Recommended Academic Plan - French BS (FR BS) Business Option - University Park

Effective Fall 2006

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 137H or ENGL 137H (GWS) Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes for: CAS / ENGL 137H

CAS / ENGL 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social Sciences (GS) - ECON 102 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: GS - ECON 102

GS - ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
FR 001 Elementary French INotes for: FR 001

FR 001

Most students start at level 002 or 003. Students starting at level 001may accelerate their progress by taking intensive FR 111 and FR 112 instead of the FR 001-003 sequence..
4
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 138T or ENGL 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: CAS / ENGL 138T

CAS / ENGL 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social Sciences (GS) - ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: GS - ECON 104

GS - ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Quantification (GQ) - STAT 200 Elementary StatisticsNotes for: GQ - STAT 200

GQ - STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective
3
4
Total credits 14

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Science (GN) w/ labNotes for: GN with lab

GN with lab

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
FR 201 Oral Communication & Reading ComprehensionNotes for: FR 201

FR 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 202 Grammar and CompositionNotes for: FR 202

FR 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ACCTG 211 Financial and Managerial AccountingNotes for: ACCTG 211

ACCTG 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 14.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
FR 316 French LinguisticsNotes for: FR 316

FR 316

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or FR 417 French PhonologyNotes for: FR 417

FR 417

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or FR 418 French SyntaxNotes for: FR 418

FR 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 331 French Culture and Civilization INotes for: FR 331

FR 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MKTG 221 Contemporary American MarketingNotes for: MKTG 221

MKTG 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MGMT 100 Survey of ManagementNotes for: MGMT 100

MGMT 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6*

Course DetailsCredits
GA Arts
3
FR 332 French Culture and Civilization IINotes for: FR 332

FR 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 351 Introduction to French Literature INotes for: FR 351

FR 351

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 402Y Advanced Grammar and WritingNotes for: FR 402Y

FR 402Y

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 333 International EconomicsNotes for: ECON 333

ECON 333

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MKTG 445 Global MarketingNotes for: MKTG 445

MKTG 445

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: BusinessNotes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
FR 352 Intro. to French Literature IINotes for: FR 352

FR 352

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 430 Contemporary FranceNotes for: FR 430

FR 430

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 401 Advanced Oral CommunicationNotes for: FR 401

FR 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
I B 303 International Business OperationsNotes for: I B 303

I B 303

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Education (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Select 3 credits of 400-level courses in FR, in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 400-level FR

400-level FR

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Select 3 credits of 400-level courses in FR, in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 400-level FR

400-level FR

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FR 407 Business Writing in FrenchNotes for: FR 407

FR 407

FR 409 Commercial and Technical Translation, is offered each spring as an alternative to FR 407, which is typically NOT offered at UP. FR 409 will be substituted in place of FR 407 on the student's FR BS degree audit.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
FIN 100 Introduction to FinanceNotes for: FIN 100

FIN 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
I B 403 International Business and National PoliciesNotes for: I B 403

I B 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or MKTG 220 Introduction to Selling TechniquesNotes for: MKTG 220

MKTG 220

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.

Note:  Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 60 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the Liberal Arts. A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under “requirements for the major” must be completed at University Park. (For example, History majors must complete 24 credits of "Hist" courses at University Park.) Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught.
 
- FR BS students must complete at least 120 credits to graduate.  If a student begins the French sequence at a higher level than FR 001, the skipped credits will need to be made up through other courses (i.e., additional electives).  FR 001, 002 and 003 are each worth 4 cr.

- GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.  FR 402Y satisfies the University “Writing Across the Curriculum” requirement.

- All incoming freshmen must take a First-Year Seminar (FYS) during Fall or Spring of their first year.  Academic advisers can provide a list of FYS being offered and help the student enroll.  Most FYS in the College of the Liberal Arts are worth 3 cr. and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social Sciences (GS) course.  For this reason, the FYS is not listed separately on this eight-semester plan; most students will be able to fulfill the FYS requirement while also fulfilling a GH or GS requirement.

- The University requires that students take a United States Cultures (US) and an International Cultures (IL) course.  Most upper-level FR courses fulfill the IL requirement. FR BS students can fulfill the US requirement by selecting a US course for one of their General Education classes or as an elective.

 

* Semester 6 is when most French majors study abroad (although other semester and full academic-year options are also possible.) Study abroad is not required for this major; however, it is highly encouraged. It is possible to earn up to 12 cr. toward the major during a semester abroad; for a year abroad, students should not plan for more than 18 cr. toward the major.  When preparing an application to study abroad, consult with the French Department’s study abroad adviser regarding acceptable courses at the foreign program or institution and for help with selecting courses to take at Penn State prior to going abroad. French majors are required to complete a "pre-departure agreement" with the French Department's study abroad adviser during the semester prior to studying abroad.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

FR 001
Most students start at level 002 or 003. Students starting at level 001may accelerate their progress by taking intensive FR 111 and FR 112 instead of the FR 001-003 sequence..
FR 407
FR 409 Commercial and Technical Translation, is offered each spring as an alternative to FR 407, which is typically NOT offered at UP. FR 409 will be substituted in place of FR 407 on the student's FR BS degree audit.