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Studying French at Regis

Study of the language of diverse cultures, literature and history of Francophone countries and regions. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.
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B.A. in French

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in French concentrates on the study of language and the diverse cultures, literature and history of Francophone countries and regions. In addition, students are encouraged to participate in service and community-based learning as well as internship and study abroad programs in order to strengthen language proficiency and reinforce the multicultural dimensions of the learning experience. This degree seeks to advance proficiency in all linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing combined with the development of multicultural awareness through the analysis of literary and non-literary texts.

Foreign language acquisition and the study of diverse cultures and histories are an important means to developing the capacity to think and act globally in an ever-changing, internationally connected world.  Language skills also help make connections that lead to sounder critical thinking and clearer insight into one’s own language. The combination of a foreign language degree with another major or minor is a good choice for students interested in combining advanced knowledge of foreign languages with study of other fields leading to expanded employment opportunities. Proficiency in a foreign language and awareness of different cultures are valuable assets in many majors and careers, including health care, education, international relations, international business and banking, journalism and mass communication, government, justice studies and law.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in French. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements*  (20-29 credit hours)
The equivalent of second-year written and oral proficiency in another foreign language or the equivalent of first-year proficiency in another foreign language plus a six semester hour combination selected from the following options:
Phonetics (if not already counted toward major) 3-6 credit hours
Coursework towards certification in English as a second language 3-6 credit hours
Coursework in bilingual education 3-6 credit hours
Spanish for health care practitioners (if not already counted toward major) 3 credit hours
Related coursework in other academic fields subject to departmental approval 3 credit hours
Full-time enrollment for a minimum of one semester in a non-English-based study abroad program 6 credit hours
Upper Division Requirements  (25 credit hours)
Twenty-two upper division semester hours of French courses, which must include:
FR 409 Advanced French I (3 ch)
FR 410 Advanced French II
FR 411 Advanced French III
FR 415 French Politics and Culture
FR 460 Romance Linguistics
FR 499 Senior Seminar
6 credit hours Upper Division French Electives
3 credit hours Upper division semester hours in a related field selected in consultation with the French advisor.
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 31 credit hours

How to Apply

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