May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

French, B.A.

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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in French will:

  • Demonstrate language skills (i.e., reading and listening comprehension, speaking, and writing) that aid in the communication and understanding among persons and groups of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competent listening comprehension by responding appropriately to statements and questions made.
  • Demonstrate competent speaking ability by responding appropriately and using appropriate word choices and grammar.
  • Demonstrate competent reading comprehension by appropriately responding and reacting to material read, including extended authentic texts in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate competent writing ability by using correct vocabulary and grammar while producing more complex, organized documents in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and creative insights in the disciplined study of cultural media (such as literature and film) and linguistics. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Consistently combine knowledge of the text or topic with critical analysis and creative insights.
  • Demonstrate fluency and coherence when presenting ideas in writing and in speech. Specifically, students will be able to: 
  • Consistently present ideas in a coherent fashion and with a fluency in the language appropriate for the course level.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (48-50 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)

French Major Requirements (30 hours)

French majors complete 30 hours. Twenty-seven hours must be at the 3000 and 4000 levels, and at least 15 hours must be at the 4000 level. At least 24 of the 30 hours must be taken in courses taught in French.


*Students majoring in French may count FR 2013  toward both General Curriculum and French major requirements.

Major Electives (15 hours)

Up to six hours, including LANG 4003 Methods of Teaching Languages , may be taken in related courses designated LANG or CPLT, with prior approval of the major advisor. Other appropriate courses may be approved by special permission of the major advisor and department chair.


After adequate preparation of students to an advanced French proficiency, one semester of study abroad is required, but this requirement can be waived for A&S students who demonstrate that it imposes a significant hardship.

Required Minor (12 hours)

Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (28-30 hours)

Total: 120 hours

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