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French - B.A.

COLLEGE:    College of the Arts and Science

DEPARTMENT:    Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

DESCRIPTION:    Students in the Bachelor of Arts in French study the language, literature and culture of France and Francophone countries. They gain a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing and oral/aural skills in the French language. To help students gain proficiency, they are able to attend a weekly French table. A conversation course sometimes involves speaking to people in France live via teleconferencing and an occasional French film. Kent State also offers study-abroad programs in France during the academic year.

Students with an interest in teaching who major in French can, by taking the appropriate education courses in addition, pursue careers as high school French teachers. Teaching is not for everyone, however, nor should it be a fallback for those who do not have a real dedication to it. A major in French can also be combined with a major in a variety of other fields that have international components to enhance job opportunities in those fields, such as international relations, international business, art history, non-European history, etc.

General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.

Minimum 121 total credit hours  and  42 upper-division hours for graduation. Minimum 2.00 GPA overall and 2.00 GPA in major required for graduation.

STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES:    Students can also take upper-division French courses abroad, either through Kent's own year-long program with the University of Bordeaux or with any accredited study abroad program offered by another university. Such programs may be for one semester, one academic year, or one summer. They most benefit students who have already acquired a strong command of the language here before leaving, however.

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.   
Phi Sigma Iota

French: Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy, Literature (M.A.), Secondary Education: French (M.A.T.), Translation: French (M.A.)

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