2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foreign Language, BA, Concentration: French Teaching

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About the Program

A major in Foreign Language fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages, and literatures. It prepares students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures, and come to know other societies firsthand through study abroad programs. They gain linguistic skills and cultural sensitivity that make them highly competitive in the global marketplace.

Degree Requirements

  • 126 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of B- required for COM 11400; C required for ENGL 10400 and all French courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits)

Supplemental Core (45 Credits)

Physical Science (3 Credits)

Any Physical Science course

French Requirement (27 Credits)

Students must take nine (9) courses to fulfill this requirement including the following five (5) courses, two (2) French Literature courses, one (1) French Culture course, and one (1) French Civilization course.

Total 126 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of B- required for COM 11400; C required for ENGL 10400 and all French courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 5 (18 Credits)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (12 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Aesthetics – Choose1 course from: AD 25500, MUS 25000, ENGL 31900, ENGL 28600, COM 34300, or THTR 20100.

Note 2: Admission to Gate 2 courses (EDCI 35500) requires application screening by the Department of Teacher Preparation advisor. Courses marked with (f) required field observations. Students may not receive more than 2 C’s in professional education courses.

Note 3: French Requirement – Must take 11 courses from the following:

  • FR 26100 (H), 36500 (H), 46100 (H), 46500 (H), and 51100 (H)
  • Two French Literature FR 40500 (H) and 40600 (H) (or 39000 (H) or 49000 (H))
  • One course in French Culture - FR 58100 (H)
  • One course in French Civilization - FR 45000 (H)
  • Two French Electives – Choose two from: FR 30700 (H), FR 39000 (H), FR 49000 (H), or FR 51500 (H)

Note 4: Admission to Gate 3 and beyond requires Admission to Teacher Preparation program and passing of state licensure exams.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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