Modern Languages Major and Minor Requirements

French

Department: Modern Languages
Department Chair: D. Alsop
Department Members: D. Alsop, J. Brown, S. Colburn-Alsop, K. Johnston, A. Formoso-Mayán, K. Wasielewski

Major: French
Minor: French

The challenges of today’s world require men and women educated within a multilingual and multicultural perspective. The department of modern languages is dedicated to meeting those challenges by offering programs that open career opportunities in journalism, international business, law, Foreign Service, social and medical services, tourism, and teaching.

The department offers majors and minors in French and Spanish. The possibility of pursuing an individualized minor in language studies or other related areas can be investigated through the individualized minor program.

One semester of a modern foreign language at the 210 course level or higher will satisfy the international exploratory requirement. One semester of a modern language at the 211 course level will satisfy the diversity exploratory requirement.

Advanced Placement
Students who upon matriculation do not demonstrate proficiency equivalent to satisfactory completion of a Franklin College foreign language course numbered 111 or higher or the equivalent at another institution must complete such a course prior to graduation. If a student takes the French or Spanish placement test and places above the first-semester level, the student is eligible to receive credits for the courses below the level into which they placed, provided they successfully complete with a grade of C- or above, at Franklin College, the course into which they placed. Students may earn up to 12 hours for French or Spanish placement. Example: Students who place into the 300 level of French will receive 12 credit hours for FRE 111, 210 and 211 upon the successful completion of a 300-level course by earning a grade of C- or better. Students who place into the 200 level of French will receive eight credit hours for FRE 110 and 111 upon the successful completion of a 200-level course by earning a grade of C- or better. Credits for FRE 210 and 211 count toward the French major and minor and toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation. Advanced Placement credit for FRE 210 will fulfill the International exploratory, and Advanced Placement credit for FRE 211 will fulfill the Diversity exploratory. Credits for FRE 110 and FRE 111 only apply toward the 120 credit hours needed for graduation.

Note: Students must receive a grade of C- or better in a class in order to continue to the next level.

French Major
The minimum requirement for a modern language major is 28 semester hours, numbered above 111 and excluding 459. Students must take at least one literature course and must receive a grade of C- or better in all 28 semester hours. The courses chosen by the student for the related field requirement must have department approval.

A maximum of 8 hours of transfer credit, AP credit, and/or advance-placement credit can be applied to the 28 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above required for the French major. In order to complete the French major, students must therefore complete at least 20 credit hours of French coursework at the 200-level or above at Franklin College, including a literature or culture class.

For French majors who spend a semester abroad in a French-speaking country, an additional 8 hours of study abroad credit can be applied to the 28 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above, pending departmental approval prior to the term abroad.

Minimum of 28 credit hours from the following courses
Must include at least one literature course
FRE 210 Intermediate French I
FRE 211 Intermediate French II
FRE 300 Topics in French
FRE 314 Career French
FRE 315 Advanced Writing and Grammar
FRE 331 French Civilization
FRE 332 Masterpieces of French Literature
FRE 334 Francophone Culture
FRE 337 The Nineteenth-Century Novel
FRE/CAN 340 Francophone Canadian Literature

All of the following courses
FRE 498 Portfolio
FRE 499 Senior Essay
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship
SNR/SNT 489 (FRE) Senior Year Internship/Project

Related Field
12 credit hours – courses chosen must have department approval and be submitted to the Academic Records Office. All related field courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

French Minor
A maximum of 8 hours of transfer credit, AP credit, advance-placement credit, and/or study-abroad credit can be applied to the 20 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above required for the French minor. In order to complete the French minor, students must therefore complete at least 12 credit hours of French coursework at the 200-level or above at Franklin College, including a literature or culture class.

Required Courses
FRE 210 Intermediate French I
FRE 211 Intermediate French II
FRE 314 Career French
FRE 315 Advanced Writing and Grammar

One of the following courses
FRE 300 Topics in French
FRE 331 French Civilization
FRE 332 Masterpieces of French Literature
FRE 334 Francophone Culture
FRE 337 The Nineteenth-Century Novel
FRE/CAN 340 Francophone Canadian Literature

 

Spanish

Department: Modern Languages
Department Chair: D. Alsop
Department Members: D. Alsop, J. Brown, S. Colburn-Alsop, A. Formoso-Mayán, K. Johnston, and K. Wasielewski

Major: Spanish
Minor: Spanish

The challenges of today’s world require men and women educated within a multilingual and multicultural perspective.

The department of modern languages is dedicated to meeting those challenges by offering programs that open career opportunities in journalism, international business, law, Foreign Service, social and medical services, tourism, and teaching.

The department offers majors and minors in French and Spanish. The possibility of pursuing an individualized minor in language studies or other related areas can be investigated through the individualized minor program.

One semester of a modern foreign language at the 210 course level or higher will satisfy the international exploratory requirement. One semester of a modern foreign language at the 211 course level will satisfy the diversity exploratory requirement.

Advanced Placement
Students who upon matriculation do not demonstrate proficiency equivalent to satisfactory completion of a Franklin College foreign language course numbered 111 or higher or the equivalent at another institution must complete such a course prior to graduation. If a student takes the French or Spanish placement test and places above the first-semester level, the student is eligible to receive credits for the courses below the level into which they placed, provided they successfully complete with a C- or above, at Franklin College, the course into which they placed. Students may earn up to 12 hours for French or Spanish placement. Example: Students who place into the 300 level of Spanish will receive 12 credit hours for SPA 111, 210 and 211 upon the successful completion of a 300-level course by earning a grade of C- or better. Students who place into the 200 level of Spanish will receive eight credit hours for SPA 110 and 111 upon the successful completion of a 200-level course by earning a grade of C- or better. Credits for SPA 210 and 211 count toward the Spanish major and minor and toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation. Advanced Placement credit for SPA 210 will fulfill the International exploratory, and Advanced Placement credit for SPA 211 will fulfill the Diversity exploratory. Credits for SPA 110 and SPA 111 only apply toward the 120 credit hours needed for graduation.

Helpful Notes
•  The Advanced Skills courses (AS) can be taken in any order.
•  The prerequisite for any Advanced Culture/Literature (CL) course is SPA 315 and any other Advanced Skills (AS) course. In other words, SPA 315 plus one of the following: SPA 300 (AS), SPA 312, SPA 313, SPA 314, SPA 316, SPA 317, or SPA 318, unless the student receives departmental approval.
•  Students must receive a grade of C- or better in a class in order to continue to the next level.
•  SPA 300 Topics in Spanish may be taken more than once as long as topic differs. Depending on topic, it may count as Advanced Skills or Advanced Culture/Literature. Check description of each individual course offering for designation or contact the department for questions.

Spanish Major
The minimum requirement for a foreign language major is 28 semester hours, numbered above 111. The advanced courses, SPA 300 and above, are structured in two tiers, Advanced Skills (AS) and Advanced Culture/Literature (CL), which are designated in the list below. Students must take at least two Advanced Culture/Literature courses (CL) on the Franklin College campus or an approved campus exchange course and must receive a grade of C- or better in all 28 semester hours. The courses chosen by the student for the related field requirement must have department approval.

A maximum of 8 hours of transfer credit, AP credit, and/or advance-placement credit can be applied to the 28 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above required for the Spanish major. In order to complete the Spanish major, students must complete at least 20 credit hours of Spanish coursework at the 200-level or above at Franklin College, including two Culture/Literature classes. For Spanish majors who spend a semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, an additional 8 hours of study abroad credit can be applied to the 28 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above, pending departmental approval prior to the term abroad. Only 4 of the possible 8 hours can be applied to the Culture/Literature requirement; the remaining 4 must be completed at Franklin College.

Minimum of 28 credit hours from the following
Must include at least two Culture/Literature Courses; CL = Culture/Literature, AS = Advanced Skills

Required Courses
SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish
SPA 211 Intermediate Reading, Writing, and Discussion
SPA 315 Advanced Grammar and Composition (AS)

At least four hours from the following courses
SPA 300 Topics in Spanish (AS)
SPA 312 Pronunciation for Communication (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 313 Altruism and Civic Engagement in Latino Communities (AS)
SPA 314 Spanish in the Work World (AS)
SPA 316 One-Act Plays for Fluency (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 317 Hispanic Visual Arts (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 318 Hispanic Civilization and Culture (AS: 2 or 4 hours)

At least two of the following courses
SPA 300 Topics in Spanish (CL)
SPA 330 Chicano-Riqueños (CL)
SPA 331 Uncovering Latin America: Getting to Know the Unknown (CL)
SPA 332 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (CL)
SPA 334 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature (CL)
SPA 337 Golden Age of Spanish Literature (CL)

All of the following courses
PDP 200 Preparing for Your Internship
SNR/SNT 489 SPA Senior Year Internship/Project
SPA 498 Portfolio
SPA 499 Senior Essay

Related field
12 credit hours – courses chosen must have department approval and be submitted to the Academic Records Office. All related field courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Spanish Minor
The minimum requirement for a Spanish minor is 20 semester hours, numbered above 111. The advanced courses, SPA 300 and above, are structured in two tiers, Advanced Skills (AS) and Advanced Culture/Literature (CL), which are designated in the list below. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all 20 semester hours.

A maximum of 8 hours of transfer credit, AP credit, advance-placement credit, and/or study-abroad credit can be applied to the 20 hours of coursework at the 200-level or above required for the Spanish minor. In order to complete the Spanish minor, students must complete at least 12 credit hours of Spanish coursework at the 200-level or above at Franklin College.

Required Courses (AS = Advanced Skills, CL = Culture Literature)
SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish
SPA 211 Intermediate Reading, Writing, and Discussion
SPA 315 Advanced Grammar and Composition (AS)

Eight hours from the following courses
SPA 300 Topics in Spanish (AS/CL)
SPA 312 Pronunciation for Communication (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 313 Altruism and Civic Engagement in Latino Communities (AS)
SPA 314 Spanish in the Work World (AS)
SPA 316 One-Act Plays for Fluency (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 317 Hispanic Visual Arts (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 318 Hispanic Civilization and Culture (AS: 2 or 4 hours)
SPA 330 Chicano-Riqueños (CL)
SPA 331 Uncovering Latin America: Getting to Know the Unknown (CL)
SPA 332 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (CL)
SPA 334 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature (CL)
SPA 337 Golden Age of Spanish Literature (CL)

 

POSTED-Nov. 29, 2018