Through beginning, intermediate, and advanced language courses, students develop the skills to read, write, speak and understand French. Courses on the literatures and cultures of French-speaking communities in France and in other countries of Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, as well as the French possessions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, instill an appreciation of Francophone cultures in their diversity.
Extra-curricular projects promote active engagement in cultural and linguistic exchanges. In keeping with the broader liberal arts mission of John Carroll University, the French section seeks to train students in the skills of both critical analysis and written and oral argument, skills that they can use in graduate schools or in their future professional and personal lives. All French and Francophone Studies students are also strongly encouraged to study in a French-speaking country.
Language study cultivates the skills valued by 21st century employers. According to results from recent surveys sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities:
- Nearly all employers (96%) agree that “all college students should have experiences that teach them how to solve problems with people whose views are different from their own.”
- More than three-quarters (78%) of employers agree that “all college students should gain intercultural skills and an understanding of societies and countries outside the United States.”
- Employers are increasingly globally connected and seek employees with intercultural skills as well as global knowledge and experience.
- Students who begin the major at the 200 level: FR 201 and 202; eight 300-level French courses, two of which may be replaced by related courses as defined below.
- Students who begin the major at the 300 level: Ten 300-level courses taught in French, two of which may be replaced by related courses as defined below.
- Related courses are those outside French offerings which, at the same time, are closely related to French or Francophone culture: Art History, Classics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, IC literature and/or culture courses in translation as well as other language and literature/culture courses. Courses other than French must be approved in advance by the major advisor.
- FR 410 fulfills the capstone requirement and should be completed during the junior or senior year.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
John Carroll University reviews applications and accepts students on a rolling basis.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Submit the Common Application online.
- Ask your high school counseling office to submit your official transcript, Common Application School Report and/or Common Application Counselor Recommendation. A Common Application Teacher Evaluation is optional.
- Submit your ACT and/or SAT test results.
International42676 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42676 USD per year during 48 months.
National42676 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 42676 USD per year during 48 months.
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