The French/Francophone Studies curriculum is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the French/Francophone world by exposing them to French/Francophone cultures and perspectives. It also responds to the increasing demand for a more practical emphasis in language learning after the lower division level and allows students to tackle the professional world immediately beyond graduation. It may complement LMU’s Summer Study Abroad Program in Paris, France.
French/Francophone Studies Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a Senior Capstone Project (FREN 500) 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/Francophone Studies program.
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will know:
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will be able to:
Majors in French/Francophone Studies will demonstrate an appreciation for:
Lower Division Requirements:
These requirements may be waived or modified based upon proficiency demonstrated on the LMU French Placement Examination. For majors, a minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in all pre-major courses.
Upper Division Requirements:
A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be maintained in all upper division courses.
French Placement Exam
Any student who has knowledge of or has had prior instruction in French in high school or at a college or university other than LMU must take the French Placement Exam.
This requirement includes students who have taken the AP French Exam in high school. Generally, a student who receives a score of 5 or 4 on the AP French Exam (Language or Literature) places in FREN 204. Final placement is conditional upon the instructor’s consent. Course credit will be given for FREN 101, 102, and 203 once the student’s official scores have been received from the College Board. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that the official AP scores have been sent to Loyola Marymount University.
To know when and how a student should take a language placement exam in French, please refer to the guidelines provided under Modern Languages and Literatures.