Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Languages: French Emphasis Area, BA


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Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages provides a broadly humanistic course of study in seven areas of concentration: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. This course of study seeks to provide students with basic competence in both the relevant language and the literary and cultural heritage pertaining to that language. Moreover, students will be required to take at least two courses in cultural inquiry which are designed to sharpen their sense of cultural difference, to enhance their critical thinking skills, and to prepare them for citizenship in a global community of diverse cultural precepts and practices. In this respect, the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the international arena as well as for the kinds of graduate programs that are an appropriate starting point for such careers.

All Modern Languages students are required to study abroad with a Clemson-approved program for at least one semester in the case of Japanese and Spanish or for at least two semesters in the case of French and German.

As a condition of graduation, students in the Modern Languages program will be required to pass a noncredit examination and to submit an electronic portfolio in the relevant language to assess their competence in that language. Students should see their advisor for details. Both assessments take place in the student’s last full semester of study.

Emphasis Area


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • FR 1020 - Elementary French 4 Credits 1
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Natural Science Requirement 4 Credits 2
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Elective 2 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • FR 2010 - Intermediate French 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Fine Arts Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 4 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • FR 2020 - Intermediate French 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • History Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • LANG 4990 - Language Portfolio 2 Credits
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 4 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 120


1 Students who have had previous instruction in French may take an accelerated one-semester course that covers the material presented in the standard first-year sequence. They must then take four additional elective credit hours.

2 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

3 Select from any AAH course, MUSC 1420 , MUSC 2100 , MUSC 2950 , MUSC 3140 , MUSC 3180 , MUSC 3290 , MUSC 3620 , MUSC 3630 , MUSC 3640 , MUSC 3690 , MUSC 3700 , MUSC 3710 , MUSC 3720 , MUSC 3980 , MUSC 4150 , THEA 2100 , THEA 2950 , THEA 3150 , THEA 3160 , THEA 3170 , THEA 3180 , THEA 3470 , THEA 3720 , THEA 3790 , THEA 3980 , THEA 4300  for a total of three credits.

4 Select from HIST 3700 , HIST 3720 , HIST 3730 , HIST 3740 , HIST 3750 , HIST 3770 , HIST 3780 , HIST 3840 , HIST 4200 , HIST 4700 , HIST 4710 , HIST 4950  

5 Course not offered at Clemson; must be taken abroad

6 Three credit hours from FR 3000  or FR 3040 , three credit hours from FR 3070  or FR 3170  , and a minimum of nine credit hours of FR 3000-4000-level courses (except FR 4380  or FR 4390 ) is required, of which at least one course must be in literature at the 4000 level (select from FR 4000 , FR 4100 , FR 4120 , FR 4200 , FR 4750 , FR 4760 , FR 4770 , FR 4990 ). No more than one course taught in English may be taken.

7 Select from FR 4000 , FR 4100 , FR 4120 , FR 4200 , FR 4390 , FR 4750 , FR 4760 , FR 4770 , FR 4910 , FR 4990 , WS 3010 , WS 4590 , or any 3000- or 4000-level ENGL, HUM, PHIL, REL courses. A maximum of three credits may be in the target language.

8 Select from ENGL 4350 , ENGL 4360 , ENGL 4400 , ENGL 4510 , FR 4750 , FR 4760 , FR 4770 , LANG 3000 , LANG 3400 , LANG 3420 , LANG 3560 LANG 3710 , LANG 4500 , LANG 4540 , LANG 4600 , LANG 4620 , PHIL 3150 , PHIL 3160 , PHIL 3170 , PHIL 3180 , PHIL 3200 , PHIL 3210 , PHIL 3480 , PHIL 3490 , PHIL 4010 , PHIL 4020 , PHIL 4220 , PHIL 4750 . A maximum of three credits may be in the target language.

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