Foreign Languages (French) - Bachelor of Arts

Departmental Requirements

Single Major in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in French

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students who are pursuing only a major in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in French are considered single major students. Single major students are required to complete:

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Select one from the following:3
Business and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics3
Mathematics Appreciation 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Introduction to Language3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 2
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 2
Area V: Humanities 23
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective 23-4
Viewing a Wider World 36
These courses do not satisfy this requirement: (GER 333V, FREN 365V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Departmental/College Requirements
Linguistics Requirement
The Linguisitics requirement is completed with LING 200G which also counts towards Area IV of the General Education requirements
French Sequence 412-14
Elementary French I4
Elementary French II4
Intermediate French I3
Intermediate French II3
Select at least one course from each of the following areas:9
Language Studies
French Grammar3
Intermediate Conversation3
Business French3
French Phonetics3
Advanced French Conversation3
Culture
Topics in French Culture and Civilization3
French Cinema3
Contemporary French Culture3
Studies in Francophone Cultures3
Studies in Francophone Cultures Around the World3
Literature
Survey of French Literature I3
Survey of French Literature II3
Contemporary Women Writers in French3
The French Short Story3
Advanced Contemporary Women Writers in French3
Select 3 additional credits at the FREN 400 level. Other courses may be selected with the help of an advisor.3
Select 12 additional credits from upper division FREN courses12
Second Language Requirement (required - see below)12-14
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 534
18 credits must be upper division
Total Credits120-126

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French there is a two year second language requirement, the student must do one of the following:

Option 1:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete one of the following sequences:
CHIN 111
CHIN 112
CHIN 211
CHIN 212
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
and Intermediate Chinese I
and Intermediate Chinese II
14
GER 111
GER 112
GER 211
GER 212
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
and Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
14
JPNS 111
JPNS 112
JPNS 211
JPNS 212
Elementary Japanese I
and Elementary Japanese II
and Intermediate Japanese I
and Intermediate Japanese II
14
SPAN 111
SPAN 112
SPAN 211
SPAN 212
Elementary Spanish I
and Elementary Spanish II
and Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II
14
PORT 213
PORT 214
Portuguese for Romance Language Students I
and Portuguese for Romance Language Students II
6
For Heritage Speakers:
SPAN 113
SPAN 213
SPAN 214
Spanish for Heritage Learners I
and Spanish for Heritage Learners II
and Spanish for Heritage Learners III
9

Option 2:

Prefix Title Credits
Complete the following sequence for American Sign Language (with a C- or better):
C D 374American Sign Language I3
C D 375American Sign Language II3
C D 476American Sign Language III3

Option 3:

Prefix Title Credits
Challenge the 212 level for the following courses:
CHIN 212Intermediate Chinese II3
or FREN 212 Intermediate French II
or GER 212 Intermediate German II
or JPNS 212 Intermediate Japanese II
or SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II
OR
Challenge the 214 level for the following courses:
PORT 214Portuguese for Romance Language Students II3
or SPAN 214 Spanish for Heritage Learners III

Option 4:

Pass a three-credit, upper-division course (numbered 300 or above) taught in a second language by the department of Languages and Linguistics.

Option 5:

Obtain college certification of completion of three years of a second language at the high school level with a grade of C- or higher in the second-year level.

Option 6:

By obtaining certification of a working knowledge of a Native American language from the American Indian program director.

Option 7:

By obtaining, from the head of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, certification of a working knowledge of a second language if such language is not taught at NMSU.

Option 8:

In the case of a foreign student who is required to take the TOEFL exam admission, the dean will automatically waive the second language requirement.

Double Major in Foreign Languages with a Concentration in French

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Students who are completing a different major in a different department can double major in Foreign Languages with a concentration in French. Double major students are required to complete:

Prefix Title Credits
General Education (from other major): 132-35
Viewing a Wider World (from other major): 16
These courses do not satisfy this requirement: (GER 333V, FREN 365V, SPAN 364V, SPAN 365V)
Deparmental/College Requirements
French Sequence 212-14
Elementary French I4
Elementary French II4
Intermediate French I3
Intermediate French II3
Select at least one course from each of the following areas:9
Language Studies
French Grammar3
Intermediate Conversation3
Business French3
French Phonetics3
Advanced French Conversation3
Culture
Topics in French Culture and Civilization3
French Cinema3
Contemporary French Culture3
Studies in Francophone Cultures3
Studies in Francophone Cultures Around the World3
Literature
Survey of French Literature I3
Survey of French Literature II3
Contemporary Women Writers in French3
The French Short Story3
Advanced Contemporary Women Writers in French3
Select 3 additional credits at the FREN 400 level. Other courses may be selected with the help of an advisor.3
Select 12 additional credits from FREN courses12
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 346
18 credits must be upper division
Total Credits120-125

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation (C- or better) 1 3
FREN 111 Elementary French I (or level determined by placement (C- or better)) 3-4
Elective Course 2 6
 Credits16-17
Spring
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
LING 200G Introduction to Language (C- or better) 4 3
Continued French Sequence (C- or better) 3-4
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Select one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 3 3
Second Language: Placement Level or HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3-4
French Sequence: Continured or an Elective if the Sequence is completed (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
General Education Elective Course 3 3
Select either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3-4
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3-4
French Sequence: Continured or an Elective if the Sequence is completed (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 2 3
 Credits15-17
Third Year
Fall
Elective Course 2 4
VWW- Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3
French Upper Division Elective (FREN Courses, C- or better) 6 3
French Upper Division Elective (FREN Courses, C- or better) 6 3
 Credits16
Spring
VWW- Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Second Language: Continued Sequence if no HS Waiver (C- or better) 4 3
Select one from the following Culture Courses: 3
Topics in French Culture and Civilization (C- or better)  
French Cinema (C- or better)  
Studies in Francophone Cultures (C- or better)  
Studies in Francophone Cultures Around the World (C- or better)  
French Upper Division Elective (FREN Courses, C- or better) 6 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select one from the following Language Studies Courses: 3
French Grammar (C- or better)  
Intermediate Conversation (C- or better)  
French Phonetics (C- or better)  
Advanced French Conversation (C- or better)  
Select one from the following Literature Courses: 3
Survey of French Literature I (C- or better)  
Survey of French Literature II (C- or better)  
Contemporary Women Writers in French (C- or better)  
The French Short Story (C- or better)  
Advanced Contemporary Women Writers in French (C- or better)  
Elective Course: Upper Division 2, 7 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2,7 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2,7 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective- FREN 400-level or higher (C- or better) 3
French Upper Division Elective (FREN Courses, C- or better) 6 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2,7 3
Elective Course: Upper Division 2,7 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-125