French at Aquinas College

French Major (BA)

>4 year plan for World Languages

Major requirement: Thirty-five (35) semester hours

Required Courses

  • WL201 (4)
  • WL202 (4)
  • WL311 (3)
  • WL312 (3)
  • WL325 (3)
  • WL327 (3)
  • WL401 (3) 
Twelve (12) elective semester hours in French at the 300-400 level for a total of 35 semester hours


  • WL201 Third Semester French (4)

    Expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in 102 or equivalent.

  • WL202 Fourth Semester French(4)

    Further expansion of the four language skills and cultural knowledge at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: C or higher in FH201 or equivalent.

  • WL311 French Conversation and Composition (3)

    Strong emphasis on reading, speaking, listening comprehension, writing and grammar review designed to improve oral and written communication.

    Prerequisite: WL202 with a minimum grade of C or Placement Test.

  • WL312 Advanced French Communication (3)

    (Offered every spring) Strong emphasis on practice of more complex forms of written and oral expression from wide variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction, image, film, songs) to produce both oral and written texts in a wide variety of styles.

    Prerequisite: WL311 with a minimum grade of C or Placement Test.

  • WL325 Culture and Civilization of France (3)

    Taught in French, dealing with the history, society, ideas and major works of literature from the Middle Ages through the Fourth Republic. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent

  • WL327 Contemporary France (3)

    Taught in French. Study of contemporary institutions, society, politics, and culture. Prerequisite: FH301 or equivalent

  • WL401: Seminar in French Studies (3)

    Variable topics in French literature and culture, in seminar form for students with advanced skills in French reading and speaking. Credits may be earned under different seminar content. Prerequisites: FH 301 and 302 or equivalent