What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes

At time of graduation, majors will have reached the equivalent of the intermediate high/advanced low level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale in the four areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing with a special emphasis on literature and culture, language, or French and Arabic, depending on their track.

Interpersonal Communication. Ability to interact orally and in writing at a level sufficient for effective communication on a wide range of topics with French-speaking interlocutors from the Francophone world and across cultures.
Written Communication. Ability to analyze, synthesize, engage critically, and effectively present written information and argumentation on what is heard, read, or viewed on the literatures and cultures of the Francophone world North- and sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, and the French-speaking communities of North America.
Cross/Intercultural Communication. Ability to gain knowledge on the various Francophone cultures of the world, and to reflect upon and deal appropriately with their linguistic, cultural, and artistic history and diversity.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in French requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 31-36 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core. Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the major.

The French Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher is considered to be the equivalent to FREN:3000 Third-Year French.

Students majoring in French complete a set of four foundation courses plus the requirements for one of four tracks: the French and Arabic track; the language track; the literature and culture track; or the teaching track.

Students majoring in French may combine their studies with courses in education to prepare for jobs in high school teaching. They may go on to graduate study in areas such as French, comparative literature, and other interdisciplinary areas as preparation for college-level teaching. Or they may combine other skills and studies with their major in French to prepare for challenging career opportunities in international government, business, finance, travel, communications, and other fields where the knowledge of more than one language is essential.

Majors

  • French and Arabic
  • Language Track
  • Literature and Culture Track
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Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,458.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

Expected January, May, August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

240 Schaeffer Hall,

University of Iowa,

IOWA CITY,

Iowa,

52242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the Completion of academic upper secondary school (generally a total of 12-13 years of primary and secondary education); A corresponding secondary school diploma or leaving certificate. English Language Requirements: Internet-based test (iBT): 80 with no subscore lower than 17; Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: no subscore lower than 17; Paper-based test (PBT): 530; International English Language Testing System) total score of 6.5, with no subscore lower than 6.0A Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53 with no sub-scores lower than 47

For international students

Students must meet the following requirements for admission: completion of academic upper secondary school (generally a total of 12-13 years of primary and secondary education); a corresponding secondary school diploma or leaving certificate; completion of minimum high school course requirements of the following: 4 years of English/language arts; 2 years in a single language of world languages; 3 years including courses in physical science, biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics of natural science; 3 years of social studies; 2 years of algebra; and 1 year of geometry.

English Language Requirements:

  • An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) total score of 6.5, with no sub score lower than 6.0
  • Internet-based test (iBT): 80 with no sub score lower than 17
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: no sub score lower than 17
  • Paper-based test (PBT): 530
  • An ACT English sub score of 21
  • An SAT Reading score of 29
  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53 with no sub-scores lower than 47

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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