French Education

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Major Requirements

Major: French Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
    2. Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
  7. At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

Major Requirements

Teaching Specialty Requirements
A GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
A minimum grade of ‘B’ is required in the teaching specialty courses.
FREN 311French Conversation and Composition I3
FREN 312French Conversation and Composition II3
FREN 315Contemporary France3
FREN 350Introduction to French Linguistics and Pronunciation3
FREN 360Studies in Language and Style (May satisfy general education category C)3
FREN 401Approaches to Literature3
Select four of the following:12
The French-Speaking World
Women in French Literature
Advanced Conversation Through Contemporary Culture
Translation: Practice and Theory
French Literature & Culture before 1800
French Literature & Culture since 1800
Themes & Topics in French Literature & Culture
Genres in French Literature
Study Abroad & Capstone Experience
FREN 492Study Abroad (min 1 semester-14 weeks-at 300+ level in a program pre-approved by Modern Languages Dept.)1-15
FREN 489Senior Thesis (Consult department/adviser semester before enrolling)1
Foreign Language 8
A minimum of one year of a second foreign language is required with grades of ‘C’ or better in both courses.
Ancillary Electives 6
Choose at least two courses from the following areas: Western Civilization, History of Europe or Africa, World Literature or Mythology, or any area of linguistics. Consult department or adviser for approved list. May count towards general education requirements.
Professional Education Requirements
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required inthe following courses.
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Lang)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Total Credits77-91

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • Of the 28 required credits of French, a minimum of 15, in addition to the capstone, must be resident credit (i.e. taken at NDSU, cannot be Tri-College nor study abroad).
  • Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements                                                                              

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 6 credits of Humanities and Social Sciences and two years of one modern foreign language at the college level or equivalent are required.