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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018

French Area Studies B.A.


Students may elect a program designed to incorporate several aspects of French culture in order to develop in-depth knowledge of the country and civilization. Each student will work out an individual nine-course program totaling not less than thirty credit hours, as approved by the department, that includes three courses from among WLF 213 , WLF 214 , WLF 216 , WLF 219 , WLF 221 , WLF 223 , WLF 224 ; three courses on French topics from other departments; and three 300-level courses including WLF 374  or WLF 376 . Students in this program may elect a concentration in a particular period or a particular topic, for example: France in the nineteenth century, the status of women, the role of money, or the tradition of revolution in France.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE WRITING IN THE MAJOR REQUIREMENT: Students majoring in French, German, and Spanish will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in writing (“Advanced Plus” on the ACTFL scale). Foreign Languages and Literatures majors will develop the ability to write in the target language in a range of genres including writing for academic, social, and professional contexts in such forms as letters, reports, and research papers for purposes of description, narration, and analysis. FLL majors will demonstrate in writing the ability to perform a close reading of a literary or cultural text including explication of relevant rhetorical features, structural elements, and historical and cultural references. Through writing assignments students learn how to develop a thesis, provide textual evidence, present logical arguments, and employ appropriate theoretical lenses.

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