• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The French program of Loyola Marymount University prepares students to be proficient in French and the cultures of French speaking populations. We teach to listen, speak, read, write, and analyze the language while providing college level knowledge of its literature and the arts. Our classes foster transcultural understanding as the basis for mutual respect, global harmony, and social justice.
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Overview

Is French Right for You?

You will benefit from majoring (or minoring) in the French program of Loyola Marymount University if you

  • Plan to become a doctor, lawyer, business person, college professor, or journalist
  • Would like to work or volunteer in a French speaking community abroad
  • Learned French at home and want to develop your skills professionally and academically
  • Are interested in the culture of French speaking populations abroad

Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a Senior Capstone Project, which consists of a portfolio during the last semester of the senior year. The portfolio is a collection of multiple samples usually compiled over time accompanied by a personal reflection essay, which would show that the student has met the objectives of the French program.

Majors in French will know:

  • The variety and nature of linguistic practices of French-speaking populations
  • The variety and nature of cultural texts of French-speaking populations
  • The variety and nature of cultural perspectives in the Francophone world at large
  • The representative literary works and cultural texts of Francophone cultures and civilizations, and other diasporic French-speaking populations
  • The principal aspects of cultural expressions such as literature, art, social practices, gender, and media of the Francophone world at large
  • Theoretical terminology and concepts essential to analyze literary and cultural products.

Majors in French will be able to:

  • Understand spoken French at the appropriate level
  • Speak French at the appropriate level
  • Read French at the appropriate level
  • Write French at the appropriate level
  • Use acquired theoretical and critical skills to textual analysis and scholarly research
  • Demonstrate an informed knowledge of literary works developed by French-speaking populations
  • Demonstrate an informed knowledge of cultural works developed by French-speaking populations
  • Demonstrate an informed knowledge of linguistic varieties developed by French-speaking populations.

Majors in French will demonstrate an appreciation for:

  • The evolution and variety of perspectives in French-speaking cultures
  • The mission of our University
  • Transcultural similarities and differences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • French
  • History of Ideas
  • Stylistics and Translation
  • Writing Workshop in French
  • Comparative Cultures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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