Feb 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

French Major

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A minimum of 32 hours, including the following:

One of the following courses:

One 4000-level course.

Two 5000-level courses taught in French.

Nine credit hours of electives at the 3000-5000 level.

These hours may be taken from any combination of the following:

  • One or more electives taken in a pre-approved study abroad program;


  • LANG 3750 with French focus;


  • FREN courses not taken to fulfill requirements listed above (i.e. FREN 3150, 3170, 3200, 3220 or 3230, 3260, 4160, 4540, 5030, 5100, 5200, 5400). LANG 5250 can also count toward the French major.

Course work to include:

Six hours of pre-approved courses taken abroad. These six credits can be taken as part of the required or elective hours. Exceptions to study abroad requirement may be granted where circumstances do not permit it.

The following courses cannot be counted toward the major:

The following courses cannot be counted toward the major: FREN 2750, FREN 5000, FREN 5010.

Teaching Certification

Students pursuing a French language initial teaching certification must enroll in the College of Education and Human Development’s Post-Baccalaureate program after completion of their undergraduate French degree. As part of that program, they must complete LANG 6580 - Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. The prerequisites for enrollment in LANG 6580 include a minimum score of Advanced Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview exam. Please consult the College of Education’s revised secondary education guidelines for more information.

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