Course Requirements

Students who begin their study of French at DePaul with FCH 202 or higher may substitute a 300-level French elective course for any of the required 200-level courses.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.​

Study Abroad Requirements

Year-long program 

Students on the year-long program at IES will be taking a total of 10 courses, 5 of which may be applied to their French Major or Minor. The remaining courses might fulfill various learning domains or other major/minor requirements. They can also simply be counted as general electives.  Note that the 5 French courses taken on a year-long program that may be applied to the French major or Minor will generate more than 5 courses worth of credit (30 vs. 20); the remaining 10 credits should be used towards the fulfillment of domain requirements, if possible, or applied to general electives, as appropriate
 

Semester-long program

Students on the semester-long program at IES will be taking a total of 5 courses, 3 of which may be applied to their French Major or Minor. The remaining courses might fulfill various learning domains or other major/minor requirements. They can also simply be counted as general electives.  Note that the 3  French courses taken on a semester-long basis that may be applied to the French Major or Minor will generate more than 3 courses worth of credit (18 vs. 12); the remaining 6 credits should be used towards the fulfillment of domain requirements, if possible, or applied to general electives, as appropriate.

 

 

FCH 201

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I

Developing culturally appropriate speech and writing through the study of speech acts and written documents within the context of a systematic study and review of grammar.

FCH 202

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II

Focus on the differences between speech and writing with an emphasis on the latter as expressed in compositions, editing, and other writing activities.

FCH 203

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III

Developing a sophisticated spoken fluency using authentic oral texts as models for elaborated discourse. Written texts and writing exercises reinforce oral expression.

FCH 204

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IV

Continued refinement of advanced speaking skills by focusing on oral texts discussed in their sociocultural context. Backup support provided through written texts and exercises.

FCH 341

INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE I

Survey of French literature from its beginnings through the 17th century. (Required of all majors). Taught in Autumn quarter every two years on a rotating basis with FCH 342.

FCH 342

INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERATURE II

Survey of French literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. (Required of all majors). Taught in Autumn quarter every two years on a rotating basis with FCH 341.

FCH 350

FRENCH PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS

An in-depth study of the language's sound system and intensive pronunciation practice.(Required of all majors).