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Modern Language and Culture - French Concentration

Philippe Chavasse, Concentration Adviser
(585) 475-3156, pxcgsl@rit.edu

This concentration will introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of one particular country or area. Students will choose two consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course, as well as one related liberal arts culture course. The goal of this concentration is to raise students’ awareness of the relationship between language and culture and the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

It is important to note that two out of the three required courses must be taken at RIT. Only one course may be transferred in, if necessary.

Students may not skip or go back to the lower level in the language course sequence. Students with some proficiency in the intended concentration should contact the concentration adviser to take a placement test prior to registration for the first course of the sequence at RIT. These concentrations are closed to native speakers. Evening students may not declare these concentrations.

Prerequisite: Beginning French I (0525-440) or equivalent

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0525-441 Beginning French II
0525-442 Beginning French III
0525-443 Intermediate French I
0525-444 Intermediate French II
0525-445 Intermediate French III
0525-446 Advanced French I
0525-447 Advanced French II
0525-448 Advanced French III
0525-459 Special Topics: Modern French Society

Electives—Choose one from the following:
0525-458 French Films and Hollywood
0504-487 Literature of French Black Africa and the Caribbean
0504-499 The View from Paris
0510-457 Divided Europe
0535-520 Intercultural Communication