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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures 013
Africana Studies 014
Agriculture and Food Systems 020
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Animal Science 067
Anthropology 070
Archaeology 075
Architectural Studies 076
Armenian 078
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrobiology 101
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology 126
Business Analytics and Information Technolgy 136
Business Law 140
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Communication 192
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Criminology 204
Dance 203
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Economics 220
Education 300
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Certificates
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Environmental Studies 381
European Studies 360
Exercise Science 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
French 420
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Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Teaching Certificate Option
Summer Program in Paris
Study Abroad Programs in France
Certificate of Basic Knowledge in French
Diploma in French Commerce
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Courses in English
Courses in French
Gender and Media 438
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Health Administration 501
Health and Society 502
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Holocaust Studies 564
Human Resource Management 533
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major 555
Information Technology and Informatics 547
Interdisciplinary Studies, SAS 556
International and Global Studies 558
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies and Employment Relations 575
Landscape Architecture 550
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latino and Caribbean Studies 595
Leadership and Management 605
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Management and Global Business 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Military Education, Naval 692
Military Science Minor (Military Science 691N, Naval Science 692N, Aerospace Science 693N, Non-Commissioning 695N)
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Organizational Leadership 713
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Plant Biology 776
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health 832
Public Policy 833
Religion 840
Russian 860
Sexualities Studies 888
Social Justice 904
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Sport Management 955
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Supply Chain Management 799
Theater 965
Ukrainian 967
Urban Planning and Design 971
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 988
World Language Proficiency Certificates
School of Arts and Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication and Information
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
School of Management and Labor Relations
Honors College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses French 420 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

1a. The attainment of basic proficiency in the French language

In our lower-division courses, students learn to speak, read, and write grammatical French through class instruction, oral laboratory, and reading and writing exercises.

1b. Exposure of undergraduates to French language and culture

Students with no prior knowledge of French are given the opportunity to explore French literature and culture thanks to courses in English, which include a few select examples of untranslated documents. Additional reading courses bridge the gap between these culture courses in English and our standard elementary language courses.

2. In our gateway to the minor and major courses students develop fluency in written and spoken expression, and basic skills in critical thinking and in the analysis and interpretation of literary texts.

Two advanced-level language courses (Intensive Advanced Grammar and Conversation and Composition and Stylistics) and two introductory courses to the early and modern periods of French literature (Aspects of French Literature, 215 and 216) train students to think and express themselves critically on topics of culture and literature.

3. In a wide variety of upper-division courses students acquire advanced proficiency in French; a solid knowledge of French and Francophone culture and literature; and analytical skills within the areas of French linguistics, cultural, or literary studies (reflecting the three options within our major).

4. Senior French majors develop research skills and readiness for postgraduate study.

All of our majors are required to take a senior seminar in the cultural, literary studies, or linguistics options. These courses assign 10- to 15-page research papers that require advanced writing and research and critical skills. Ten to 15 percent of our graduating majors also choose to write an honors thesis in French or an interdisciplinary thesis. This 35- to 50-page thesis is expected to attain the level of beginning graduate work in French studies.

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