French B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - French

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division French courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the French major. Must complete a minimum of 30 French upper division credits. FRCH 101 through FRCH 202, or equivalent, are a prerequisite for this major. A minimum of twelve upper-division credits for the major must be taken from UM faculty on the UM campus.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Upper-Division Core9
Survey Course Electives9
Degree Electives6
Literature and/or Culture Courses6
Total Hours30

Upper-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
FRCH 301Adv Grammar/Oral Writ Exprsn3
FRCH 350French Civ & Culture3
FRCH 421Adv Stylistics & Oral Arg3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Survey Course Electives

Complete three of the following courses:9
Fr. Lit. Cult. Mid. Age Renass
Fr. Lit. Cult. 17th 18th Cent.
Fr. Lit. Cult. Long 19th Cent.
Literature and Culture III: French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures of the 20th Century
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Degree Electives

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:6
Intro to Literature in French
The French Cinema
Surv African Cinema
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Literature and/or Culture Courses

Complete 6 credits from the following courses:6
Studies in French Prose
Studies in French Drama
Studies in French Poetry
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching French Concentration

Extended Major Teaching Field of French

For an endorsement in the extended major teaching field of French, a student must complete the requirements for the B.A. with a major in French including FRCH 421, LING 270S, and MCLG 410. Study in a French speaking country, provided either through the university's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

French qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in French. Students should complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement (major or minor) in another field in more demand in high schools.

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching & Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

Teaching Track

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-