2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French and Francophone Studies (B.A.)

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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures,
Trevor Colbourn Hall, Room: 358A


Dr. Charlotte Trinquet du Lys, Charlotte.TrinquetDuLys@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-2472

The B.A in French and Francophone Studies focuses on the study of languages, cultures and literatures in France and in the numerous countries where French is spoken, as the official or second language. It consists of 36 credit hours at the 3000 and 4000 level.

Placement in Modern Language courses is based on one year of high school language being equivalent to one semester of college work. For example, four years of high school French may place the student in the first semester of the third year. Native speakers, or students who have received advanced education in French-speaking societies, may not take lower division French courses. They must also substitute other upper division level courses for FRE 3780  , FRE 3420 , FRE 4422 , FRE 3760 , and FRE 4421 .

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • 36 credits in French must be taken at the 3000 level or above in FRW, FRE, and FRT courses.
  • At least six of the 36 French credits must be at the 4000 level.
  • At least 30 hours must be taken in Modern Language courses taught in French.
  • Earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each upper division French course.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
  • Language credit by exam will not be given in courses lower in level than those in which students are presently enrolled. Native speakers will be allowed Credit by Examination in literature courses only.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
  • Students must see a French advisor to obtain proper counseling and have their schedule approved before registering for courses in their major.
  • Courses designated in Gen Ed Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (21 Credit Hours)

Select one: (3 Credit Hours)

Select one: (3 credits)

A native or near-native French speaker must substitute alternate upper division French courses in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Select one: (3 credits)

A native or near-native French speaker must substitute alternate upper division French courses in consultation with a departmental advisor.

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • FRW course beyond the survey level (taught in French) Credit Hours: 6
  • Select any upper level FRE, FRT, FRW, or FOW courses not already used in the major. Credit Hours: 9

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirements.


  • Met by Common Program Prerequisites

Additional Requirements

  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in at least 36 hours of upper division French courses
  • Students are required to satisfactorily complete a departmental exit exam, entirely in French. The exam is offered at the end of each October and March and students need the approval of their advisor to take the exam. Students should discuss the optimal test date with their advisor and the French Program Director. Students may take the French Exit Exam a maximum of two times. Exceptions must be approved by the student’s French advisor and by the French Program Director.
  • Students must submit their portfolio (FRE 4950C ) to their French Faculty Advisor. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated by the department chair for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (3 Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)

  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

  • Upper Level FRW Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 0
  • French Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

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