2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Foreign Language, BA, Concentration: French Teaching


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About the Program


Apply Now 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


  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34200, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDCI 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500, and all other required 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)


Major Core (42 Credits)


Activities, round-trip transportation, and personal spending money are not included in the program cost.
If students cannot go to Quebec, they will be able to take the six credits of French electives during Semesters 7 and 8.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34200, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDCI 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500, and all other required 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 4 (15-21 Credits)


Semester 6 (17 Credits)


Semester 8 (9-12 Credits)


  • (e) (f)
  • French Elective - 30000-level or above, if student did not participate in the French Intensive Program in Semester 4 (See Note 4)

Additional Information and Guidelines


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

Note 2: French Requirement – Must take 10 courses (30 credits) to fulfill this requirement.

  • FLL 31100 and FLL 36101 should be taken during semesters 3 and 4 (6 credits)
  • FR 26100 and FR 36500 (6 credits)
  • One course from French Literature FR 40500 or French Literature FR 40600 or Special Topics in French FR 39000 or 49000 with French Literature topic (3 credits)
  • One course from French Culture FR 58100 or French Civilization FR 45000 or French Cinema FR 33000 or Commercial French FR 30700 (3 credits)
  • FR 49500 French Capstone should be taken in Senior year (3 credits)
  • French Electives can be any FR 30000 level or higher not already used to fulfill the French Requirements listed above (3-9 credits)

Note 3: The best time to take the Content test is in semester five (5).  During EDCI 35500 the roster will be used to identify students. The best time to take the Pedagogy test is in semester six (6).   During EDCI 34200 the roster will be used to identify students

Note 4: It is strongly recommended that students spend at least one MayMester in Quebec. The intensive French program in Québec will allow students to earn 6 credits in French. The cost of the 5-week program is $3,300 and covers the following:

  • Tuition and fees (6 credits) at Purdue Northwest.
  • International health insurance.
  • School fees at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
  • Housing in Trois-Rivières.
  • Allowance for meals in Trois-Rivières.

Activities, round-trip transportation, and personal spending money are not included in the program cost.
If students cannot go to Quebec, they will be able to take the 6-credit French electives during Semesters 7 and 8.

Resources


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, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

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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