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. 

Summary

Upper-Division Core9
Survey Course Electives9
Degree Electives6
Literature and/or Culture Courses6
Teaching French Track
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
Seminar/Workshop
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching French Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • 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 in another field in more demand in high schools.
  • 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.

Teaching French Track Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­French, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department