Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


French (FRE) with a concentration in International Studies and Business (IFB)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.0901

College of Arts & Sciences


Concentration Description

This French Language/International Studies and Business Concentration offers students an exciting well-rounded program for today's global society. Necessary "cultural baggage" in French promotes a graduate's success in fields related to International Studies (politics and government, for example) and in Business (global finance, for example).

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

To complete a major in French, students should demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level within the target language. This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level. If this coursework (or associated competency) is not completed at a Florida College System institution, it must be completed before the degree is granted. A grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Total Major Hours: 63 Hours

Concentration Core Courses - 63 Hours

  • Core courses in French required for the major (15 credit hours):
    • FRE 2240 Intermediate Spoken French in Cultural Context
    • FRE 3420 Written French in Cultural Context
    • FRE 3234 Reading in French Literature and Culture
    • FRW 4100 The French Novel
    • FRW 4101 Introduction to French Drama and Poetry
  • Supporting courses in French required for the major (9 credit hours): Choose from the list below:
  • Required courses in International Studies (9 credit hours):
    • CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    • CPO 4930 Comparative Government & Politics of Select Areas
    • EUS 3000 Europe
  • Required courses in Business (18 credit hours):
    • ACG 3074 Managerial Accounting for Non-Business Majors
    • ECO 1000 Basic Economics
    • FIN 3403 Principles of Finance
    • MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    • MAR 3023 Basic Marketing
    • XXX XXXX Capstone Course TBD by Business
  • Supporting courses in Business (6 credit hours):
    • Choose any two (2) upper-level International Business courses.
  • Required overseas study courses and/or area studies courses (6 credit hours):
    • Select six (6) overseas study credit hours or three (3) credit hours overseas study plus three (3) credit hours area studies courses planned with an advisor.


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