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ILC educates students to become better global citizens through instruction in foreign language, literature, film and culture. Through this study, students gain further knowledge of their own language and culture and are able to make informed cultural comparisons.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1001 OR 1111

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning or College Algebra

3
S1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
I2: XIDS 2002

(Recommended) First-Year Seminar

2
I1: FREN 1001

Elementary French I (Students may test out of this course.)

3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for ENGL 1102.
  • Complete FREN 1001 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for FREN 1002.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
P1: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
F: FREN 1002

Elementary Spanish II

3
T1: Science + Lab 4
S2: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete FREN 1002 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for French 2001.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: FREN 2001

Intermediate French I

3
F: Secondary FL 1001

Elementary Foreign Language I (German or Spanish)

3
T2: Non-lab Science 3
A: Humanities 3
Elective/Minor  3

Milestones:

  • Complete FREN 2001 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for FREN 2002.
  • Complete Secondary FL 1001 with a C or Better, which is a prerequisite for FL 1002.
  • Earn 14 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
FREN 3100

Composition and Conversation

3
F: FREN 2002

Intermediate French II

3
F: Secondary FL 1002

Elementary Foreign Language II (German or Spanish)

3
P2: POLS 1101

American Government

3
T3: STEM Course 3

Milestones:

  • Complete FREN 2002 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for FREN 3000-level courses.
  • Complete Secondary FL 1002 with a C or better, which is a prerequisite for FL 2001.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Note for Double majors: students pursuing a double major in French and another discipline may use 12 hours from Area F of that major towards Area F in French. Those 12 hours replace the following courses (HIST 1111/ 1112 in year 3, term 2 - only one is required for double majors - AND Secondary FL 1001-2001)

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: Secondary FL 2001

Intermediate Foreign Language 1 (German or Spanish)

3
FREN 3XXX

3000-level French elective course

3
FREN 3XXX

3000-level French elective course

3
A: Humanities 3
Elective/Minor  3

Milestones:

  • Complete 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Secondary FL 2001 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
FREN 4310 OR 4320

Francophone or French Civilization

3
FREN 3100

Composition and Conversation

3
Elective/Minor  3
Elective/Minor  3

Milestones:

  • Complete 15 or more credit hours.
  • FREN 3100 is a prerequisite for FREN 4000-level courses; requires a grade of a C or better. It may be taken up to three times for credit with different content.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Year 3 and 4: Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester in third or fourth year, earning up to 12 FREN credit hours/semester. A semester abroad would significantly modify the program map and accelerate progress towards degree completion.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
FREN 3XXX

3000-level French elective course

3
FREN 3XXX

3000-level French elective course

3
Elective/Minor  3
Elective/Minor  3
Elective/Minor  3

Milestone:

  • Complete 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
FREN 4484

Senior Capstone

1
FREN 3100

Composition and Conversation

3
FREN 4XXX

4000-level French elective course

3
Elective/Minor  3
Elective/Minor  3
Elective/Minor  3

Milestones:

  • Complete 15 or more credit hours.
  • FREN 3100: May be taken up to three times for credit with different content.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Year 3 and 4: Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester in third or fourth year, earning up to 12 FREN credit hours/semester. A semester abroad would significantly modify the program map and accelerate progress towards degree completion.

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Take FREN/GRMN/SPAN 1001 and 1002.
  • Already have language experience? Take the placement exam and potentially save time and money be placing into a higher level course.

Middle Years:

  • Complete FREN/GRMN/SPAN 2001 and 2002.
  • Begin your second language and Seed courses.
  • Participate in a study abroad program.
  • Meet regularly with your faculty mentor.

Last Year:

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Join ILC activities such as weekly conversation hours, monthly dinners, and student clubs.
  • Attend screenings for the International Film Series.

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Consider an internship that allows you to apply your knowledge of global languages and cultures.
  • Apply for international programs that allow you to teach English abroad and refine your language and teaching skills.

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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