practicing internationally-based professions by demonstrating an understanding of the major social, cultural, and political stakes of the French and Francophone world, past and present. 3. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of French studies through critical investigations of French literature, art, film, and other cultural forms. 4. Understand French language and culture not as isolated geographic phenomena, but in the wider context of multicultural exchange and globalization. 5. Learn and apply various research skills, including critical thinking and reading skills, theory, and criticism, to French texts (broadly construed) in order to produce new critical insights verbally or in writing. Degree Requirements for BA in French Studies For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Single Major 30 semester hours in 300 or 400 level courses (at the 300 or 400 level), which must include FREN 302 Writing Workshop, seven electives (at least three at the 400 level), and two of the three following courses: FREN 311 Major Literary Works and Artifacts of Pre-Revolutionary France FREN 312 Major Literary Works and Artifacts of Post-Revolutionary France: The Romantic Legacy FREN 313 Major Literary Works and Artifacts of the Francophone World.

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