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Modern Languages and Literature (BA) - French Concentration

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General Education Requirements (53-57 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (5 Courses, 15 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 6 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L.  Note: BLY 121 and BLY 122 are restricted to Arts and Sciences science majors, Allied Health science majors, Engineering majors, and Computer Science majors. Students cannot receive credit for both BLY 101 and BLY 121 or for both BLY 122 and BLY 102.

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V (3 Courses, 9-10 Hours)

  1.  Foreign Language. 6 hours from any one group:

    LG 101 & LG 102, LGS 106 & LGS 107, LGS 110 & LGS 111, LG 111 & LG 112 or proficiency test or LG 113, LG 121 & LG 122, LG 131 & LG 132 or proficiency test or LG 134, LGS 131 & LGS 132, LG 141 & LG 142, LGS 141 & LGS 142, LG 151 & LG 152 or proficiency test or LG 153, LGS 161 & LGS 162, LG 171 & LG 172 or LG 173, LGS 171 & LGS 172, LGS 181 & LGS 182 

    Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency test offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at the level equivalent to the second semester of the foreign language sequence, or by passing another test (e.g., AP (Advanced Placement) or CLEP (College Level Examination Program) at the equivalent level). Students who pass a proficiency test at the level equivalent to first semester of the foreign language sequence are required to complete only the second semester and will fulfill the foreign language requirement with 3 credit hours of course work.

  2.  Natural Sciences/Math. 3-4 hour lab science or math/stat course from:

    AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L,  ST 210, MA 113- 299 (except 201 and 202).

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136)

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.

Major Requirements (49 Hours)

Modern Languages and Literature Core (9 Courses, 25 Hours)

  1. 25 hours: IS 100, LG 110, LG 205, EH 235, IST 300, LG 290 or LG 390, LG 390, LG 490, LG 480

French Concentration (8 Courses, 24 Hours)

  1. 18 hours: Introductory sequence:  LG 111, LG 112, Intermediate sequence:  LG 211 and LG 212,or LG213, LG 326, LG 327

  2. 6 hours from:  LG 311, LG 312, LG 314, LG 412, LG 415, LG 416, LG 492

 

Minor or Concentration Requirements (18-24 Hours)

A minor or a concentration in a second language is required for this degree program


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Additional Information

 

  

Modern Languages and Literature (BA):  French Concentration (124 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CAS 100 First Year - College Success 2
EH 101* English Composition I 3
LG 111  Introductory French I 3
Natural Science with Lab **Area III, B 4
LG 110 World Languages 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
Math course MA 110 or higher (**Area III, A) 3
IS 100 Global Issues 3
LG 112 Introductory French Ii 3
Social/Behavioral Elective **Area IV 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CA 110 Public Speaking  3
Natural Science with Lab **Area III, B 4
EH 235 World Literature I 3
LG 211 Intermediate French I 3
Course for Minor or Concentration    3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
LG 205 Literature in Translation 3
EH 236** World Literature Ii 3
Social/Behavioral Elective **Area IV 4
LG 212 Intermediate French II 3
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
     
      Total Hours  16

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
History US or Western Civilization I (**Area IV) 3
LG 326 Advanced French Grammar and Conversation 3
Natural Science with Lab **Area III, B 4
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
     
      Total Hours  13

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
LG 327 Advanced French Composition and Conversation  3
IST 300 Pre-study abroad 1
French Elective LG 311, LG 312, LG 314, LG 412, LG 415, LG 416, or LG 492 3
Fine Arts Elective **Area II 3
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
      Total Hours 13 

Third Year - Summer Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
IS 391 Study Abroad 0
French Elective Abroad 300 level or higher 3
French Elective Abroad 300 level or higher 3
French Elective Abroad 300 level or higher 3
     
      Total Hours  9

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
French Elective LG 311, LG 312, LG 314, LG 415, LG 416, or LG 492 3
Social/Behavioral Elective **Area IV 3
Humanities Electives **Area II 3
Course for Minor or Concentration    3
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
     
      Total Hours 15 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
LG 480 Senior Seminar (W) 3
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
Course for Minor or Concentration   3
Elective   3
     
     
      Total Hours  12
Notes
*Recommended Course
**See Degree Requirements

 

Department of Modern Languages and Literature website
http://southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/languages/

The department contributes to the liberal education of all students by helping them to improve their ability to communicate with and understand other cultures in an increasingly interdependent world. Language study provides direct insight into other ways of thinking and perceiving reality, and enables a fresh perspective on students' own language and culture. The department offers a major in Modern Languages and Literature with concentrations in French, German, Russian, and Spanish. Minors in those four languages, as well as a Minor in Applied Linguistics, are available. An interdisciplinary Minor in Classical Studies is offered in cooperation with the Philosophy Department. Introductory and intermediate level courses in Arabic, ASL, Chinese, Classical and Modern Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin and Portuguese are also provided.

In the first-year sequences (Introductory) the student is given a basic foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Typically, the emphasis is on listening and oral practice followed by development of reading and writing skills. The second-year courses (Intermediate) build upon the skills acquired in the first year. Upper-level courses provide students with more in-depth knowledge of the countries' language, culture, literature and history. Students with previous language training will be placed at the appropriate level.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry.
Modern Languages and Literature majors are required to take LG 480 to fulfill the technology proficiency requirement, which was formerly known as the computer proficiency requirement.

Retroactive credit policy

It is to the advantage of students to begin their study of a foreign language at the highest possible level because they can gain college credits through appropriate placement. The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature offers an on-line language placement exam to assist students with enrollment at the appropriate levels. Please contact the department for details. Students who place into the second semester of the introductory sequence, a higher-level in the target language, may qualify for retroactive credit. By earning a "C" or better in the higher-level course the student may petition the department for either 3 or 6 semester hours of introductory-level credit. Native speakers are not eligible.

Lesser Taught languages Program (LTLS)

Besides its four main languages, the Department also offers four semesters of instruction for several other languages as part of its Lesser Taught Languages Program. LTLS classes meet three times a week and are conducted by native-speaker coaches. Mid-term and final student performance evaluations are administered by nationally certified external examiners. As in all language classes, success in these courses requires a high degree of motivation, self-discipline, and a long-term commitment to developing oral/aural proficiency in the target language. Students must be willing to assume responsibility for learning appropriate listening and speaking skills. Before enrolling in a LTLS course students are urged to discuss course requirements and testing procedures with the program coordinator. Call (251) 460-6291 for more information. 

Graduate studies

Although the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature has no graduate degree program, graduate-level course work is offered in several languages under the rubrics of "Special Topics," "Seminar," and "Directed Studies" in conjunction with completing requirements in the Alternative or Innovative Master of Education Programs.