See Special Major Description in the 2003-05 Course Catalog.
The Special Major in French Program is an option available to CSUB students who are highly motivated and enthusiastic apprentice linguists who believe that global understanding depends on learning the language, culture, literature and civilization of the French-speaking world. Today, 48 countries in the world have joined the union of "La Francophonie" (French-speaking world).
Students interested in pursuing the Special Major in French usually opt for it when they have completed French 201 and 202 - Intermediate French I and II. They would then seek advice and advising from Dr. Joanne Schmidt, Professor of French, to petition for the Special Major in French through the Foreign Languages Department and a second academic department at CSUB such as History, Business, English, Philosophy, Mathematics, Communications, or Political Science, to name just a few.
The Special Major in French entails the following coursework in French and must also include the equivalent of a Minor in a second field of study.
The following French coursework is typical of the Special Major in French:
- Western Civilization I