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French Education (BSED)

French Minor

Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures, French Concentration 
In addition to the 48 credits of General Education requirements, the French B.A. consists of 42 credits in the major. Thirty-three of those credits should be French courses, as follows

  • FR 251 (French III) AND

  • FR 252 (French IV) OR FR 250 (Intensive Intermediate French) (6 credits)

  • FR 265 (Intermediate French Conversation)

  • FR 281 (Advanced French Grammar and Composition I)  OR

  • FR 282 (Advanced French Grammar and Composition II)

  • FR 301 (French Civilization)

  • FR 341 (French Literature Survey I)

  • Four additional French courses FR 253-FR 499


The following courses should make up the other 9 credit hours to complete the French Major:

  • ENG 262 (Introduction to the English Language)

  • 6 additional credits in courses related to French from among the following: FR 101, 103, 109; ANTH 380/ENG380;ENG 227, 228, 457, 458, 459; GEOG 310; HIST 111, 112, 113, 254.


Bachelor of Science in French Education
Students majoring in French Education must complete a 33 credit Education Core (please refer to the French Education B.S. checksheet for a list of courses that constitute the Education Core), as well as 33 credits of French courses, as follows:

  • FR 251 (French III) and 

  • FR 252 (French IV) OR FR 250 (Intensive Intermediate French)

  • FR 270 (Introduction to French Phonetics and Pronunciation)

  • FR 281 (Advanced French Grammar and Composition I) OR

  • FR 282 (Advanced French Grammar and Composition II)

  • FR 301 (French Civilization)

  • FR 341 (French Literature Survey I)

  • FR 342 (French Literature Survey II)

  • Three additional French courses (9 credits) above FR 253-499, excluding courses used above and courses taught in English.


In addition, French education majors must take  credits of supplementary courses, as follows:

  • ENG 457 (Introduction to Linguistics) OR ENG 262 (Introduction to the English Language)


All French education majors should remain in close contact with their advisors, both in the Education and Modern Languages and Cultures departments, so that both your required French and education courses are taken on a timely basis. For example, the three-week “block” experience, which takes place in a school environment, should be scheduled on the semester that the French education major takes ED 338 (Methods of Teaching Modern Language), which is offered once a year in the Fall Semester and is taught by a member of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all required courses and field experiences are completed in a timely and satisfactory manner.

French Minor
Required Courses (9 credits):

  • FR 152 (French II – Elementary French II)

  • FR 251 (French III) AND

  • FR 252 (French IV) OR FR 250 (Intensive Intermediate French) (6 credits)


Additional Required Courses – 9 credits, to be selected from the following:

  • FR 253 (Commercial French)

  • FR 260 (French Short Story)

  • FR 265 (Intermediate French Conversation)

  • FR 255 (French Phonetics and Pronunciation)

  • FR 281 (Advanced Grammar and Composition I)

  • FR 282 (Advanced Grammar and Composition II)


Required Capstone Course – 3 credit course at the 300- level, to be selected from the following:

  • FR 301 (French Civilization)

  • FR 340 (French Cinema)

  • FR 341 (French Literature Survey I)

  • FR 342 (French Literature Survey II)

  • FR 353 (Development of the French Drama)

  • FR 354 (Development of the French Novel)

  • FR 358 (French Thinkers)

  • FR 360 (French Canadian Writers)

  • FR 361 (Black Writers in French Literature)