ACADEMICS

  • French 

    Courses in French are designed for students whose interests and career plans have an international or multi-ethnic focus. Students who minor in French will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing fluency and will study the culture, history and literature of the people who use the language.

    Alpha Mu Gamma, a national honor society in foreign languages, recognizes excellence in the study of foreign languages. Any Worcester State University student who receives two “A’s” in French at any level at Worcester State University and a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. is eligible to join. Application for membership is in early February. Contact Professor Judith Jeon-Chapman.

    Requirements for a Minor in French:
    18 credits in French including:

    • FR 100-299, beginning and intermediate courses (12 credits maximum)
    • FR 300-499, advanced courses (6 credits minimum)

    (Students with advanced knowledge of French should begin at 300-level)

    Placement for French Courses:
    Students are encouraged to discuss placement with French Faculty or the World Languages Department Chair. The following are intended to be general placement guidelines to help students with previous experience with French:

    • 0-2 years of French in high school: FR 101 Beginning French I
    • 1-2 years of French in high school: FR 102 Beginning French II
    • 3 years of French in high school: FR 210 Intermediate French I
    • 4 years of French in high school: FR 211 Intermediate French II
    • 5 or more years of French in high school: 300-level & 400-level courses
    • Native Speakers of French: 300-level & 400-level courses

    Students may also take a placement exam in French at the Academic Success Center. It is recommended that the results of the test be discussed with the French Faculty or the World Languages Department Chair, especially if the test places the student below the level recommended above.