University Catalog

Languages and Cultures

Chairperson: Lisa Splittgerber
Address: 113 Lawrence Hall
Phone: 320.308.4141
Email: forl@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/forl

BA in French (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • This major requires either one year in a single foreign language [other than French] OR a minor.

Notes

  • Please see the Languages and Cultures Placement Guidelines on the program website.

Program Requirements

FREN 201, FREN 202, FREN 220, FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 331, FREN 450, FREN 457.

Electives

12 credits at 400 level. Students may take 3 credits outside the department in courses with a clear French focus (e.g., History, Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History), with prior permission of major advisor.

BA programs in French, German, or Spanish satisfy the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by receiving departmental approval of their writing portfolio with a grade of C or better.


BS in French (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • See Languages and Cultures Department B.S. advisors for licensure requirements.

Program Requirements

FREN 201, FREN 202, FREN 220, FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 331, FREN 450, 454; FORL 453, FORL 455. Six credits from FREN 411, FREN 421, FREN 431, FREN 432, FREN 460, ENGL 361. Students may take 3 credits outside the department in courses with a clear French focus (e.g. History, Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History), with prior permission of major advisor.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by demonstrating Intermediate-high proficiency level according to the ACTFL guidelines through certified testing, as required by the Board of Teaching requirements.


BES in French-BES (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • Demonstration of oral language proficiency.

Notes

  • Students should enroll in FREN 101 if: only junior high language study or one year in senior high or 3 or more years since most recent completion of a class in that language.
  • Students should enroll in FREN 102 if: 2 years senior high language study and less than 3 years since the last enrollment in that language.
  • Students should enroll in FREN 102 or FREN 201 if: 3 years of senior high language study.
  • Students should enroll in FREN 201, FREN 202 or FREN 301 if: 4 or more years of senior high language study.
  • Students who have doubts about their placement should consult with foreign language faculty prior to registration.

Program Requirements

This option allows students, in conjunction with their advisor, the opportunity to design a specialized program in BES-French.



BA and BES programs in French, German, or Spanish satisfy the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by receiving departmental approval of their writing portfolio with a grade of C or better.


Minor in French-BES (24 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Arranged in consultation with and approved by advisor.



Minor in French (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

FREN 201, FREN 202 (where necessary), FREN 220, FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 331. Select 3 credits of any 400-level FREN course.



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