Foreign Language: French Major

Foreign Language: French Major

Foreign Language: French

Major

French language majors will follow a track of courses designed to develop their French language proficiency and cultural understanding.

The French major, Department of Foreign Languages offers cadets of all language ability the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. The program is designed to develop those just starting to study French and those with previous experience. 

Class material will focus on functional language. At the advanced level, cadets will focus on real-world news and documents. Majors who do abroad and work hard through the full complement of courses can expect an Interagency Language Roundtable scale of 2/2 (limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (professional working proficiency.)  

As a French language major, cadets will be able to function in a military or civilian francophone environment. They will be able to adapt culturally and use their experience with French to more rapidly adapt to other cultural settings in military and civilian milieux. Cadets will have a strong ability to lead others cross-culturally and ensure mission success and force protection. They can choose from a French language major or combine French and another language for a dual language major, or combine the language and the region with an interdisciplinary European or African studies major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

 

Sample Electives

LF371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 

LF372 FRENCH FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM 

LF470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN FRENCH 

LF475 FRENCH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 

LF476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - FRENCH 

LF483 FRENCH CIVILIZATION I 

LF485 SURVEY OF FRENCH LIT I

LF492 MASTERWORKS OF FRENCH LIT  

LN440F FRENCH IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 

LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS 

LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - French Major Curriculum.

Cadets may spend a semester at one of three partner universities in France, including the French military academy at St-Cyr and civilian universities in Lille and Lyon. Majors also have the opportunity to spend three weeks along the Atlantic Coast in Rochefort, France, studying in an intensive summer language immersion program with the French Gendarmerie. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.