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Credit Overview
About Academic Credit
French Speaking Countries
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Available at NRCSA Programs in the French-Speaking World  

Credit available for French Language & Literature courses at the Under-Graduate & Graduate levels.

Credit available for courses in Art at the Undergraduate level.

Credits for Semester programs are shown below. To convert to credits using the Quarter System, increase by 50%. (Example: a six credit course on the Semester System is a nine credit course in the Quarter System.)

Requirement: A minimum of 3 weeks study with a maximum of 20 hours per week is required for every 3 credits. Applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Undergraduate Level - French

FREN 111. Elementary French I - French for beginners. Not open to French-speaking students.

FREN 112. Elementary French II - French for beginners. Not open to French-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in FREN 111.

FREN 118. Intro French for Health Services - Basic Medical French & Cultural learning for students interested in entering the health-care profession. Not open to French-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in FREN 112.

FREN 211. Intermediate French I - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to French-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in FREN 112.

FREN 212. Intermediate French II - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to French-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in FREN 211.

FREN 250. Cultures of the French-Speaking World - Familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world. Language variations, history, literature, fine arts, and cultural behavior of mainstream French cultures including U.S. Prerequisite: either FREN 111, FREN 112

FREN 305. French Culture and Civilization - Group study of selected topics focusing on French culture and civilization. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: FREN 212

FREN 312. Advanced French Communication - Advanced grammar and emphasis and on communicating in a cultural correct manner . Prerequisite: FREN 212

FREN 325. Advanced Conversation - Conversation and intensive oral practice. Not open to native French speakers. Prerequisite: FREN 212.

FREN 336: Survey of French Literature - Develop a better understanding of the culture and literature of the country Prerequisite: FREN 312

FREN 338. Introduction to French Linguistics - General aspects of French linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical, and dialectal. Prerequisite: FREN 212

FREN 340. Advanced French for Health Services - Develop the skills needed to interact, in French, with patients and health care professionals. Prerequisite: FREN 312

FREN 350: Phonetics and phonology - In this course you will learn methods and tools applied to descriptive linguistic phonetics and articulation. Prerequisite: FREN 212

FREN 370: Introduction to Translation - An introduction to theoretical and practical tools for the process of translation from English into French. The students learn to make simple text translations and advanced intermediate complexity trying to keep as closely as possible with the intent and style of the author. Prerequisite: FREN 313.

FREN 390. Independent Studies in Literature, Language, or Culture - Individualized, self-paced projects for advanced students. Students must present formal proposal of study. Prerequisite: FREN 313. May be repeated once.

FREN 430: Selected Topics in French Literature - Study authors, literary movements or specific gender in French literature. Prerequisite: FREN 313.

FREN 490. Special Topics - Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Graduate Level - French

French 590 - Special Topics Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Undergraduate Level - Art

Art 2000 - 3 credit hrs. Based upon using in-country resources to complete pre-approved independent study project.



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Select the foreign program of interest to you. Coordinate the matter of credit acceptance with your home school or employer in advance.

A. If your home school accepts credit directly from the foreign school, register for study abroad by returning the completed NRCSA PreRegistration Form and deposit to NRCSA. Coordinate credit requirements with your home school.

B. If your home school will not accept credit from abroad and wants you to work through a US sponsoring university, advise NRCSA which foreign school you wish to attend. NRCSA will send you the administrative requirements of the US universities working with that foreign school (different US schools work with different foreign schools).

  • If you appear to meet those requirements (including admission deadlines), first complete and return the NRCSA Preregistration Form to NRCSA with your deposit and a note stating your academic needs.
  • Upon acceptance by the foreign school, you will be given instructions to also register with the corresponding US university. (If your application is denied by the US university due to your grade-point or lack of prerequisites, your foreign school deposit will be refunded in full.
  • You will relate to NRCSA for foreign program information and the US university for credit/transfer credit issues and requirements.
  • The entire process can usually be completed in a few weeks assuming you have the necessary background to take the selected courses abroad.

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