French

‌The French Program is designed to foster students' linguistic development and to provide a broad knowledge of French and Francophone cultures. Language courses emphasize communicative competence, but all skill areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) are developed. Technology and multimedia tools (DVDs, CDs, internet sources) enhance language learning. The program also offers courses in literature, culture and civilization, film, and comparative topics. Students are trained to think critically about language and culture. Courses incorporate textual and linguistic analysis, as well as the examination of the social, cultural, and historical context of the given country or countries. Study abroad opportunities are available. For further information on the program or on placement into French courses, please contact Professor Claire Marrone, Coordinator of the French Program.

Minor in French
For students who begin college study at the beginning (FR 101 - 102) or intermediate (FR 151–152) levels, the French minor requires the completion of 18 credits. Students begin accumulating credits toward the minor at the intermediate level. For students who begin college study at the advanced (FR 201–202) level or above, the minor requires the completion of 12 credits.

‎‌Required Courses for Minor:
  • FR 151* Intermediate French I
  • FR 152* Intermediate French II
  • FR 201* Topics in French Language and Culture I
  • FR 202* Topics in French Language and Culture II
  • The balance of credits may be chosen from advanced-level French courses

Associate in Arts General Studies

Emphasis Requirements (18 credits at the intermediate level [FR 151-152] and above

  • FR 151* Intermediate French I
  • FR 152* Intermediate French II
  • FR 201* Topics in French Language and Culture I
  • FR 202* Topics in French Language and Culture II
    and/or
  • 6 credits of upper-level French electives

*For students placed into courses above this level, the required credits will be completed through more advanced coursework.‎‌

Certificates in Advanced Language Study

Students can earn Certificates in Advanced Language Study after the completion of  6 credits at the advanced, third-year college level (201 or higher) in Spanish, French, or Italian.  Credit toward the certificates can be satisfied by coursework taken at Sacred Heart, study abroad credit, or transfer credit once the student has enrolled at our university.  Because the certificates carry only 6 credits, AP, IB, and CLEP credit are not accepted.  Students pursuing foreign language majors or minors would not earn certificates as they already would be formally minoring or majoring.

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