Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection.
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||French is spoken by over 200 million people in the world. Knowing a second language, and especially French, is an advantage in a competitive job market. Please visit http://mll.sfsu.edu/french-program, where you can find an advising worksheet, contact information, and a description of the sequence of courses.|
|When should I first meet with my major department?||As soon as possible once instruction begins.|
|How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?||
Based on the student’s last name. The student should email their advisor to set up an advising meeting.
Last names A-L: Dr. Missé: email@example.com
Last names M-Z: Dr. Linton firstname.lastname@example.org
|Where can I find information about major advising?||http://mll.sfsu.edu/french-program|
|Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?||No. Generally speaking, students can take a placement test during the first week of classes.|
|What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?||
They should see an adviser. There is considerable flexibility in the French Program to avoid this issue, with multiple courses satisfying every required cluster of the major/minor.
Language (choose one)
III. Culture(choose one)
IV. Literature(choose one)
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||
French Faculty do not hold office hours unless they are teaching, but all the faculty is available via email to answer questions and refer students to the appropriate major/minor advisers within the Program.
Please note that FR 101 and FR 102 will be 4-unit courses starting in Fall 2017 (They had previous been 5-unit courses).
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||Transfer students should meet with advisers and take an online placement test through ilearn.|
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||FR 305, French Composition is a required course for many upper division courses, so upper division students might want to consider that course to start. Students must select one course from each of 4 categories of required courses|
|Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?||No.|
|Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?||Yes.|
|Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?||
Freshman may enroll in ANY undergraduate French class. If they have no previous French experience, they should enroll in FR 101. If they have previous French experience, they should take a free online placement test through ilearn (they should email an advisorto be enrolled for the test): Last names A-L: Dr. Missé: email@example.com; Last names M-Z: Dr. Linton firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Sequence of Classes is as follows: Lower Division:
Beginning: FR 101/ FR 102
Intermediate: FR 215/FR 216
Courses Satisfying General Education Requirements:
Lower Division GE requirements (area LD-C): 101, 102, 215 and 216.
Social Justice: 215, 216
Global Perspectives: 101, 102, 215, 216, 301, 305, 306, 400GW, 410, 450, 500, 501
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
See above on the online placement test, however, incoming Freshmen should enroll in French courses based on their previous experience even before taking the placement test. As a general guideline, students having taken 1 year of high school French should enroll in FR 102, while students having taken 2 years of high school French should enroll in FR 215. Those are not fixed rules; a placement test and interview with an adviser can yield more precise results.
The Placement Test in French can be taken via ilearn--please consult your advisor for further details. There are 45 questions in the online test:
Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?
||A 4 or 5 on the AP test typically means that students will be ready to enroll in upper division courses, since the exam is equivalent to 4thsemester French. Students earning a 3 are suggested to take FR 215 or FR 216.|