Major & Minor Information

Major & Minor Information

French, BA

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55 credits

Introduction

In keeping with the aim of providing the skills needed to learn about a culture in depth, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages trains in two areas: language structure and literary analysis. Language structure is taught both holistically and analytically. Holistic language learning is facilitated by modern methods and multimedia technology, as well as study abroad opportunities. The department supports the analytical instruction of language skills courses, as well as a significant number of courses in Linguistics. Literary analysis is essential to a student’s understanding of the highest achievements in aesthetic expression of a culture’s values.

The department provides instruction in history and culture, as well as literary theory, with an end to enabling the student to gain access to the intellectual life in the culture. The department imparts skills to future foreign language teachers so that they may similarly enable high school students to begin the acquisition of foreign languages.

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the French advisor. For French major advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in major is required.

Note: FREN 425 is not applicable to major

 

French Minor

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

25 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the French faculty advisor. For French advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Minor” form (available at the Department Office)
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in minor language is required.

Note: FREN 425 is not applicable to minor

 

French/German, BA

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

90 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the French and German advisors. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with an advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in both languages is required.

 

French/Spanish, BA

University Catalog Page (click here to see major requirements)

90 credits

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the French and Spanish advisors. For advisor information, contact the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at 360-650-3918 or go HERE.

When meeting with an advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Students seeking admission to the French/Spanish major must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of SPAN 203 with a “B” or better (transfer students must meet the same requirement for any course accepted as an equivalent to SPAN 203)
  • Complete at least one Spanish course at Western
  • Submit application (available from Spanish advisor or department office)
  • Students meeting qualifications but not admitted because of space limitations may reapply

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. A GPA of 2.50 or above in both languages is required.

 

 

 

Students who enter at the 301-level may request AP credit from the department for courses (GURs) numbered 201, 202, and 203 upon successful completion of FR 301(B) and FR 302 (B). However, at least 50 % of the credits required for a major or minor must be earned at WWU. AP credits given by the department do not count toward the 50 % rule and do not impact GPA.