B.A. - French Culture Studies

B.A. - French Culture Studies

DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH CULTURE

 

Additional admission requirements

Entrance exam in French.

The following will be exempt from taking the entrance test in French:

·          Holders of a matriculation certificate from France or from another French speaking country.

·          Applicants who have earned a grade of 80 or more in French at a level of 4 or 5 study unit in an Israeli matriculation certificate.

·          Holders of an Israeli matriculation certificate without a grade in French, who are graduates of the Department's preparatory courses ("Mechina") in French: a grade of 90 in a course for advanced students or a grade of at least 85 in a language improvement course (expression in writing, oral expression).

·          Students with no knowledge in French and who would like to study in the "French Culture in Hebrew" program.

 

Study Program

Lectures are delivered in French or in Hebrew, depending on the program of study.

One of the following options is to be chosen as the study framework:

One may specialize in French in one of the following nine tracks: Expanded, major, major in Hebrew, structured double major, unstructured double major, structured double major in Hebrew, unstructured double major in Hebrew, minor, minor in Hebrew.

Expanded track

This track exempts students from specializing in another department.

46 annual hours divided as follows:

30 hours: requirements for a major subject (see below).

16 additional hours (including a seminar).


Major track

30 annual hours divided as follows:

Proficiency courses for improving mastery of the language (written expression, oral expression, a separate track for native French speakers).

Courses for acquiring knowledge and learning research methods in literature, linguistics and culture (includes 2 seminars).

Major track – French Culture in Hebrew

30 annual hours divided as follows:

Proficiency courses for improving mastery of the language (French for beginners and French for advanced students).

Courses for acquiring knowledge and learning research methods in literature and culture (includes 2 seminars).

Interdisciplinary courses in the departments of Comparative Literature, General Philosophy, Musicology, History and Political Science. (Up to 4 annual hours + a seminar in the major and unstructured double major tracks and up to 2 annual hours + a seminar in the structured double major track).

Structured double major track – in conjunction with the departments: Classical Studies, Philosophy, Hebrew Literature and Comparative Literature.

25 annual hours (for additional details, contact the Department of French Culture).

Unstructured double major track – in conjunction with another department at the University that offers a program of 27 annual hours.

Structured double major track – French Culture in Hebrew – in conjunction with the departments: Classical Studies, Philosophy, English, Hebrew Literature and Comparative Literature.

25 annual hours.

Unstructured double major track – French Culture in Hebrew – in conjunction with another department at the University that offers a program of 27 annual hours.

Minor track

16 annual hours divided as follows:

Compulsory proficiency courses

Courses in literature or linguistics or culture (including one seminar).


Minor track – French Culture in Hebrew

16 annual hours divided as follows:

Compulsory courses: French for beginners and French for advanced students

Courses in literature and culture (including one seminar).

Teaching certificate in French

These studies are presently being conducted at Beit Berl College.

 

Combined Study Track for Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

The combined study track For Bachelor's and Master's degrees allows outstanding students to complete their BA and MA degrees in a study track without a thesis, within 4 years.

 

Admission Requirements:

·      Students in the expanded track only, who will complete the first or second year of their BA studies with a grade average of at least 85.

·      Whoever begins BA studies and has advanced potential (matriculation grade average and psychometric score).

Structure of the track:

Starting from the third year of BA studies, students participating in the program will take MA courses at a scope of 6-8 annual hours.

In the fourth year, subject to fulfillment of all the conditions and acceptance by the Master's Degree Committee, the students will be regarded as MA students.

Upon completion of three full years of study, and provided they meet all BA requirements, the students will be eligible for a Bachelor's degree. The students will receive confirmation of eligibility for a Master's degree (and a teaching certificate) upon completion of the fourth year, provided they have fulfilled all the requirements.

French as a Foreign Language (for those not specializing in French)

The Department of French Culture conducts language courses - at various levels, for students outside the department, in accordance with students' areas of specialization.

Beginners – 4 annual hours.

Advanced – 4 annual hours.

 

For more information, refer to the Department of French Culture website.

 french.biu.ac.il/en

Last modified: 22/07/2012