Major: French Education
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- 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.
- 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
|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) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|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 311||French Conversation and Composition I||3|
|FREN 312||French Conversation and Composition II||3|
|FREN 315||Contemporary France||3|
|FREN 350||Introduction to French Linguistics and Pronunciation||3|
|FREN 360||Studies in Language and Style (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|FREN 401||Approaches to Literature||3|
|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 492||Study Abroad (min 1 semester-14 weeks-at 300+ level in a program pre-approved by Modern Languages Dept.)||1-15|
|FREN 489||Senior Thesis (Consult department/adviser semester before enrolling)||1|
|A minimum of one year of a second foreign language is required with grades of ‘C’ or better in both courses.|
|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 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Lang)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
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.